The ‘Bridgerton’ Creator On What To Expect In Season 2 (And What Happened To Those Deleted Sex Scenes From Season 1)

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The ‘Bridgerton’ Creator On What To Expect In Season 2 (And What Happened To Those Deleted Sex Scenes From Season 1)

In part one of my conversation with Bridgerton creator, showrunner, and executive producer Chris Van Dusen, we discussed what it was like to see the show come to life, and then, well, become a cultural phenomenon. The show is nominated for tons of Emmys for its first season, but what's ahead for Season 2?

Here in part two of our three part interview with Van Dusen, we get into what it was like filming Season 2 – from the crowd seasons to the intimate scenes – and he tells us who's really in charge when it comes to releasing those sex scenes that were cut from Season 1.

So where are you in production now? There was a few moments where you had to shut down production on Season 2, because of Covid

We had a pause in shooting, but we’re back to it now. I’m actually going back and forth between L.A. and London, and when I’m in L.A., I’m in post-production, so we just started editing our first couple of episodes. I’m in the editing bay on those. The second season is looking amazing! It’s incredible. I cannot wait for the world to see it.

How is shooting Season 2 different this time around? Is there anything you can’t do because of the pandemic, either involving crowd scenes or more intimate scenes?

It’s been really challenging. The second season has been a completely different world than the first season, which we wrapped shooting on just before the pandemic hit. Since then, we were able to work remotely on the show during Covid in order to launch it last December. But ever since, it’s a much different story because we’re dealing with it directly in the middle of production. Obviously, our concern is everyone’s health, and we’re closely monitoring everything and following all the safety protocols, because it’s really about safety, security, and health there.

Van Dusen and Phoebe Dynevor 
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