Netflix extends ‘Bridgerton’ to four seasons

Netflix has extended its Regency-era period drama Bridgerton for a third and fourth season.

The show, from US prodco Shondaland and creator Chris Van Dusen, and based on the novels of Julia Quinn, follows the love lives of the various siblings of the wealthy Bridgerton family.

The first season was particularly focused on daughter Daphne and her romance with the Duke of Hastings, while the second, which is currently in production, is set to focus on eldest sibling Anthony in his search for a suitable match.

The announcement of the show’s extension was made in the style of a letter penned by the character of Lady Whistledown, just as it was when the show was renewed for its second season earlier this year, writing:

“Esteemed members of the Ton, it seems we have a rather special announcement. Bridgerton shall return for seasons three and four. This author shall have to purchase more ink…”

Shondaland founder and show executive producer Shonda Rhimes commented: “From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate a viewing audience. But the evolution of this adaptation would not be a success without the many significant contributions of the entire Shondaland team.

“This two-season pickup is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I feel incredibly grateful to have partners as collaborative and creative as Netflix. Betsy [Beers, exec producer] and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue bringing the world of Bridgerton to a worldwide audience.”

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