- Film & TV
- 12 Jan 21
The series charts the romantic entanglements of the Bridgerton clan, who are navigating the oft-ruthless marriage market in Britain’s Regency era.
Chris Van Dusen has seen the success of the Shondaland drama skyrocket after it aired on the streaming platform on Christmas Day - rising to the No. 1 'Most Watched' slot in multiple countries.
It has been predicted that Bridgerton has been watched by 63 million people across its first four weeks since the release.
Following this, Van Dusen has admitted he would "love" the show to progress through more of Julia Quinn's novels.
"I feel like the first season was primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon," he told Collider.
"But, this being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings. For each character, for sure. I would love eight seasons. In success, I would love that."
After the runaway success of the first season, it appears that Chris is already plotting a second.
The next run will likely focus on the events of Quinn's second Bridgerton novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me.
The book follows Daphne's elder brother Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey) as he searches for the ideal bride, and likely meets his love interest Kate Sheffield.
However, we also expect to see more from Daphne and Simon Basset's marriage, as well as further trials and tribulations for Lady Portia Featherington following her husband's death.
Yet, many will wonder if Eloise will learn who Lady Whistledown is.
A second season for Bridgerton has yet to be confirmed, but it seems to be only a matter of time. Galways own Nicola Coughlan stars in the drama, with narration from the legendary Julie Andrews.
Read the recent Hot Press Mad Hatter Q&A with Derry Girls actress Coughlan here.
Feature image credit: Netflix.