Bridgerton is officially a smash hit for Netflix after being viewed by 63 million households in the first four weeks of its release.
The response to the decadent Regency-era drama has made it clear that fans want more as soon as possible.
However, some will be delighted to discover that the show’s creator Chris Van Dusen already has plans for the show to have an eight-season run.
Yep, we could very well be returning to London’s social season in the early 1800s several more times to watch all the other Bridgerton family members find love.
Here’s everything that’s been said so far.
How many seasons of Bridgerton are there?
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen has made it clear that he wants to follow the lead of the Julia Quinn novels that inspired the show and tell the love story of all eight Bridgerton siblings.
He told Collider: ‘This being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, for sure.’
When asked outright if he was hoping to make eight seasons, he replied: Yes, I would love that. In success, I would love that.’
Later in the chat, he confirmed that a second season would focus on Anthony’s love life now that Daphne and Simon’s love story has won over fans.
Has Netflix renewed Bridgerton for season two?
There still isn’t any official news about a second season just yet, but a source told Metro.co.uk that production was hoping to get going in Spring 2021.
The series is part of Shonda Rhimes’ ‘$150 million multi-year deal’ with Netflix so it feels likely that plans for another few seasons were already in place.
Netflix is known to reveal renewal plans as early as two weeks after a show premieres, so let’s hope Lady Whistledown drops the good news ASAP.
Is Bridgerton based on books?
The series is actually based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn – and there’s eight in total.
The first season of the show is based on The Duke And I, the first book in the collection, but it also sets up some of the stories from other novels too.
Here’s the order in which to read them, if you’re keen to learn what happens next:
- The Duke and I
- The Viscount Who Loved Me
- An Offer From A Gentleman
- Romancing Mister Bridgerton
- To Sir Phillip, With Love
- When He Was Wicked
- It’s In His Kiss
- On The Way To The Wedding
Julia has also written The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After – a collection of epilogues about what happened once the main stories were over.
Bridgerton is available stream now on Netflix.
Credit: Original article published here.