Lady Whistledown has plenty of more scandalous gossip to cover, as Netflix has officially handed Bridgerton a multiple-season order. The streamer on Tuesday confirmed it has renewed the Regency-era drama for Seasons 3 and 4. The news comes just months after the series' December premiere and after Netflix in January renewed the series for Season 2, which is currently in production and will focus on Lord Anthony Bridgerton's quest for love.
News of the renewal was confirmed by Lady Whisteldown herself, who wrote in her latest column that "this author shall have to purchase more ink." Lady Whistledown, who is narrated by Julie Andrews and is the pen-name of Penelope Featherington, revealed, "it seems we have a rather special announcement. Bridgerton shall return for seasons three and four."
Dearest readers, this author brings a most exciting announcement... pic.twitter.com/sV0QiYcn8z— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) April 13, 2021
Debuting on the platform on Christmas Day, Season 1 largely focused on Daphne Bridgerton and her dating scene debut, leading to her romance with Simon Basset. The series premiered to massive success, reaching 82 million viewers within the first 28 days of its debut, and Netflix was quick to hand down a Season 2 order. The series' sophomore run will focus on the oldest Bridgerton brother. At this time, the storylines for Season 3 and 4 are unclear, though Bela Bajaria, Netflix VP of global TV, promised "exciting plans for the future" and said "we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We're planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come," Deadline reports.
"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," executive producer Shonda Rhimes said of the two-season renewal. "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 and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue bringing the world of Bridgerton to a worldwide audience."
Bridgerton stars Phoebe Dynevor, Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Bessie Carter, and Harriet Cains. Season 1 star Regé-Jean Page will not return for Season 2, which does not yet have a premiere date. You can catch up on the first season on Netflix.