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Netflix renews Bridgerton for second season

Netflix renews Bridgerton for second season
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Netflix confirms that period drama Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season.

Netflix has announced that the period drama Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season, with filming expected to start within the next few months.

The series, from prolific producer Shonda Rhimes, is based on Julia Quinn's series of novels and follows the lives and loves of eight high-society siblings in the Regency era.

The news of the show's renewal was announced in a letter from narrator Lady Whistledown in her Society Papers.

"Dearest Readers," she began. "The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honour to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season. I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion.

"The incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return to production in the Spring of 2021. This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. I will have my pen ready to report on any and all of his romantic activities.

"However, gentle reader, before you set the comments section alight with requests for more sordid details, know that I am disinclined to report on the particulars at this time. Patience, after all, is a virtue. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown."

Netflix has estimated that around 63 million households worldwide have watched the show since its release on Christmas Day, although the streaming service counts a viewer as someone who has watched any part of the series for just two minutes or more.

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