Bridgerton Season 2 Pressure Discussed By Netflix Show Star

Bridgerton season 2 star Adjoa Andoh discusses fan pressure ahead of the popular Netflix show's return. The Netflix original series was an immediate hit for the streaming service when it premiered in December 2020 and the second most-watched series on the platform of all time. Based on the original book series by Julia Quinn, the show follows the wealthy Bridgerton siblings as they navigate high society drama and romance during the regency era. The show is spearheaded by Shonda Rhimes of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy success.

Season 1 focuses on the turbulent relationship between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and The Duke of Hastings, Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page). The cast for season 2 will shift significantly, with many Season 1 actors not returning, including Page. Season 2 follows Daphne's older brother, Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), and his tumultuous relationship with Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran), two sisters arriving from India. While the rest of the Bridgerton siblings are returning for Season 2, it is unknown in what capacity their stories will take hold over the runtime. Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) are also returning. The anticipation to see these characters again is at an all-time high with the recent announcement of the Season 2 release date.

Related: Bridgerton Season 2 Release Date Set for March 2022 on Netflix

In an interview with Digital Spy, Adjoa Andoh talks about the intense pressure from fans ahead of Bridgerton Season 2. She tells the site that there is always a sense of pressure the second time around, and one would be foolish not to feel it. With that pressure comes the challenge of making the project even better. The pressure helps Andoh work even harder as an actress to create something extraordinary, especially now that she has a sense of the world and her character.

"I think you'd be foolish not to feel pressure, because that's the nature of any creative offering. When you do the second go-around, there's always that pressure. But I think pressure is also preparation, and it's a challenge. And challenge is good. So it's like, 'You thought that was good? Wait until you see this.' So there's that sort of quality to it. And you have a sense of what it is you're involved with so you can take that and run with it.

Andoh is not the only actor in a Netflix show to feel pressure from fans before an upcoming season. With The Witcher Season 2 release earlier this month, the show's creators had to navigate fan expectations from the original book series and PC games. Adjoa Andoh felt some of that pressure playing the new character, Nenneke, in Season 2. The Bridgerton season 2 is in line with the next book in Julia Quinn's series titled "The Viscount and Me." While the book fanbase is not as strong as fans of the original Witcher series, many are looking out for any reason to scrutinize changes made to the original text. The origins of Kate and Edwina are already revealed to have deviated from that of the book for a more diverse casting choice which was met with positive reactions from fans.

Shonda Rhimes and her team hope for positive feedback regarding more changes as the television series will continue to deviate from the original novels. As of today, there are no official trailers for the new season besides the first look released by Netflix back in September. With the new premiere date announced for Season 2 much sooner than fans anticipated, many can look forward to a full trailer release detailing more of Anthony and Kate's relationship trajectory within the next few weeks. In the meantime, fans can watch Adjoa Andoh in Season 2 of The Witcher and tune in to Bridgerton Season 2 on March 25, 2022.

Next: Why Bridgerton Season 2 Can Survive Without Rege-Jean Page's Simon

Source: DigitalSpy

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