Bridgerton competes for itself: the second season of the Netflix phenomenon has now beaten the first.
Recording the best debut for an English-language series on the platform. In the first four weeks, or 28 days, Bridgerton 2 has in fact totaled 627.11 million hours of viewing, against 625.49 in the first. Season 2 broke the record four days before the deadline.
We reiterate that the record is valid for the series in English. In absolute terms, the most watched series in the first 28 days on Netflix is Squid Game , with 1.65 billion hours.
Bridgerton 2 had already broken the viewing record for a British series in early April , reaching a total of 251.7 million hours in the first seven days.
Despite the success of its series, Netflix is facing a delicate moment: recently, the company announced that it had lost 200,000 subscribers in the last quarter.
Bridgerton’s second season
The series continues to adapt Julia Quinn ‘s books . The second is called The Viscount Who Loved Me , and focuses on the eldest of the Bridgerton brothers , Anthony ( Jonathan Bailey ), and his search for a wife. Simone Ashley plays Kate Sharma (Sheffield in the novels), Anthony ‘s romantic interest . Charithra Chandran ( Alex Rider ) is instead Edwina , Kate ‘s younger sister , who first catches Anthony ‘s attention .
Rupert Young ( Merlin, The Secret Garden) lends his face to Jack , a character created especially for the series. He is linked to one of the most prestigious families in the world, and also to an unspecified mystery.
Recall that Regé-Jean Page , the face of Simon Basset , did not return in the second season.
A spin-off about Queen Charlotte is on the way
The upcoming release of a spin-off has also been announced , focusing on the past of Queen Charlotte , played by Golda Rosheuvel . The limited series will be written and produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Tom Verica , and it has been confirmed that characters such as Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury will return to the project.