For a Duke who leaves, there is a Daphne who remains and parades through the streets with white gloves and a haughty gaze. Shooting continues at a fast pace near London for the second season of Bridgerton, the Netflix series that, after the success of last Christmas, is preparing to return to the platform in the hope that the public will not turn their backs on the series after the forfeit of Regé-Jean Page, who chose not to end up like Dr. Shepherd’s Grey’s Anatomy convincing himself that he pulled out of the project before being stuck in his character forever.
In the meantime, however, the shooting goes on and, as we know, will start not only from Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), but from her brother Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who will find love (spoiler!) in Kate, played by Simone Ashley.
Joining her will be fresh, young new faces such as Charithra Chandran (Edwina, her half-sister), Rupert Young (Jack, an English gentleman) and Calam Lynch (Theo, a painter’s assistant), although the absence of the Duca continues to weigh heavily on the curiosity effect around Bridgerton 2, in the meantime confirmed for another two seasons for the happiness of showrunner Chris Van Dausen, who in his heart hoped that the project would continue to follow all the novels of the romantic saga created by the pen of Julia Quinn. albeit with the necessary differences to make the series aligned with the spirit of the times. The choice to entrust the role of the viscountess for which Anthony will lose his head to Ashley, for example, demonstrates the creative team’s willingness to underline the discourse of inclusiveness already inaugurated with the first season (the Sheffield family of the original novel, in fact, has been modified to be of Indian origin in the series).
It is very likely that, in the coming seasons, potentially interesting characters such as Eloise (Claudia Jessie), Colin (Luke Newton), and of course Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) may have new attention and new developments: “He’s crazy and brilliant. There will also be many brilliant characters introduced in this series, and it’s not just Anthony we will get to know best, ”Van Dausen said in an interview with British Vogue, hoping to keep fans’ attention. All beautiful, for heaven’s sake. After all, there is a lot of material to sell (the Bridgerton family is made up of eight brothers, you want to tell stories about them), yet one doubt remains: if it was especially the spoon with which the Duke makes love that remained most impressed in the first season, are we really sure that everything else will be solid enough to make it into season four?