Netflix has confirmed that its newly-released hit series Bridgerton will officially return for a second season.
The stars of the period drama — whose “raunchy” take on Regency-era England has taken the world by storm — include Irish actress Nicola Coughlan, first known for her role in Derry Girls.
Production on the second season will begin in the spring of 2021, with the new storyline set to focus on the character of Anthony Bridgerton, the oldest of the Bridgerton siblings.
The first season saw viewers follow the eldest daughter of the powerful family, Daphne, as she made her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market.
The show, billed by some as a twist on Gossip Girl meets Downton Abbey, features Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown — the mysterious author of a high society scandal sheet.
Daphne conspires to outwit the author with the aid of committed bachelor, the Duke of Hastings.
The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels and comes from Shondaland and creator Chris Van Dusen.