Bridgerton’s mystery death explained – including huge detail setting up season 2

If you haven't already binge-watched Netflix' s newly-released drama series Bridgerton, you need to get on it, stat.

Set in 1817, the eight-part series offers up a similar concept to Gossip Girl, but British, posh, and set in the 19th century.

Its mass popularity has led to the show already racking up 63 million viewers within its first month of release, and fans are already demanding a second series, which is looking incredibly likely.

Those who are really into the show might've picked up on some details that allude to what's to come in season two, but it's likely to have gone over the heads of many.

The TV series, produced by Shondaland, is based off a series of novels written by Julia Quinn.

In the first episode, we are introduced to the nine members of the Bridgerton family; mother Lady Violet Bridgerton and her eight children, Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory and Hyacinth.

The father is rarely mentioned, but in the second Bridgerton novel, called The Viscount Who Loved Me , it's revealed the patriarch of the family passed away after being stung by a bee aged 38.

Late father Edmund's death left his eldest two sons terrified of bees, which is mentioned in the book, but in the TV series, there are a number of nods to this.

Season one has many bee-related easter eggs that suggest there is more to come, such as in episode seven, when second son Benedict wears a small black bee embroidered on his collar.

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As well as this, the whole series is actually bookended by camera shots focusing on bees, such as the Bridgerton home's door knocker, and a bee popping up on the windowsill following Daphne giving birth.

These shots are likely to have darker meanings, as it could mean the expectation of death coming very soon.

If season two follows the trajectory of the books, we will focus on Anthony's fear of dying young and the truth behind Edmund's death.

Anthony, the eldest son, was very much in charge of his younger siblings throughout the first series and considered himself the man of the house, but the story behind this could give us insight into why he is so controlling.

We're hoping to see a load more bee references in the next series, and hopefully we'll get to see some flashback scenes of Edmund? Who knows, but in all honesty, as long as the Duke of Hastings gets plenty of screen-time, we'll be happy.

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