Bridgerton series 2 details unveiled as boss describes new romance as ‘magnetic’

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Bridgerton enjoyed immense success after it debuted on Netflix last year and, according to show runner Chris Van Dusen, the upcoming second season will offer fans even more of what they loved the first time.

In an interview with Deadline, Chris went as far as to say: “I don’t think people are going to be ready. It’s everything people love so much about the first season but more.”

And it sounds like that has a lot to do with the “magnetic” new romance that’s set to be at the centre of the season. The eldest Bridgerton child, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) will search for love after his failed romance with singer Siena Rosso (Sabrina Bartlett).

When he finds it with new debutante Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), sparks fly.

When asked about Jonathan and Simone’s chemistry in the upcoming season, Chris said: “The two of them are just magnetic.”

Speaking of magnetism, many fans of the show were heartbroken when the news broke that series favourite Regé-Jean Page would not be returning for the show’s second run.

The actor recently received an Emmy nomination for his portrayal of Simon Basset – aka “The Duke” – landing himself on the shortlist for the Outstanding Leading Actor accolade ahead of the 2021 ceremony. Despite the fact he won’t be making a comeback, Chris insisted: “He’s our duke and he will always be our duke.”

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He added: “I know he’s actually about to continue charming the world in really amazing ways and I hope I’m fortunate enough to work with him again."

It’s not all bad news though. Phoebe Dynevor – who plays Daphne Bridgerton, the duke’s wife – will be returning regardless. She’ll assist her brother as he attempts to navigate the highs and lows of the social season.

As well as Regé-Jean’s Emmy nomination, the record-breaking show received two more for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

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Chris admitted he “never anticipated this level of response or reception.”

Speaking on the matter he said: “I always hoped that people would find and fall in love with this show but I certainly could never have anticipated this level of response or reception and it’s been so exciting and a little surreal in the best way possible. I’m just filled with so much gratitude.”

Chris has revealed he’s already editing the first two episodes of the second season, so if all goes well the next instalments could debut soon.

Season one of Bridgerton is currently streaming on Netflix

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