I realize it seems as though it has taken forever, Dear Reader, but it truly has not been that long since Bridgerton Season 1 debuted on Netflix and rocked all of our worlds. While word of Season 2 was, soon after, joined by the rather disappointing news that we'd be short one Duke of Hastings, fans have still been quite eager to get any and all information possible about what's coming and when. Luckily, we can all breathe a little easier, as Bridgerton Season 2 was just spotted filming!
While a slight social media slip up involving a post from Bridgerton star Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton) in mid-March led many fans to believe the series had already begun committing some of its famed witty banter and scandalous sexytimes to film, it turns out that that was a bit further off than we'd hoped. But, never fear! As noted in People, the cast has finally been spotted all dressed up and actually at work on the new set of episodes.
So, just what was the Bridgerton Season 2 cast seen doing while on set? Fans of the books, and Jonathan Bailey's Anthony Bridgerton, will be glad to know that Bailey was seen filming side by side with none other than Simone Ashley, a new series star who's playing the role of Anthony's eventual Season 2 love interest, Kate Sharma. In one photo, Anthony and Kate are standing and staring on in awe among a crowd of other well-dressed characters who all remain seated.
Apparently, the scene in question saw many of the characters attending a horse race. (How very Regency-era London of you, Bridgerton!) We can see Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) seated behind them and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) beside her, but other stars were also in attendance as their characters, including the aforementioned Luke Newton, and his fellow Bridgerton siblings Claudia Jessie (Eloise) and Luke Thompson (Benedict).
In case you were wondering, Anthony and Kate appeared to both be attired in wonderfully deep shades of blue and looked amazing together!
While we all know that Bridgerton Season 1 mostly followed the romance between Regé-Jean Page's Simon, Duke of Hastings and Phoebe Dynevor's Daphne Bridgerton, upcoming seasons have planned to keep with the tradition of author Julia Quinn's novels, and set a different sibling's journey to love as the focus for each season. This means that Quinn's second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me, will be the basis for Season 2, and see Anthony and Kate fall for one another.
Anthony was, of course, devastated after his for forbidden love, opera singer Siena Rosso, walked away from him at the end of the first season to be with a man who had no desire to change her. If the show closely follows Quinn's book, this will mean that the eldest Bridgerton sibling will have given up on love (as he did in the final minutes of the Bridgerton Season 1 finale), but decided to find a wife anyway, out of duty as opposed to romantic interest.
In the book, he sets his sights on Kate's younger sister, Edwina (who will be played by Charithra Chandran), but Kate is convinced that the rake will be terrible for her little sis, so the "meddlesome schemer" becomes determined to stop the betrothal. As you might imagine, while Kate and Anthony begin as enemies, they'll be doing some lovey dovey stuff before long.
Even though we don't know when Bridgerton Season 2 will debut just yet, the show was also renewed for two more seasons a couple of weeks ago. This means that fans can also look forward to Seasons 3 and 4, and the love stories of Benedict and Colin (in that order).
We'll likely have plenty of Bridgerton updates in the weeks to come, but if you need more to watch on the small screen, check out our 2021 summer TV schedule!