The hot duke won’t be back on Bridgerton season 2, but our hearts can be mended by a hot viscount. Bridgerton season 2 is deep into production, though two positive COVID-19 tests have forced filming to pause for a time. But it resumes, the cast and crew will return to making more episodes of the Regency-era drama.
If you heard wailing and gnashing of teeth earlier this year, it’s because Regé-Jean Page, who played the Duke of Hastings, announced he wasn’t starring in Bridgerton season 2. Instead, the second installment will “turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess.” Speaking of which, not only has Bridgerton cast Simone Ashley as Anthony’s love interest Kate, the show is also adding Charithra Chandran as Kate’s sister Edwina.
Bridgerton (already one of the best Netflix shows) is adapted from Julia Quinn’s popular novels and can be described as “Jane Austen meets Gossip Girl.” The show follows the eponymous Bridgerton family as they navigate the marriage market. And all the sordid secrets of the high-class London ton are chronicled with sharp wit by the anonymous columnist Lady Whistledown.