Netflix orders two more Bridgerton series

First Netflix original since The Crown to be granted a double-series recommission 

By Hannah Bowler 14 Apr 2021

Netflix orders two more Bridgerton series
Bridgerton via Netflix

Netflix has handed an unprecedented double-series reorder for a third and fourth season of Bridgerton just three months after the SVoD greenlit a second series.

The period piece from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland debuted on the streamer in December and is currently in production on its second run.

Bridgerton is Netflix’s first English language original since The Crown to be handed a double-series recommission.

Based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels of the same name, the series tells the story of Regency London’s high society and was frequently touted by Netflix as one of its most-watched originals to date.

“We’re planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come,” said Netflix vice president, global TV, Bela Bajaria.

Betsy Beers and Chris Van Dusen exec produce alongside Rhimes, who described the double order as a “strong vote of confidence in our work”.

“From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate a viewing audience,” she added.

Series two of Bridgerton introduces a fresh romance, that of Lord Anthony Bridgerton, with series one heartthrob the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page - pictured right) bowing out.

Reports earlier this week stated that Page declined an offer to return for series two due to creative differences.

This article originally appeared on sister site, Broadcast.

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