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Scandal, Glamor, and, Yes, Those Corsets, Are Back in Bridgerton

The smash hit returns for a second season March 25. 

Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton.

Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma and Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton.

Photographer: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Viewers are no longer trapped at home, but Netflix is betting big that the opulent sets and elaborate costumes of its Regency-era hit show Bridgerton will lure them back inside for a second round.

The Shondaland series was streamed in 82 million households in the first 28 days after its Christmas 2020 launch, making it Netflix’s best-performing show before it was dethroned in 2021 by Squid Game. Bloomberg got an early look at the first few episodes of the new season—and all the scandal, glamour, corsets, and orchestral covers of modern pop songs are back.