Netflix announced that the second season will premiere on March 25, 2022, and will follow the love story of Anthony Bridgerton, oldest son of the Regency-era family. According to the streaming service, Netflix also got the series renewed for Seasons 3 and 4, each season will focus on a different Bridgerton sibling.
After the success of Season 1, Shonda Rhimes, head of the creative team, expressed interest on making eight seasons of the hit TV series. In an interview with Variety, she said, “There are eight Bridgerton siblings, and as far as I’m concerned, there are eight ‘Bridgerton’ seasons. And maybe more.”
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
Who Are the Main Characters in Season 2?
Season 2 will focus on Anthony Bridgerton, oldest son and head of the Bridgerton family. At the end of Season 1 bachelor Anthony told his sister Daphne and brother-in-law Simon that he was ready to find a wife and look for a marriage of duty, not love. The oldest Bridgerton had just split with opera singer, Siena.
He said, “I’ve finally determined the difficulty: love itself. Removing it from all romantic relations shall make me all the better for it. No more distractions from responsibility or being waylaid from the sensible path.”
Other major characters will include Edwina and Kate Sharma, who will play potential love interests for Anthony during the season. They are played by Charitha Chandran and Simone Ashley and will be new characters for Bridgerton Season 2.
According to Netflix, Edwina and Kate originally had the last name Sheffield in the novels. The streaming service changed the last name to create a more imaginative Regency world and emphasize the show’s goal of bringing diversity into their cast.
Chris Van Dusen, creator and showrunner for the series, is very excited for the addition of the Sharma family during Season 2. He is looking forward to seeing viewers reactions to Anthony and Kate.
He said, “We have a new family that we’re going to get to know, the Sharma family, and just really fill out our world in such an amazing way. Kate Sharma, who’s played by Simone Ashley, she is really a force to be reckoned with. And paired up with Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey—the two of them together are just magnetic. You can’t take your eyes off of them when they’re together on screen.”
Who is Edwina Sharma?
Edwina Sheffield, or Edwina Sharma for the series, is the younger sister of Kate and the woman that Anthony wants to marry. The Bridgerton brother believes that Edwina would make the perfect proper wife, and he knows that if he marries her then he won’t fall in love.
The problem is Kate. Edwina’s older sister is very protective and doesn’t want her sister marrying a rake like Anthony Bridgerton. Over the course of the series, we predict that Kate will try to stop the potential marriage match and may end up falling in love with Anthony.
Netflix’s official character description of Edwina says, “Edwina has been taught by her older sister Kate to be the perfect debutante. She’s kind-natured and endlessly endearing. But while she may be young and naive, she also knows what she wants: a true love match.”
Edwina is played by actress Charitha Chandran, and this is her first major acting role.
Will Anthony Bridgerton Find a Wife?
We don’t want to give away all the major spoilers for Bridgerton Season 2, so we won’t say if Anthony finds a wife. We will say that Anthony’s character does grow, and he figures out what he really wants in life.
Jonathan Baliey, who plays Anthony, spoke about his character during Season 2. “With Anthony, there’s just so much conflict with everything he’s doing,” Bailey said. “He means so well and he’s got such a good heart and he loves his family. Once I fell in love with him and realized that he meant well, that means that you can really push the boundaries as to how unfair and toxic he can be to his lovers and to his sisters and to his mother.”
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