'Bridgerton' Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Trailer, and Plot—Everything We Know so Far

Bridgerton became a worldwide phenomenon when it debuted on Netflix on Christmas Day in 2020.

The period drama's first season followed the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), and the second season will move the focus onto her brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey).

Based on the best-selling romance novels by Julia Quinn, here is everything you need to know about the show's forthcoming season.

When is 'Bridgerton' Season 2 Out?

Fans may have hoped for the second season of Bridgerton to be released a year after the first, on Christmas Day 2021, but that didn't quite work out.

Filming on the new set of episodes only ended on November 20, as confirmed by showrunner Chris Van Dusen on Instagram, so a Christmas release was never going to be feasible.

Despite this, the Bridgerton crew decided to give fans a special treat on the one-year anniversary: confirmation of the show's release date.

In a video shared on social media, the cast revealed that the period drama would return on Friday, March 25 2022.

All eight episodes of the second season will drop on Netflix in one go, ready for fans to binge watch to their heart's content.

What Will Happen in 'Bridgerton' Season 2?

Bridgerton Season 2 is based on "The Viscount Who Loved Me," the second book in Quinn's historical romance series about the eponymous family.

The book follows Anthony as he searches for a suitable wife to wed and have children with in order to fulfil his responsibility as the eldest son and heir to the Bridgerton family.

Anthony has several requirements for his ideal blushing bride-to-be, and he sets his sights on Edwina Sheffield (who has been renamed Sharma in the show) only for her sister Kate to thwart him at every turn.

While Anthony and Kate first begin as enemies, their war-of-words soon takes a turn neither of them expected.

Who Stars in 'Bridgerton' Season 2?

Bailey will reprise his role as Anthony in the period drama, with newcomer Simone Ashley taking on the role of Kate.

Charithra Chandran will portray Kate's step-sister Edwina, while Shelley Conn also joins the show as their mother Mary.

A number of cast members will return to Bridgerton for its second season, including Dynevor as Antony's sister Daphne, Claudia Jessie as his sister Eloise, Luke Newton as his brother Colin, and Luke Thompson as his brother Benedict.

While they didn't feature as much as their other onscreen siblings in Season 1, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston, and Florence Hunt are expected to also return as Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth Bridgerton, respectively.

Ruth Gemmell will once again play matriarch Lady Bridgerton, while Rupert Evans joins the cast as her late husband Edmund.

Other cast members set to return include Adjoa Andoh, Nicola Coughlan, Golda Rosheuvel, Jessica Madsen, Harriet Cains, and Bessie Carter.

One actor who has confirmed he will not return is Page, who announced ahead of filming that he wouldn't reprise his role as Simon, despite the character making a cameo appearance in the original novel.

Is There a Trailer for 'Bridgerton' Season 2?

A trailer was revealed for Bridgerton Season 2 on Monday. It teased the romance to come, and the battle of wits between Anthony and Kate.

Julie Andrews returns to narrate as Lady Whistledown in the teaser trailer, which sees the gossip columnist asking if the members of the Ton missed her.

Teasing the new London season, both Kate and Edwina are seen joining the English gentry in order to find the latter a husband, and Edwina immediately draws the attention of Anthony but not without risking the ire of Kate.

The trailer ends by showing Penelope Featherington (Coughlan) finishing writing her Whistledown column. At the end of Season 1 Penelope was revealed to be the person behind the persona.

Bridgerton Season 2 will be released on Netflix on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Update 02/14/22 ,11:40 a.m. ET: This article was updated to include the official teaser trailer for Bridgerton Season 2.

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Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton and Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma in "Bridgerton" Season 2. On Christmas Day it was confirmed the show would be released on Friday, March 25 2022. Liam Daniel/Netflix