Bridgerton debuted on Netflix on December 25, 2020. The eight-episode first season was met with positive reviews. With a viewership of 82 million households, it became the most-watched series on Netflix at the time of its premiere, and remains the second most-watched series by total watch time on the platform. The series reached number one in 76 countries on Netflix.
In January 2021, the series was renewed for a second season that is set to premiere on March 25, 2022. In April 2021, creator Van Dusen revealed on Twitter that the series had additionally been renewed for a third and fourth season.