One thing in television is guaranteed: if you see “Shondaland” pop up on screen, you know it’s about to be really damn good. And with Shonda Rhimes’s first Netflix series Bridgerton, she more than delivered. A mix between the iconic Gossip Girl and Pride and Prejudice, the new show — based on the book series by author Julia Quinn — follows the eight Bridgerton siblings on their journey to find love in London’s high society.
While season one is a wild journey with countless scandalous moments, it’s the ending that left us with many questions: will Daphne and Simon end up pregnant and actually have a child? Will Penelope be revealed as Lady Whistledown? And better yet, what will go down after Penelope is revealed as the gossip queen? Needless to say, with so many intertwining relationships and stories, there’s a lot to be figured out. Not to mention, the fact that Netflix and Rhimes have nine books to work with for source material.
Although Netflix hasn’t officially renewed the series for a second season, the cast is definitely on board. “I loved the ending, I think it sort of finishes it off quite nicely. Daphne’s always so desperate for children and that’s her wish. The ending so perfectly sort of finalizes their relationship in a way, it’s a happy ending. But there’s so much more,” Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton) told POPSUGAR. “They’re so young when they marry, so there’s so many more places that their relationship can go. And as we know, love is not easy. It’s a long journey. And so who knows where the next ten years or so could take them.”
As for the major Lady Whistledown reveal, Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) is ready to see the aftermath of that dramatic unveiling. “The Whistledown fall out — all of it!,” she told POPSUGAR. There’s also Penelope and Eloise’s friendship that will most definitely be interesting to explore, alongside their debut. “It’s quite lovely to see [Eloise’s] relationship with Penelope, because obviously that’s different now, that’s massive,” Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton) shared with POPSUGAR. “They’re so young, but now it’s this pivotal age where they’re entering this bizarre ritual. And yeah, I think that’s gonna be exciting to see them do that together. Seeing Eloise’s debut, in sort of Eloise’s manner, I think can’t be anything but entertaining. ‘Cause I reckon she’ll shake things up.”
Here’s hoping we’ll get even more Lady Whistledown gossip next year.