We’ve all been impatient for Bridgerton’s return and yes, it was definitely worth it.
Created by Chris Van Dusen and based on the best-selling novels by Julia Quinn, the historical drama series has been sorely missed since its debut in 2020.
Season 2 kicked off on Friday March 25th, 2022. However, as new audiences work their way through the series, some have drawn their attention to a specific character that has popped up briefly here and there.
In the face of growing uncertainty, let’s address an urgent question. What’s up with the King in Bridgerton?
What’s up with the King in Bridgerton?
The King at Bridgerton is actually based on the real King George III.
He was King of Great Britain and Ireland from 1760 until the unification of the two kingdoms in 1801. He later died in 1820 and many historians believe this was caused by porphyria.
Marie Claire notes that this is a group of inherited liver disorders known to target the nervous system and produce hallucinations and anxiety in the patient. On the other hand, other historians have argued that King George III suffered from either bipolar disorder or dementia.
It is also believed that it could have been a combination of both. In any case, the effects of his illness are portrayed in Bridgerton, although not addressed directly.
Who is playing King George III in Bridgerton?
He is played by none other than James Fleet at Bridgerton.
The 70-year-old English actor has starred in a plethora of films and shows over the years and began his on-screen career back in 1979.
TV work included The Vicar of Dibley (he played Hugo Horton), Belgravia (Reverend Stephen Bellasis), unforgettable (Chris Lowe) The hollow crown (Hastings) stranger (Reverend Wakefield) and Death comes to Pemberley (Mr. Bennett).
Movies, on the other hand, are part of it love & friendship (Mr. Reginald DeCourcy), Mr Turner (John Constable) and The Phantom of the Opera (Lefevre).
“I was given the freedom to go through with it”
chat with Weekly entertainmentBridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen spoke about the move from season 1 to the latest:
“I had a very clear vision for Season 1 and was given the freedom to make it happen. Then the show came out and started to take over the world. It was all so surreal. Stay true to my original vision [for season 2] became a lot more challenging, but it pushed me to dig even deeper.”
You’ll also be happy to know that it’s been renewed for both seasons 3 and 4.
Bridgerton Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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