The filming of Bridgerton Two has been thwarted by a series of Covid outbreaks on set this year.
Still, the provocative cast and crew resumed filming on Monday, as actors including lead wife Phoebe Dynevor [Daphne Bridgerton] and his onscreen brother Jonathan Bailey [Anthony Bridgerton] were spotted on the set.
The actress, 26, tried to downplay the possibility of another coronavirus wave on set, as she wore a plastic visor to protect herself and others from the potentially deadly virus.
Beaming Phoebe, who reportedly recently split from her five-month-old boyfriend Pete Davidson, smiled as she walked through the London site with her co-stars and crew members.
Coronation Street actress’ daughter Sally Dynevor wore her strawberry blonde locks in a blue hairnet to protect her stylish outfit before the cameras started rolling.
Phoebe opted for a subtle makeup palette in neutral tones, as she masked her period lilac costume with a black dress as she moved around the set.
All smiles: Beaming Phoebe, who reportedly recently split from five-month-old boyfriend Pete Davidson, smiled as she walked through the London site with her co-stars and crew members
Meanwhile, Jonathan, 33, who will take on the lead character this season as he searches for a wife, was dressed in a double-breasted white waistcoat and navy blue dress during the appearance.
His character was dressed in stylish pants and dress shoes, while he also wore a protective visor around his neck as he chatted with a member of the crew who was covered in a face mask.
Anthony’s younger brother Benedict Bridgerton, played by Luke Thompson, also toured on Monday. He was seen wearing a black robe to cover his elaborate costume.
Walking: His character was dressed in stylish pants and dress shoes, while he also wore a loose protective visor around his neck as he chatted with a crew member who was covered in a mask facial
Covered: Luke was seen wearing a black dress to cover his elaborate costume underneath
Bridgerton’s Series 2 production reportedly came to a standstill again late last month after bosses confused positive and negative COVID-19 tests, according to The Sun.
In August, production resumed in the second season after stopping two positive coronavirus tests – but the set suffered a further minor delay due to the testing blunder, meaning it was not known which test belonged to whom.
It has been alleged that due to a positive test among the tests, the bosses of the High Wycombe set in Buckinghamshire had to retest the entire cast and crew and wait for the results.
A source said: “Nothing can explain the mistakes, unfortunately, and the producers can’t take any chances, as it could quickly tear the cast and crew apart and stop production for a while. The tests were cross-contaminated, which meant they all had to be redone.
Nightmare: In August, production resumed in season two after stopping two positive coronavirus tests – but the set suffered a further minor delay due to the testing blunder
Waiting game: it was alleged due to a positive test among the tests, the bosses on the set of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire had to retest the entire cast and team and wait for the results
“Ironically, when they came back a second time, the positives were negatives, so maybe they could have continued anyway.
“They had to revise and change the shooting schedule slightly, but luckily that didn’t cause any delays in the shoot. It could have been a lot worse.
MailOnline contacted a Netflix spokesperson for comment at the time.
Earlier this month, Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen confirmed production resumed in the highly anticipated second season after two positive coronavirus tests were stopped.
Family affair: Lady Portia Featherington – played by Ruth Gemmell – was seen walking behind her daughter on screen
Bromance: two of the three Bridgerton brothers have joined the rest of their family on the set
‘We are back on the road. We had to delay because of Covid, but we’re back, ”the 61-year-old showrunner told Variety.
“Right now I’m on the job, I’m editing our first episodes, which look good. “
The second season is based on Julia Quinn’s 2000 sequel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which centers around Anthony’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest to find a suitable mate.
“We’re going to look for Anthony after seeing what he’s been through with his mistress,” Van Dusen teased.
Plot: The second season is based on Julia Quinn’s 2000 sequel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which centers around Anthony’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest to find a suitable mate.
“He thinks, ‘Was that love? Some would call it that, others not. We’re exploring these concepts of duty and honor again… I hope people love this season and beyond as much as they did the first. ‘
Newcomers to the critically acclaimed Shondaland show will include Simone Ashley, Charithra Chandran, Rupert Evans, Rupert Young, Shelley Conn and Calam Lynch.
Breathtaking 82 million households aired the Gossip Girl-style period drama about Regency London’s high society in the first 28 days of its Christmas Day premiere.
The first season garnered an impressive 12 nominations – including Outstanding Drama Series – for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which air September 19 on CBS.
Regé-Jean Page nodded as lead actor for playing Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett, but left fans saddened after announcing he was leaving Bridgerton on April 2.
Reverse: Bridgerton Series 2 production reportedly halted after bosses mistook positive and negative COVID-19 tests last month (Phoebe seen filming last month)