NETFLIX has renewed smash hit Bridgerton for third and fourth seasons, even though production on series 2 is still ongoing.

Taking to Twitter, the streamer announced: "BREAKING NEWS FROM THE TON.

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"Bridgerton is returning for seasons three AND four!"

Fan were absolutely thrilled by the news and took to the comments section in delight.

"Absolutely buzzing! Bring on season 2," one gushed.

"Long may it continue, I'm fully addicted," a second chimed in.

While a third simply gushed: "Best news ever."

Netflix also dropped a letter from Lady Whistledown herself, which read: "Esteemed members of the Ton, it seems we have a rather special announcement.

Bridgerton shall retuen for seasons three and four. This author shall have to purchase more ink."

Bela Bajaria, VP Global TV at Netflix said of the news: "Bridgerton swept us off our feet.

"The creative team, led by Shonda, knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional, romantic drama for our members.

"They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We’re planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come.”

Meanwhile Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes added: “From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate a viewing audience.

"But the evolution of this adaptation would not be a success without the many significant contributions of the entire Shondaland team.

"This two-season pickup is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I feel incredibly grateful to have partners as collaborative and creative as Netflix.

"Betsy and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue bringing the world of Bridgerton to a worldwide audience.”

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Bridgerton broke Netflix records when it dropped late last year.

The eight-part series, which launched on Christmas Day, proved to be Netflix's most-watched show in 83 countries including the UK, France and the US.

Bridgerton has snatched the top spot from the previous record-holder, fantasy drama The Witcher, which received 76million streams in its first 28 days.

The show follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of a powerful and wealthy family, as she tries to meet a man to marry.

However, following the death of her father, Daphne must be chaperoned by her possessive older brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), who is also struggling to find love.

Unfortunately for Daphne she becomes a target for London gossip queen Lady Whistledown’s scandal sheet.

She then comes into contact with the insubordinate Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and they come together to develop a plan that they hope will keep her safe.

Alas, fans were gutted last year when the hunky Regé-Jean Page confirmed that he would not be returning for season 2.

According to reports, he instead wants to focus on making movies and conquering Hollywood on the big screen.

Elsewhere, Bridgerton recently announced four new cast members for the upcoming season, and you're bound to recognise them.

Fans went wild last year when the show's boss hinted that it could run for a whopping eight seasons in line with the novels it is based upon.

Bridgerton season 1 is available to stream on Netflix now.

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