If you've spent the past few days binging the new Netflix series Bridgerton, well, you're not alone. At the time of this writing, the romantic period drama (which is set in Regency England and based on the bestselling series of books by Julia Quinn) was at the number one spot on the streamer's Top 10 list in the U.S., and there are plenty of good reasons for that. Season 1 offers up a lot of love stories, drama, tears, some very steamy sexytimes and a good dose of intrigue. Fans are already wondering when they might get more, and here's what the Bridgerton cast is saying about the show potentially being renewed for Season 2.
Bridgerton focuses on the titular family of a widowed, high society lady and her eight children, as her eldest daughter is introduced to society and tries to find a husband. But, the cast is stacked beyond those who make up the family, as several of their friends, associates, lovers, and rivals also come into play in major ways. One of these friends is Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls), and good ol' Pen goes through a lot during the course of Season 1. So, would Coughlan be on board to bring Pen back in Bridgerton Season 2? Here's what she told Radio Times:
I’d love to go on that journey with her, to see how she’s changed. I’d really love to come back because I feel like we’ve just scratched the surface. And because there’s such a huge cast in this show, there’s so much more of all the characters. There’s people I didn’t even get to act with...I mean, I feel like we’ve established this big world so I’d love to explore more of it.
There's no doubt that Pen will have changed a great deal by the time we see her again, should Bridgerton get the go-ahead for Season 2. She's already dealt with some serious heartbreaks and held on to some mighty secrets in the first season, but viewers will just have to wait and see if everything Pen's been through will change her romantic, hopeful, and frequently sunny disposition forever.
The central characters for much of Bridgerton Season 1 are Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), who deal with a real roller coaster of a relationship throughout the entire season. The show leaves audiences with a nice surprise for the two, but if you're already dying to know what might come up for Daphne and her Duke in Season 2, Page has some thoughts on how things might progress for them, telling TV Guide:
I'm not sure I believe in paradise. I know that the romance genre generally does — part of the deal is that you get a happy ending. But as far as continuing to explore characters, I think that love is an evolving thing. It's a living, breathing thing that needs tending, that needs looking after, that needs mending when it gets worn or torn. They get married very young. They still have a lot of growing to do. They have a lot to do, and I think it'll always be fun to watch them do that together.
Well, if that isn't a perfect tease, I don't know what is! Basically, we should be entirely prepared for a possible Bridgerton Season 2 to give us just as much drama and romance as Season 1, and I think we all know that that would be a very good thing!
Bridgerton hasn't been renewed for Season 2 just yet, but a recent listing in Production Weekly suggests that Netflix might be gearing up for an announcement sooner rather than later. Be sure to stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest on Bridgerton, and for more to watch in the new year, check out our guide to winter / spring 2021 premieres!