Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

Bridgerton fans can expect more sex, more scandal and even more romance from he returning show after Netflix released a new trailer on Valentine’s Day. 

The streaming giant has released the season two teaser trailer ahead of the show’s March 25 return, and it promises to be a no-holds barred extravaganza. 

Sharing the trailer on social media with the words ‘love never plays by the rules,’ it opens with the voice of Lady Whistledown, the infamous gossip columnist narrated by Julie Andrews, as she says: ‘Dearest gentle reader, did you miss me?

‘As the members of our ton questioned my identity and means, this author has been doing but one thing.

Comeback: Netflix bosses released the season two teaser trailer on Valentine's Day ahead of the show's March 25 return

Comeback: Netflix bosses released the season two teaser trailer on Valentine's Day ahead of the show's March 25 return

Comeback: Netflix bosses released the season two teaser trailer on Valentine’s Day ahead of the show’s March 25 return

‘Honing my skills. No, even better. I’ve been sharpening my knives. For all of you.’

Lady Whistledown was in the finale of season one revealed to be Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan).

Elsewhere in the short clip, the romance between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and new character Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) is teased.

Gripping: Sharing the promo on social media on Monday with the words 'love never plays by the rules,' the clip opens with the voice of Lady Whistledown, the infamous gossip columnist

Gripping: Sharing the promo on social media on Monday with the words 'love never plays by the rules,' the clip opens with the voice of Lady Whistledown, the infamous gossip columnist

Gripping: Sharing the promo on social media on Monday with the words ‘love never plays by the rules,’ the clip opens with the voice of Lady Whistledown, the infamous gossip columnist

Newsflash: The publication is sent throughout high society, with many people looking forward to reading the latest words

Newsflash: The publication is sent throughout high society, with many people looking forward to reading the latest words

Newsflash: The publication is sent throughout high society, with many people looking forward to reading the latest words

The trailer is awash with the colourful costumes and beautiful clothes typical of the Netflix series.  

A synopsis reads: ‘Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems ill-fated until Kate and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma arrive from India.

‘When Anthony begins to court Edwina, Kate discovers the true nature of his intentions — a true love match is not high on his priority list — and decides to do everything in her power to stop the union.

Identified: Lady Whistledown was in the finale of season one revealed to be Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan)

Identified: Lady Whistledown was in the finale of season one revealed to be Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan)

Identified: Lady Whistledown was in the finale of season one revealed to be Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan)

‘But in doing so, Kate and Anthony’s verbal sparring matches only bring them closer together, complicating matters on both sides.

‘Across Grosvenor Square, the Featheringtons must welcome the newest heir to their estate while Penelope continues to navigate the ton whilst keeping her deepest secret from the people closest to her.’

Last month, Bridgerton fans were given a glimpse of the much-anticipated second series.

Sight to behold: The trailer is awash with the colourful costumes and beautiful clothes typical of the Netflix series

Sight to behold: The trailer is awash with the colourful costumes and beautiful clothes typical of the Netflix series

Sight to behold: The trailer is awash with the colourful costumes and beautiful clothes typical of the Netflix series

Images showed Phoebe Dynevor returning as the newly-married Daphne Basset, while newcomer Kate Sharma brandished her rifle as she joined her male suitors for a shoot.

The second series will see unlucky-in-love Lord Anthony keen to find a suitable wife to uphold his family name, after setting his eye on new arrival Edwina, her sister Kate is determined to stop their union.

Having taken centre stage in the last series, Daphne will once again in series two, though this time her now-husband Duke of Hastings (Rege Jean-Page) will not appear.  

Exciting: Images released last month showed newcomer Kate Sharma (played by Simone Ashley) brandishes her rifle as she joins her male suitors for a shoot

Exciting: Images released last month showed newcomer Kate Sharma (played by Simone Ashley) brandishes her rifle as she joins her male suitors for a shoot

Exciting: Images released last month showed newcomer Kate Sharma (played by Simone Ashley) brandishes her rifle as she joins her male suitors for a shoot

Instead it appears she’ll be as involved as ever in her brother Anthony’s love life, as he grows more determined than ever to find a wife.

Another image features series lead Kate enjoying a shoot with her rifle in hand, surrounded by male companions, including Anthony, Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson) and his brother Jack (Rupert Young). 

While it appears Kate is determined to thwart Anthony’s plans to marry her sister, it appears their verbal sparring may really bring them closer together, as another image shows the pair during a passionate dance. 

Stay away! After Lord Anthony sets his sights on her sister Edwina following their arrival from India, Kate is determined to put a stop to their union

What's going on? While it appears Kate is determined to thwart Anthony's plans to marry her sister, it appears their verbal sparring may really bring them closer together

What's going on? While it appears Kate is determined to thwart Anthony's plans to marry her sister, it appears their verbal sparring may really bring them closer together

What’s going on? While it appears Kate is determined to thwart Anthony’s plans to marry her sister, it appears their verbal sparring may really bring them closer together

Found out? Desperate to keep her identity as Lady Whistledown a secret, Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) is in a tense exchange with Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie)

Here they come! Another image features Penelope donning a stunning gold gown, as she joins her sisters Prudence, Philipa and her mother Lady Portia descending a grand staircase

Here they come! Another image features Penelope donning a stunning gold gown, as she joins her sisters Prudence, Philipa and her mother Lady Portia descending a grand staircase

Here they come! Another image features Penelope donning a stunning gold gown, as she joins her sisters Prudence, Philipa and her mother Lady Portia descending a grand staircase

Golda Rosheuvel, who plays the regal Queen Charlotte, is embrossed in yet another of Lady Whistledown’s publications in one image, which also teases some of the show’s grand sets with a landscape view of a gold ballroom.

Elsewhere, desperate to keep her identity as the ominpotent Lady Whistledown a secret, Penelope can be seen in a tense exchange with her close friend Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie). 

Another image features Penelope donning a stunning gold gown, as she joins her sisters Prudence (Bessie Carter), Philipa (Harriet Cains) and her mother Lady Portia (Polly Walker) descending a grand staircase at a ball.

The final image sees the Bridgerton brothers in yet another fencing duel, keen to keep their physiques in top shape in their quests to find a wife.

Bridgerton returns for its second season on March 25 2022.

Screen return: Bridgerton returns for its second season on March 25 2022

Screen return: Bridgerton returns for its second season on March 25 2022

Screen return: Bridgerton returns for its second season on March 25 2022

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