April 13, 2021
Netflix April 13 announced it has renewed original series “Bridgerton” for a third and fourth season. Executive producer Shonda Rhimes’ contemporary take on Julia Quinn’s 19th Century Regency London society novels is currently filming season two without British co-star Regé-Jean Page, whose character, the Duke of Hastings, does not return.
The series has been a hit since launching on Christmas Day, generating more than 63 million views in its first 28 days. Netflix counts a view after 120 seconds of continuous streaming.
“‘Bridgerton’ swept us off our feet,” Bela Bajaria, VP of global TV at Netflix, said in a statement. “The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional, romantic drama for our members. They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We’re planning to be in the ‘Bridgerton’ business for a long time to come.”
Rimes said the two-season pickup was a “strong vote of confidence” in her Shondaland production team, which includes Betsy Beers and Chris Van Dusen.
“Betsy and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue bringing the world of ‘Bridgerton’ to a worldwide audience,” Rimes said.