Bridgerton has exploded in popularity, with its feminist and steamy adaptation of the traditional period romance genre. If you’re a fan, you’ll be pleased to hear that the regency-era series will be returning for a second season.

But when will this be, and who will be in it? We’ve rounded up everything you need to know. You can also check out our picks of the best shows and movies available on Netflix this month, and our roundup for season 2 of The Witcher.

When will season 2 of Bridgerton release?

Bridgerton has been confirmed to return sometime in 2022, with the exact date still pending. Take a look at the season 2 announcement below:

Bridgerton season 2 trailer, clips and posters 

Whilst there isn't an official full trailer for the second season of Bridgerton, there is a clip showing off the new star of the show - Anthony Bridgerton - meeting his new love interest, Kate Sharma. It's safe to say that he's found his match.

Take a look below:

There's also a first look at Kate and the rest of her family:

Bridgerton season 2 cast and crew

Jonathan Bailey will be the new star of the show as Anthony Bridgerton, and he will be joined by newcomer, Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma. Ashley is best known for another Netflix series, Sex Education.

Kate’s sister - Edwina Sharma – will be played by Charithra Chandran. The sisters’ mother, Lady Mary Sharma, will be played by Shelley Conn.

Other newcomers to the cast include Calam Lynch as the rebellious printer’s assistant, Theo Sharpe, whilst Rupert Young will be playing the role of Jack.

As for returning performers, we expect to see Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet and Polly Walker as Portia Featherington.

Though Phoebe Dynevor will return as Daphne Bridgerton in a supporting role, sadly Regé-Jean Page will not be returning as Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings. The pair’s romance is now a happy ever after and won’t be the main focus of the show anymore.

Bridgerton season 2 plot

Bridgerton season 2 will be based around the second book in Julia Quinn’s series, The Viscount Who Loved Me. In this story, Anthony Bridgerton has chosen a wife, but the older sister Kate is proving to be quite meddlesome – and is slowly become Anthony’s new obsession.

Actress Phoebe Dynevor stated in an interview to Harpers Bazaar that she’d love to see Daphne play an active role in Anthony’s love life, just as he did in hers.

Bees will also play a part in Anthony’s character development, considering that his father Edmund Bridgerton died of a bee sting aged 38. In the books Anthony is terrified of the insects, and this is a plot point that continues to resurface.

Will there be more seasons of Bridgerton?

Even after season 2 airs, there’s plenty more Bridgerton to look forward to. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that the show has been renewed for both a third and fourth season – most likely in responsive to the explosion in popularity.

How to watch Bridgerton

Bridgerton is a Netflix Original, so the only way to watch it is with a subscription. Accounts start from £5.99/US$8.99, and you can sign up over on the Netflix website.