Netflix’s buzzy Regency romance “Bridgerton” has been renewed for a second season, the streaming giant said Thursday.
From “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, the series puts a modern twist on the books about an upper-class family in early 19th-century England, introducing colour-blind casting and strong feminist themes.
One of Netflix’s most popular original series launches, it was on course to watched by more than 63 million households in the four weeks from its Christmas Day premiere, the platform said.
“Dearest Readers, The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honor to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season,” read a message on the show’s social media accounts, in the style of its narrator Lady Whistledown.
The first season followed Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) as she made her debut in Regency London, seeking a husband. Julia Quinn’s “Bridgerton” romance novel series featured a different sibling in each book.