Netflix released on Sunday, September 26, the first teaser for the upcoming sequel to the Shondaland series Bridgerton during TUDUM, an online fan event hosted by the entertainment giant.
The teaser features Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) confronting a new character in the Bridgerton universe, Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Anthony accosts Kate for “eavesdropping,” who in turn lectures the viscount for his marriage requirements and views that consider women as mere “chattels and breeding stock.”
The upcoming series, set for release in 2022, is the follow-up to the hit 2020 series Bridgerton, a Regency-era drama that followed Daphne Bridgerton, who is introduced to society and begins her search for a suitable husband. By the end of the series, Daphne marries Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).
Bridgerton is a Shondaland adaptation of the novel series by Julia Quinn. Eight of the books in the series follow the stories of each of the Bridgerton siblings in their pursuit of love and marriage.
The second season of Bridgerton will be based on The Viscount Who Loved Me, which follows eldest son Anthony as he finally decides to seriously begin his search for a bride. In the book, his main love interest is named Kate Sheffield.
This means that while most of the cast will remain the same for all seasons – should Netflix adapt all the books in the series – not all characters have major roles in each plot line. Regé-Jean earlier confirmed that he will not be returning for the second season. In The Viscount Who Loved Me, the Duke of Hastings makes only a handful of cameos.
Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) and Charithra Chandra were also part of the TUDUM panel. Charithra is set to play Edwina Sharma, Kate’s sister whom Anthony first intends to pursue for marriage. – Rappler.com