Those in charge of the Bridgerton series have begun to think about the future of the project after its incredible success. In a recent interview, series creator and showrunner Chris Van Dusen stated that his plans include producing eight seasons of the family-focused story. Bridgerton's plot is drawn by the author Julia Quinn in the series of novels on which the Netflix hit is based.
They hope to do eight seasons of Bridgerton
In an interview with Collider, television producer Chris Van Dusen was optimistic about the future of the popular series Bridgerton, which since its premiere in late December has established itself as one of the most viewed and commented titles on Netflix.
Van Dusen, collaborator of the successful producer Shonda Rhimes on projects such as Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal, even pointed out that the story of Bridgerton could be extended for up to eight seasons just based on the saga of novels written by Julia Quinn on which the popular series is based.
"I feel like the first season was primarily about Daphne and her love story with Simon. But, this being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings," he shared.
The success of Bridgerton on Netflix
Though Bridgerton is one of the most successful Netflix titles currently, a second season has not been approved for production by the streaming giant.
However, this does not mean that the story of "Daphne Bridgerton" and "Simon Basset" will remain unfinished. Many claim that it is a matter of time before more seasons of the project that has conquered viewers around the world are approved.
In recent days, the company behind House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black noted that they hope Bridgerton becomes one of its most-viewed series, surpassing 63 million views in its launch month.
If this figure is reached, the series starring Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page would rank as the fifth most-viewed production on Netflix in its first month of streaming, only below titles such as Tiger King (64 million views), the third season of Stranger Things (64 million views), Money Heist (65 million views) and the debut of The Witcher (76 million views).