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Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey prepares to shoot scene after cast return following Covid outbreak

Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen confirmed that production has resumed on the highly-anticipated second season after two positive coronavirus tests shut it down.

And this series’ main character Anthony Bridgerton – played by Jonathan Bailey – was pictured back on set on Tuesday, as the cast and crew resumed filming on the new season of the alternative period drama.

The actor, 33, donned a navy velvet double-breasted jacket and beige breeches along with a top hat, as he prepared to film a wood scene off camera surrounded by members of the crew.

Well dressed: The actor, 33, donned a navy velvet double-breasted jacket and beige breeches along with a top hat, as he prepared to film a wood scene off camera surrounded by members of the crew

On set: Anthony Bridgerton – played by Jonathan Bailey – was pictured back on set on Tuesday, as the cast and crew resumed filming on the new season of the alternative period drama

While away from the cameras, Jonathan wore a perspex shield as a form of coronavirus protection, as the actors returned to filming following a recent Covid outbreak on set.

He was also seen shrugging on a tweed coat with the assistance of a member of the crew, who was at hand to help the cast members dress away from the rolling cameras. 

Jonathan’s character Anthony Bridgerton will be the main star of the second season, alongside Simone Ashley as his potential bride (Kate Sharma), as he plot follows his quest to find love.

Well protected: While away from the cameras, Jonathan wore a perspex shield as a form of coronavirus protection, as the actors returned to filming following a recent Covid outbreak on set

Helping hand: He was also seen shrugging on a tweed coat with the assistance of a member of the crew, who was at hand to help the cast members dress away from the rolling cameras

Well protected: While away from the cameras, Jonathan wore a perspex shield as a form of coronavirus protection, as the actors returned to filming following a recent Covid outbreak on set

Taking time out: Elsewhere on set, two male cast members took time out from filming while still dressed in period costume and sat in a white tent which had been put up in the woodland area

Taking time out: Elsewhere on set, two male cast members took time out from filming while still dressed in period costume and sat in a white tent which had been put up in the woodland area

Elsewhere on set, two male cast members took time out from filming while still dressed in period costume and sat in a white tent which had been put up in the woodland area.

Both actors were dressed in similar ensembles, which included a tweed waistcoat and puff-sleeve white shirt, with cream breeches and knee-length boots.

The dapper actor bore a serious expression as they chatted inbetween takes. 

Vans pulling carriages on trailers were also see arriving on set, as well as a host of animals including two Irish Wolfhounds and four horses who could be seen grazing on the grass. 

Period dress: Both actors were dressed in similar ensembles, which included a tweed waistcoat and puff-sleeve white shirt, with cream breeches and knee-length boots

Period dress: Both actors were dressed in similar ensembles, which included a tweed waistcoat and puff-sleeve white shirt, with cream breeches and knee-length boots

Period dress: Both actors were dressed in similar ensembles, which included a tweed waistcoat and puff-sleeve white shirt, with cream breeches and knee-length boots

During the new series, the role of Edwina Sharma, Kate’s sister who also plays a key role in Anthony’s love story, will be played by newcomer Charithra Chandran.

Shelley Conn will play the girls’ mother, Lady Mary Sharma, who was previously embroiled in a scandal; while Calam Lynch will play rebellious printer’s assistant Theo Sharpe.

Creator Chris recently confirmed that cameras were once again rolling on the series following the Covid setback, hours before the actors were spotted on location.

‘We are back under way. We had to delay because of Covid, but we’re back in it,’ the 61-year-old showrunner told Variety on Tuesday.

‘Right now I’m in post, editing our first couple episodes, which are looking great.’

So serious! The dapper actor bore a serious expression as they chatted inbetween takes

So serious! The dapper actor bore a serious expression as they chatted inbetween takes

Prepped: One actor carried a bottle of water and a face mask in her hand

Well dressed: She was similarly dressed in brown trousers and a waistcoat

Prepped: One actor carried a bottle of water and a face mask in her hand

Season two is based on Julia Quinn’s 2000 sequel The Viscount Who Loved Me, which is centered on Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest to find a suitable partner.

‘We pick up Anthony after we’ve seen what he’s been through with his mistress,’ Van Dusen teased.

‘He’s thinking, ‘Was that love?’ Some would call it that, others would not. We’re exploring those concepts of duty and honor once 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.

Hounds: One of the crew members arrived with a pair of Irish Wolfhounds

Hounds: One of the crew members arrived with a pair of Irish Wolfhounds

An eye-popping 82M households streamed the Gossip Girl-style period drama about Regency London high society within the first 28 days of its Christmas Day premiere.

Season one scored an impressive 12 nominations – including outstanding drama series – for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards, which air September 19 on CBS.

Regé-Jean Page scored a lead actor nod for portraying Duke of Hastings Simon Bassett, but saddened fans after announcing he was exiting Bridgerton on April 2.

Fans of the Netflix hit can also look forward seasons three and four as well as a limited series prequel in the works about Queen Charlotte’s (Golda Rosheuvel) origin story. 

Horse and carriage! A stately carriage also arrived on a trailer on the back of a van

Horse and carriage! A stately carriage also arrived on a trailer on the back of a van

Covered up: One actor walked around wearing a face mask

Car drawn carriage! A carriage arrived on the back of a trailer

Covered up: One actor walked around wearing a face mask

Giddy up! A herd of horses could be seen tied up outside a horsebox on the grass

Giddy up! A herd of horses could be seen tied up outside a horsebox on the grass

Ready for action: A group of crew members gathered near a trailer

Ready for action: A group of crew members gathered near a trailer

Come on! One of the actors walked to of the wolfhounds on leads

Come on! One of the actors walked to of the wolfhounds on leads

Taking a break: Some of the crew members were seen taking a break

Taking a break: Some of the crew members were seen taking a break

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