The trailer for Bridgerton season two starts out with a tantalizing “Dearest gentle reader, did you miss me?” To which we must reply, “It isn’t you, Lady Whistledown, for whom we’ve longed. But we’ll take you.”

That’s right, the second season drops on March 25 on Netflix, so you’ll want to go ahead and cancel every plan you have on your calendar for the following week after your kids’ bedtime. You’ve got plans.

The Shondaland series that debuted on Christmas Day, 2020 (like a parachute for passengers on a plane going down) immediately mesmerized the world, trending on Twitter and catapulting into Netflix’s coveted most-watched spot within just two days of its debut.

Based on the bestselling historical romance novel by Julia Quinn, the Netflix series follows leading lady Dapne Bridgerton—the sheltered (for a few episodes, at least) oldest daughter of an important family in London—through “the season” to her unlikely “match.”

Her match—the Duke of Hastings—has plenty of baggage, as we learned in season one, but it’s baggage we don’t mind carrying. Alas, rumor has it that he won’t return to Bridgerton for this season. There are some big—ahem—shoes to fill for the next leading man.

While we’re not certain what Lady Whistledown has in store for us in her next issue of her “society papers,” we’re confident it will be scandalous. Get the glasses, y’all. It’s nearly time to break out that bottle of ratafia we’ve been saving. 

—Shelley Massey



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