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'Bridgerton' Season 3: Everything We Know About the Upcoming Season of the Hit Netflix Series

By Joao Nsita


As fans eagerly await the return of the beloved Netflix series "Bridgerton," new details have emerged about the highly anticipated third season. Based on the bestselling novels by Julia Quinn, the show has captivated audiences with its stunning visuals, captivating storylines, and sizzling romances. Here's everything we know so far about "Bridgerton" Season 3.

A New Central Couple: Colin and Penelope

In a surprising twist, the show's creators have decided to deviate from the order of the books and focus on the love story between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) in Season 3. This decision, confirmed by Coughlan herself, has left fans of the series both excited and intrigued.

New showrunner Jess Brownell explained the reasoning behind this choice, stating, "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."

A Tantalizing Synopsis

Netflix has released an official description for the new season, hinting at the challenges and revelations that await our beloved characters. The synopsis reveals that Penelope, having given up on her long-held crush on Colin after overhearing his disparaging words about her, has decided to take a husband. However, her attempts on the marriage market fail spectacularly, leaving her disheartened.

Meanwhile, Colin returns from his summer travels with a new look and a serious sense of swagger, only to find that Penelope, the one person who always appreciated him, is giving him the cold shoulder. Determined to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband. But as his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with his own feelings for Penelope.


Returning Favorites and New Faces

Fans can expect to see many familiar faces returning to the ton in Season 3. The Bridgerton family, including Violet (Ruth Gemmell), Eloise (Claudia Jessie), Hyacinth (Florence Hunt), and Gregory (Will Tilston), will continue to play prominent roles. Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), and the Featherington family will also make their comeback.

In addition to the returning cast, Season 3 will introduce several new characters. Daniel Francis joins as the charismatic Marcus Anderson, Sam Philips as the eccentric Lord Dealing, and James Phoon as the handsome but not-so-bright Harry Dankworth. Hannah New will also appear as the wealthy widow Lady Tilley Arnold.

Anthony and Kate's Continuing Love Story

While Colin and Penelope take center stage, fans of Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate's (Simone Ashley) epic romance need not worry. The show's creators have assured viewers that their love story will continue to develop in Season 3. Ashley teased that their relationship has "softened quite a lot" and that there will be "lots of things that we're all really excited for the fans to discover about their relationship and their love story."

Bailey also expressed his enthusiasm for exploring the couple's dynamic, stating, "There are really lovely conversations about heritage and familial roles, and once you meet someone who understands you fully, having sacrificed so much for the families as they both have, how exciting [it is] to make decisions that might change the course for them [as a couple]."

A Shift in Tone and Steaminess

With Colin and Penelope's story taking the lead, viewers can expect a shift in tone compared to the previous seasons. Brownell hinted that their romance will bring more comedy to the show, while still balancing it out with "quite a bit of sexiness and romance."

Coughlan addressed the steaminess factor, suggesting that due to the two seasons of build-up, Colin and Penelope's relationship might lean more towards the passionate side. However, she also noted that she hasn't read the scripts yet and was only given an overview.


Production Updates and Release Date

Filming for Bridgerton Season 3 officially began in July 2022, with the cast and crew hitting the streets of London to bring the Regency era back to life. While Netflix has not announced an official release date, the season is expected to premiere sometime in 2024.

In February 2024, Netflix revealed the episode titles for the upcoming season, further stoking fans' excitement. With titles like "Out of the Shadows," "Romancing Mister Bridgerton, and "Into the Light," viewers can anticipate a thrilling and romantic journey ahead.

As we eagerly await the arrival of Bridgerton Season 3, one thing is certain: the show's creators are dedicated to delivering another captivating chapter in this beloved series. With a new central couple, returning favorites, fresh faces, and the promise of laughter, love, and steaminess, the third season is shaping up to be a must-watch for fans of the show and newcomers alike.

So, dear readers, prepare yourselves for another scandalous and enchanting season in the ton. The Bridgerton family and their friends (and enemies) are ready to grace our screens once more, and we couldn't be more excited to see what the future holds for these beloved characters.


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