Bridgerton Season 2 Production Pauses Due to COVID-19 Issues

Filming for Bridgerton’s second season has been underway, but things have recently come to a halt according to a recent report from Deadline. 

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The second season for the highly praised show has had to stop shooting twice this week, after two positive COVID-19 tests hit the drama set. Deadline reports that Netflix has paused production for an indefinite period of time as the producers involved try and find a way to establish a safe timetable for return. 

The series was also halted on Thursday after a crew member tested positive while production was underway, and although things started up again on Friday, it seems like they’ve been shut down for good for the time being.  

Bridgerton Season 2 will be based on the second book of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, titled The Viscount Who Loved Me which centers around the pursuit of a suitable marriage for the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony, portrayed by Jonathan Bailey. The new season features the introduction of a new female lead in the form of Sex Education actress Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma.

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She will also be joined by new characters including Shelley Conn (Liar) as Edwina Sharma,  Calam Lynch (Benediction) as Theo Sharpe, Charithra Chandran (Alex Rider) as Edwina Sharma, and Rupert Young (The Secret Garden) who will play Jack.

Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, spanning from 2000 to 2013, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny, and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.