Netflix has released the first full-length trailer for Bridgerton’s upcoming second season. The Shondaland-series, created by Chris Van Dusen, will see Jonathan Bailey as the new male lead following the departure of Regé-Jean Page, who memorably played the fan-favourite Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset.
According to the streamer, the second season will follow Bailey’s character Lord Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest Bridgerton sibling and Viscount, as he searches for a suitable wife. “Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma arrive from India,” reads the synopsis. “When Anthony begins to court Edwina, Kate discovers the true nature of his intentions — a true love match is not high on his priority list — and decides to do everything in her power to stop the union.
But in doing so, Kate and Anthony’s verbal sparring matches only bring them closer together, complicating matters on both sides. “Across Grosvenor Square, the Featheringtons must welcome the newest heir to their estate while Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) continues to navigate the ton whilst keeping her deepest secret from the people closest to her.” During Netflix’s TUDUM fan event in September, Chandran and Ashley teased the addition of the Sharma family, with Ashley promising “a lot of arguing” and that the two “challenge each other”.