Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington on Bridgerton, announces season 2 of Netflix’s hit show has wrapped filming with a photo of a cake.
Season 2 of Bridgerton has wrapped filming, as confirmed by a set photo. Based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn, season 1 of Netflix’s series centered on Regency-era romances debuted in December of 2020. At the time of its premiere, Bridgerton became the streaming service’s most-watched series with 82 million household views, having since been overtaken by Squid Game‘s 142 million. After the first season focused on the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Bassett (Regé-Jean Page), the latter of whom won’t be returning, season 2 is set to take on an entirely new love story.
Adapting the second novel in Quinn’s series, The Viscount Who Loved Me, season 2 will chronicle the romance between Daphne’s brother, Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Although the news that Page won’t be returning came as a massive disappointment to many fans, much of the cast is back for the second season, including Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. Now, there is an exciting bit of news for audiences eagerly awaiting the next season of Netflix’s wildly popular period drama.
As announced by a tweet from Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington on the show, Bridgerton‘s sophomore season has officially wrapped filming. The announcement was accompanied by a set photo of an elegantly decorated cake topped with a quill and ink, of course, a reference to Penelope’s scandalous gossip columns which she pens under the secret pseudonym, Lady Whistledown. The photo was captioned with a few words from Coughlan expressing her excitement for the second season. Check out her post below:
Any that’s a wrap on Pen 🌼
I can’t wait to share this season of Bridgerton with you, it’s been a complete joy. I’m so proud and so excited for you all to see it.
See you in 2022/1814
Lady Whistledown🪶 pic.twitter.com/ILtEyah4CW
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) October 29, 2021
Season 1 ended with the surprise revelation that Penelope is Lady Whistledown, a storyline which is likely to continue into the second season. It will also be interesting to see how the show deals with Page’s departure and explains the Duke of Hastings’ absence, especially with his wife, Daphne, still around. However, Simon doesn’t play a prominent role in the source material past the first book, The Duke and I, which didn’t necessitate his return.
Now that season 2 has wrapped filming, Bridgerton can begin the post-production process ahead of its release date sometime in 2022. While many fans were hoping for a premiere on Christmas Day just like the first season had, that obviously won’t be possible due to the COVID-19 outbreak on the Bridgerton season 2 set back in July, which forced production to shut down. If everything remains on schedule, Netflix could be aiming for a premiere date as early as February.
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Source: Nicola Coughlan
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