The boss of the hit Netflix drama Bridgeton has revealed why a key wedding scene was cut from the show’s second season.
Netflix’s period drama has proven to be a huge hit with audiences since the first season released on Christmas Day 2020. The series revolves around the Bridgertons, an aristocratic family, and their relationship with the Featheringtons.
The second season was released on the streaming service last month.
Spoilers for follow Bridgerton season two…
In the latest episodes, Viscount Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathon Bailey) and Miss Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) were seen professing their love for each other and getting married by the season finale.
However, some viewers had wondered why the wedding wasn’t actually shown on screen.
Instead, we’re treated to a six-month time jump when Anthony and Edwina’s wedding is called off, jumping straight to a point where Anthony and Kate are already tied.
Speak with TV line, Bridgeton Creator Chris Van Dusen explained, “Tonally speaking, we wondered how Kate and Anthony’s wedding would pan out.
“The Queen sponsored Edwina and Anthony’s wedding and she wouldn’t do it twice. There is also the bond between Kate and Edwina. Her sisterly love story with Kate was just as important as the main love story between Anthony and Kate.”
Van Dusen added that it was important for Edwina to be presented as a “fully realized” character on the show.
“Anything else would make her a prop,” Van Dusen continued. “The version of her in the book was a lot less dimensional.
“I didn’t want her to be just a prop. I wanted her to have feelings and thoughts. I love the sixth episode so much and that’s why we saw Edwina being kind to the queen and king after not getting married. Edwina is kind by nature.”
Bridgeton is now available to stream on Netflix.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/bridgerton-wedding-netflix-kate-anthony-b2054484.html The Bridgerton creator explains his decision to cut the highly-anticipated wedding scene from season two