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'Bridgerton' Season 2 Trailer Showcases Lord Anthony Turning From Rake to Romantic

'Bridgerton' Season 2 follows the viscount's search for a wife, putting his sense of duty in conflict with his personal desires.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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'Bridgerton' Season 2

Netflix

The second season of Bridgerton is the one in which the viscount intends to find a wife, and that search is on full display in the trailer Netflix released ahead of the Emmy-winning drama's March 25 premiere date.

The viscount, Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), is the oldest of the Bridgertons and therefore carries a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders, both alone and when looking for a "suitable" wife to help him uphold his family's name, values, and social status. His story comes from the second book in Julia Quinn's novel series of the same name, adapted once again by creator and showrunner Chris Van Dusen. (As you can see from the photo above, the book's beloved Pall Mall game will feature in the season.)

"I can't be the only one wondering if this former Capital-R rake is ready to flourish," Lady Whistledown writes and narrates in the trailer, which you can watch below.

Anthony's story is further complicated by the arrival of two new women on the social scene: Kate and Edwina Sharma (Simone Ashley and Charithra Chandran, respectively) move to England from India, and Anthony begins to court Edwina. However, he isn't keen on true love, and Kate learns this, which makes her decide to intervene. She ends up sparring with him, and sparks fly.

"What happens when duty is in conflict with the heart's true desire?" Lady Whistledown wonders in the trailer. The answer shall be revealed on March 25.

Meanwhile, the Featherington family is also experiencing some new dynamics when a new heir arrives at their estate, and Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) struggles to juggle her family obligations with her secret gossip columnist lifestyle.

Bridgerton Season 2 also stars Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Shelley Conn, Phoebe Dynevor, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Martins Imhangbe, Claudia Jessie, Calam Lynch, Luke Newton, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Will Tilston, Polly Walker, Rupert Young, and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.

Bridgerton hails from Shondaland, with Van Dusen, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Tom Verica servicing as executive producers.