The intrigues and loves of the Bridgerton family return, although widely announced months ago, from March 25 on Netflix and this time it will be Viscount Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), eldest son of the house and heir to the title of the late father, to take over in the second. season of the event series (the first was followed by 82 million subscribers overall in the world according to the data of the platform in the first 28 days of programming), license plate Shondaland based on the romance novels of Julia Quinn. There will be no Simon, the Duke of Hastings, who has made more than a few fans lose sleep, namely the beloved Regé-Jean Page. Lady Whistledown herself explains his absence: “Dear readers, since all eyes will be on the search for Lord Antony Bridgerton, for his Viscountess, it is time to say goodbye to Regè-Jean Page, who has interpreted so masterfully the Duke of Hastings. We will miss Simon’s presence on screen, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family. Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother cope with the new social season and what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers can ever handle. Yours sincerely, Lady Whistledown. ‘ Julia Quinn’s novels continue with new episodes, focusing on the second novel in the saga, The Viscount Who Loved Me (Oscar Bestseller Mondadori). If the public continues to be passionate about love stories in Regency sauce, other seasons are expected. The setting of the book is no longer London, with its rigid labels, royal protocols and Grosvenor Square townhouses in London. This time we move to a less formal environment, the countryside. In the new episodes the events previously centered on the noble family consisting of Lady Violet, the four children Anthony, Benedict, Colin and Gregory and the four daughters Daphne, Eloise, Francesca and Hyacinthe, and the antagonists Featherington, the mother Portia, Lady Featherington, the husband, Baron Archibald, and the three daughters Philippa, Prudence and Penelope, will see the arrival of two new protagonists: in the cast of the second season in fact Simone Ashley (Sex Education) is Kate Sharma and Charithra Chandran plays her sister Edwina. Both of Indian origin, the actresses were desired in continuity with the desire to make the cast more and more inclusive.
Bridgerton’s second season therefore follows Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), the eldest of the Bridgerton brothers and sisters and viscount, in his search for a suitable wife. Guided by his sense of duty in safeguarding his family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems doomed to fail, until Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) they don’t come from India. When Anthony begins courting Edwina, Kate discovers the true nature of her intentions – true love is not top of her priorities – and decides to do everything in her power to prevent their union. But in doing so, the verbal skirmishes between Kate and Anthony only bring them closer and closer, complicating matters for both of them. Across Grosvenor Square, the Featheringtons must welcome the new heir to their estate, while Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) continues to move for high society by keeping her deepest secret hidden from the people closest to her.
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Bridgerton 2: here are the new intrigues and loves of the new season