The costume dresses! The ethereal beauty looks! The Duke and his spoon!! No, we’re still not over Bridgerton yet and whilst we wait for season 2 of the hit show to drop on Netflix, it seems fans are playing a game of ‘where have I seen that actor before?’.
Yes, we’ve finally come to terms with the fact that Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor’s) mum is the iconic Sally Webster from Corrie and we know we’ve seen Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) in Derry Girls. Then we found out Prince Friederich, played by Freddie Stroma, is also the handsome British actor who played Cormac McLaggen in the Harry Potter film series. But wait! There’s another familiar face among The Ton.
Claudia Jessie, who plays Eloise Bridgerton in the period drama, has already starred in another hit TV show – and we bet you had zero idea. Social media has gone into meltdown after viewers realised that Claudia also played DC Jodie Taylor in the fourth series of Line of Duty.
We know there’s a lot of conspiracy theories and clues about the identity of H to keep up with but cast your mind back to 2017 and you’ll remember DC Jodie Taylor worked alongside DCI Roz Huntley (played by Thandiwe Newton) who was the main target of AC-12’s investigation into bent coppers.
Small world, hey?!
You’ll be reacquainted with Claudia as she resumes her role as Eloise in Bridgerton season 2, which Netflix confirmed is officially en route. The news came in the form of a missive from Lady Whistledown, which revealed that the “incomparable cast” will return to production in the spring of 2021. Only a few months to go, then!
The note from the Regency era Gossip Girl read: “The ton are abuzz with the latest gossip, and so it is my honor to impart to you: Bridgerton shall officially return for a second season. I do hope you have stored a bottle of ratafia for this most delightful occasion.
“The incomparable cast of Bridgerton will return to production in the Spring of 2021. This author has been reliably informed that Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season. I will have my pen ready to report on any and all of his romantic activities.
“However, gentle reader, before you set the comments section alight with requests for more sordid details, know that I am disinclined to report on the particulars at this time. Patience, after all, is a virtue.
And it might not stop there. There are eight books in total of Julia Quinn’s series, so there’s plenty of material yet to adapt. And now, the show’s creator Chris Van Dusen has confirmed that he’s definitely up for making more seasons (recently confirming the show will be renewed for season 3 and 4), even adapting each of the eight books into eight seasons!