Bring in Sophie! Bring in Polin, too! Bring more of the world of Bridgerton, which isn’t only what we want, but what we truly deserve. Who said romance wasn’t a genre that would sell? We don’t know them, and we also wouldn’t even pay attention to such a statement, because not only do we know it’s false …but the numbers prove it.
“Bridgerton swept us off our feet,” Bela Bajaria, Netflix’s VP of Global TV said. “The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional, romantic drama for our members. They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We’re planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come.”
Eight seasons sound good to us.
“From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate a viewing audience.” Shonda Rhimes said. “But the evolution of this adaptation would not be a success without the many significant contributions of the entire Shondaland team. This two-season pickup is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I feel incredibly grateful to have partners as collaborative and creative as Netflix. Betsy and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue bringing the world of Bridgerton to a worldwide audience.”
No one is truly surprised at this announcement, we should think, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t truly glad to have confirmation of the news . The confirmation Bridgerton had been renewed for season 3 AND 4 first came from the mouth of Chris Van Dusen himself.
Then we heard it from Lady Whistledown:
Season 2, which has only just started production, will focus on Anthony Bridgerton, while if the show follows the books, and we have no reason to believe otherwise, should focus on Benedict Bridgerton, while season 4 focuses on Colin Bridgerton (and maybe someone else you know, ahem). Considering the book series comprises 8 books, we should hope 4 is not the final number of seasons we will get, but as it stands this is a big commitment for Netflix, so we’ll take it ….for now.
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Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix.