The first season chronicled the events of the book The Duke and I by Julia Quinn, which follows Daphne Bridgerton entering her first social season and her relationship with the Duke of Hastings. With Netflix officially revealing that Anthony Bridgerton “would dominate the social season”, fans of the books can only assume the series will be adapting the second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me.
Here is the full synopsis of the second book in the Bridgerton series:
1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, this author believes, for Anthony Bridgerton, London’s most elusive bachelor, who has shown no indication that he plans to marry. And in truth, why should he? When it comes to playing the consummate rake, nobody does it better.. -Lady Whistledown’s Society Papers, April 1814
But this time, the gossip columnists have it wrong. Anthony Bridgerton hasn’t just decided to marry – he’s even chosen a wife! The only obstacle is his intended’s older sister, Kate Sheffield – the most meddlesome woman ever to gave a London ballroom. The spirited schemer is driving Anthony mad with her determination to stop the betrothal, but when he closes his eyes at night, Kate is the woman haunting his increasingly erotic dreams…
Contrary to popular belief, Kate is quite sure that reformed rakes do not make the best husbands – and Anthony Bridgerton is the most wicked rogue of them all. Kate is determined to protect her sister – but she fears her own heart is vulnerable. And when Anthony’s lips touch hers, she’s suddenly afraid she might not be able to resist the reprehensible rake herself..
Production on the new season will begin in the Spring of 2021 with all of the main cast expected to return. Bridgerton stars Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.
Bridgerton is currently streaming on Netflix.