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Netflix ‘tones down sex scenes for Bridgerton series two’

Netflix ‘tones down sex scenes for Bridgerton series two as new show romance never progresses beyond flirtation’

Netflix have reportedly decided to curb the number of sex scenes in the upcoming second series of Bridgerton.

The racy period drama became well-known for its steamy scenes in season one, primarily featuring Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and The Duke Of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). 

But according to The Sun, fans can expect a tamer romance between new lead characters Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).

Change: Netflix have reportedly decided to curb the number of sex scenes in the upcoming second series of Bridgerton

A source said: ‘Devotees who loved the racy show’s first helping were probably hoping the follow-up would contain more sex, not less.

‘Most of the bedroom scenes were previously supplied by Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton and Rege-Jean Page as her husband, the Duke of Hastings. But he doesn’t appear in series two and she is more of a background character.

‘Now all the romance revolves around Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan, and new character Kate Sharma, played by Simone. But their lust never progresses beyond flirtation and a nearly kiss.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Netflix for comment. 

Romance: The racy period drama became well-known for its steamy scenes in season one, primarily featuring Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and The Duke Of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page)

Romance: The racy period drama became well-known for its steamy scenes in season one, primarily featuring Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and The Duke Of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page)

Based on a series of books of the same name by Julia Quinn, the Netflix show follows the eight siblings of the Bridgerton family as they attempt to find love in Regency-era England. 

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, recently teased what fans can expect from her character in the new series.

Speaking on Claudia Winkleman’s BBC Radio 2 show, she said: ‘(After) that reveal at the end of series one, you very much get to see behind the curtain in series two.

‘We see how she gets away with the things that she gets away with. And for me, it was so much fun because in series one she’s a shy, retiring wallflower, and then series two you go, ‘Oh, she’s got all this new stuff going on’, and it was extremely fun to film.’

Drama: But according to The Sun, fans can expect a tamer romance between new lead characters Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley)

Drama: But according to The Sun, fans can expect a tamer romance between new lead characters Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley)

Nicola added that Penelope also gets more control over her fashion choices this time as she starts to ‘find her own path’.

Speaking of the show’s success, she said: ‘It’s absolutely bonkers how many people sort of fell in love with it. It’s amazing.’

Nicola added that the cast were all ‘really excited’ to get back to the set to begin filming series two, but said it felt ‘really strange’ returning to something so high profile.

She said: ‘Pre-lockdown it was just our little job we were going to and then you go, ‘Oh, I’ve seen this one on Netflix’. But we were all just really excited to get back.’

The new season of Bridgerton will be released on Netflix on March 25.

Return: Nicola Coughlan (pictured) recently said the cast were all 'really excited' to get back to the set to begin filming series two, but said it felt 'really strange' returning to something so high profile

Return: Nicola Coughlan (pictured) recently said the cast were all ‘really excited’ to get back to the set to begin filming series two, but said it felt ‘really strange’ returning to something so high profile

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