Some viewers of the Shondaland drama series have taken to Twitter to point out that the show features a bit of a visual blunder in the opening scenes of its first episode, as in some shots you can clearly see painted yellow lines running along the roadsides of Bath’s Royal Crescent, as horse-drawn carriages travel down them.
Considering that the first season of Bridgerton is set in 1813, over a century before yellow painted lines began to be used on Britain’s roads to restrict parking, this is quite an unusual sight.
Fans were rather amused by the gaffe, with one writing on Twitter: “Really enjoying Bridgerton, but with the technology available to film makers these days, a yellow line?” and sharing a photo of one of the offending shots.
Another tweeted: “Two episodes into #Bridgerton and I’ve so far spotted a single yellow line and a telecoms manhole cover. I didn’t realise the 19th Century Brits were such pioneers…”
Could there be some sort of time-travelling scandal yet to be revealed in the ton? We doubt it, but there’s no harm in speculating about what could be to come in future seasons of the drama.
We now know for sure that Bridgerton will be getting a second season following the huge ratings success of season one.
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Netflix has confirmed that a second season is on the way and that the next run of episodes will shift the focus to the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), as he takes on the brutal social season once again in his quest for love.
Bridgerton is based on a series of eight novels by author Julia Quinn, with the second book of the series focusing on Anthony, so we can certainly expect him to take centre stage in the next season.
The first season told the story of eldest Bridgerton daughter Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) as she pretended to form a bond with eligible bachelor Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) in order to rescue her reputation after being scorned by Lady Whistledown thanks to Anthony’s over-protective behaviour.
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen has exclusively revealed to Digital Spy that he “would love to be able to explore love stories and romance for all of” the Bridgerton siblings, which means that the show could go on for a while yet.
We’re certainly hope so.
Bridgerton season 1 is now available to watch on Netflix.
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