Netflix confirm when Squid Game, Bridgerton and Love is Blind will return

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24 Jan 2024, 12:54

Squid Game, Bridgerton, Love is Blind

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Itching for the next series of Squid Game or begging for more Bridgerton? You’re in luck!

As shared by Variety, the bosses at Netflix released a letter to its shareholders about the 2024 slate, with the likes of Squid Game series two, Bridgerton series three and The Diplomat series two confirmed for release over the next 12 months. 

The letter promised a “big, bold slate” for 2024, including new series 3 Body Problem, Griselda starring Sofia Vergara and The Gentleman from Guy Ritchie. 

Other returning series include Love is Blind series six, F1: Drive to Survive series six and the second season of Full Swing. 

Emily in Paris also got a look in, with series four expected to launch later this year. 

Having gained an astonishing 1.65 billion views within the first 28 days of release, Squid Game currently holds the record for Netflix’s most watched series — English-language or non-English-language.

The raging success of Squid Game also lead to its own spin-off called The Challenge, which itself was a huge hit for the streaming network, with another season of the intense reality show on the way. 

Bridgerton also found a loyal fanbase after its steamy release over Christmas 2020, and series three will focus on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlin), dubbed as Polin by fans.

In December, Bridgerton writer Jess Brownell told Variety about the series: “I really feel like it’s Colin and Penelope’s time. Because we’ve been watching both of these actors on our screens since Season 1, we’ve already invested in them a little bit. We know who they are as people.”

She continued, “I feel like, especially in the last season, there are these moments of tension between them where it’s like, Colin walks up to the line of almost realising that Penelope has feelings for him but doesn’t quite get there. Instead of treading water on that dynamic, we wanted to push it into their season. It really felt like the perfect moment to tee it up.”

On the reality TV side of things, Love Is Blind became must-watch telly after landing on Netflix in February 2020 during the first COVID lockdown. 

The binge-worthy dating show won massive viewership and has spawned three international versions from Brazil, Japan and Sweden. A UK iteration is also in the works.