Filming for Bridgerton Season 2 Might be Delayed

Filming for Bridgerton Season 2 Might be Delayed

The coronavirus pandemic is continuing its rage upon tv and movie productions and its latest victim is Netflix’s popular show, Bridgerton. The first season of the show debuted on the streaming platform in December and became a smash hit. Fans have been waiting for a second season ever since but a cast member suggests that production for season two might take a hit because of the lockdown.

Bridgerton is a period drama that is set in the Regency Era. The show’s main focus is the Bridgerton family, especially the seven Bridgerton siblings. The first season delved into the love story of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest Bridgerton daughter, with Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).

The finale of the first season teased that season two will revolve around Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and his quest to find a wife.  

Bridgerton S2 Shooting might be Delayed
Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton | Source: IMDb

Although Netflix has not officially renewed Bridgerton yet, filming for the second season of the show was supposed to begin in March regardless of the renewal. However, Dynevor has voiced her concern in an interview, stating that the shooting might be delayed-

“I can’t imagine how it would be possible to film under these circumstances. There are so many extras and so many crew members, and it’s a very intimate show. It just baffles me how we would film it under Covid rules unless there was a vaccine beforehand.”

Phoebe Dynevor

Britain has been affected by a virulent strain of the coronavirus, which compelled the government to impose a strict lockdown once again. Although shootings are allowed to take place if the COVID rules are followed, many believe it is a considerable risk.

It looks like fans might have to wait some time longer for Bridgerton to return.

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About Bridgerton

Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novel series of the same name, set in the competitive world of Regency era in London.

The show’s ensemble cast includes Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jonathan Bailey, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Harriet Cains, Regé-Jean Page, Bessie Carter, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Ben Miller, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Newton and Julie Andrews among many others.

The series follows the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family on their journey to find love and happiness in London’s high society. Bridgerton Season 1 mainly focuses on the eldest daughter of the family, Daphne’s involvement with the Duke of Hastings as they enter a fake courtship for self-serving motives.

The upcoming Season 2 will focus on Daphne’s brother, Anthony Brigerton’s love life. Anthony is on his way attempting to marry Edwina Sharma, only to find himself getting attracted to her sister, Kate. Kate is an ambitious, fearless woman who has opposite views than Anthony, which makes him more curious.

The cast includes the newly added love interest, Sex Education’s Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, and Charithra Chandran as Kate’s sister, Edwina.

The sequel is expected to release sometime in 2022.

A spinoff series for Queen Charlotte was also announced by Netflix and is currently in development.