The popular period drama Bridgerton is all set to return for the third and fourth season. The announcement was made a few weeks after the show got renewed for its second season. The show is based on Julia Quinn's best-selling novels of the same name. Season two resumed production in spring 2021 in London. The next season will focus on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) with Rege-Jean Page (Duke of Hastings) exiting the show right after the first season.
The news of the third and fourth season was announced in sync with the theme of the show -- through a letter by the show's central character and narrator Lady Whistledown, voiced by Hollywood legend Julie Andrews. The letter, in the form of one of "Lady Whistledown's society papers", read, "Esteemed members of the Ton, It seems we have a rather special announcement. Bridgerton shall return for seasons three and four. This author shall have to purchase more ink. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown."
“Bridgerton swept us off our feet. The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional, romantic drama for our members. They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We’re planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come,” said Bela Bajaria, VP global TV at Netflix, in a statement.
The first season follows the families of British high society and their romantic pursuits through the lens of a mysterious gossip columnist, Lady Whistledown. The Netflix show proved to be an immediate success, with Rege-Jean Page (Duke of Hastings) and Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton) getting star status.