New Netflix period drama Bridgerton hinted at season 2 plots with a significant insect in the finale.
The hit Regency era drama from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes has already garnered views from over 63 million homes according to Netflix and now fans are craving more.
The first run of the series primarily followed the romance and union between Daphne Bridgerton – played by Phoebe Dynevor, daughter of Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor – and Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page).
However, we may have gotten a hint at what comes next with the appearance of a bee on a window ledge in the final episode of the season.
We previously saw a bee land on the door of the Bridgerton household in the first episode.
The show is based on the eight Bridgerton novels by author Julia Quinn and the first season roughly covers the first book, The Duke and I .
The second novel, entitled The Viscount Who Loved Me, however, shifts focus to primarily that of eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey).
This book sees further explanation for what happened to Anthony’s father, the Viscount Bridgerton who died from complications caused by a bee sting.
He soon strikes up a potential romance with Kate Sheffield, but she also winds up getting stung by a bee later in the second book.
Will history repeat itself for Anthony and he loses a loved one in a similar fashion?
The first run of the series saw Anthony break off a romance with an actress and decide to find a more suitable bride for the heir of the Bridgerton dynasty.
Fear not, Bridgerton fans! Looks like we have a lot more of roguish Anthony to tome if the books and showrunner Chris Van Dusen are anything to go by.
Speaking to Collider, Van Dusen noted of the first run: “I think we’ve done some work in season 1 to set up other characters. We really dig into Anthony’s love story.”
Meanwhile, Bailey himself told the publication separately : “I think I’m really ready — the thing that I had known from the books, obviously, is that there is a future for Anthony, and so it allowed me in Season 1 to challenge the viewer to like him”, adding that this was so “possibly in season two might be about him, that you could really go, really far one way in order to give him as much room to grow”.
Bridgerton season 1 is available now on Netflix.
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