From Netflix and Shondaland, as the bold title declares, the first trailer for the second season of Bridgerton is here. The minute-long teaser, which debuted on Monday, offers a glimpse of what to expect for fans of Netflix’s hit drama.
The second season tells the story of Lord Anthony Bridgerton – Bridgerton’s older brother – and his quest to find a bride. The first season focused on her sister Daphne, played by Phoebe Dynevor, and her romance with the Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page. While Dynevor will be back for the second season, Page has pulled out of the show amid much speculation.
The teaser features a voiceover from gossip Lady Whistledown, who promises she’s sharpening her knives for more scandal. Here’s the official synopsis for the new season: “Driven by his duty to defend the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate (Simone Ashley) and her young sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma arrives from India.When Anthony begins courting Edwina, Kate discovers the true nature of his intentions – a true love match is not high on her list of priorities – and decides to do everything in his power to stop the union. But in doing so, Kate and Anthony’s verbal fights only bring them closer together, complicating matters on both sides. On the other side of Grosvenor Square, the Featheringtons must accommodate the new heir to their estate while Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) continues to navigate the ton while keeping her deepest secret from the people closest to her.
Based on the novels by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton is created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, marking her first project for Netflix. The first season broke viewership records for the streamer and is currently its second most-watched show of all time, after Squid Game. Bridgerton was renewed for two more seasons already. The second season will air on March 25.