What You Can Count on from ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3

After the sluggish burn romance of Season 2, the subsequent Bridgerton sibling is prepared for a fairytale ending.

Nicely, one other Bridgerton sibling has discovered their fortunately ever after. However the place does that depart the remainder of the Regency-era household?

Following the jaw-dropping Season 2 “Bridgerton” finale, we will’t assist however surprise which sibling will really feel the sting (See what we did there?) of affection come Season 3.

[Editor’s Note: A spoiler alert, of sorts. The below recaps the book “An Offer From A Gentleman,” which will reportedly be the inspiration for Season 3.]

1. The place Did Season 2 Depart Off?

Bridgerton. (L to R) Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Florence Emilia Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Phoebe Dyvenor as Daphne Basset in episode 201 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022



The eight-episode second season concluded with Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) reveling in bliss with Kate (Simone Ashley). But issues proved to be just a little extra dramatic for his sister, Eloise (Claudia Jessie), who lastly found out that her finest buddy Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) is behind the salacious Girl Whistledown gossip rag. Eloise’s secret friendship with printer assistant Theo (Calam Lynch) was additionally shattered, and whereas we’ll have to attend till the fifth season — per the order of Julia Quinn’s novels on which the Shonda Rhimes-produced collection relies — to see Eloise discover love, it’s nonetheless a devastating blow.

In the meantime, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) continued to push back evil-doers towards the Featherington household as Penelope pined for him, however Girl Portia Featherington (Polly Walker) has extra sinister plans within the works. And Colin reportedly gained’t land within the “Bridgerton” highlight till Season 4.

So, the place does that depart Season 3? Preserve scrolling to seek out out.

2. Count on Extra Kate and Anthony Bridgerton Steaminess

Simone Ashley, Jonathan Bailey



Simone Ashley confirmed to Deadline that she is going to certainly be returning to “Bridgerton” for Season 3. “Kate and Anthony are simply getting began,” Ashley teased. “Season 2 there was a number of push and pull between Kate and Anthony, there have been issues with the household, after which they discover one another in the direction of the top. I believe all the pieces is simply beginning. I’d prefer to see Kate simply let go a bit extra and play extra in Season 3 and sort of swim in that circle of affection collectively. I believe they each deserve it.”

Ashley added that she is “excited” for Kate to have a household with Anthony. “I believe I’d prefer to see Kate being a lot braver and fewer headstrong and extra coronary heart sturdy,” Ashley hinted.

3. Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton Leads E book Three



After attending artist swinger golf equipment in Season 1 and reviving his love of portray in Season 2, Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson) will lastly got down to quiet down within the third “Bridgerton” installment.

Thompson is already prepared for his main man love scenes, due to a Season 2 mix-up on set. Co-star Coughlan revealed to The Day by day Mail that Thompson was mistakenly assigned a private coach to prep for nude scenes, when actually the opposite Luke on set, Luke Newton, was the one stripping down. Thompson later joked to The Occasions of London that he stayed in form “for the bum scenes, I suppose.”

And the thriller of Benedict will little question be unpacked for the third season. “There’s a little bit of a query mark relating to Benedict, and as an actor, that’s such an ideal factor to play with,” Thompson informed Shondaland. “You get to disclose the character little by little as an alternative of exhibiting the viewers who he’s instantly.”

4. However Co-Creator Chris Van Dusen Might Shake Issues Up…

Chris Van Dusen revealed to Leisure Tonight that the third season might deviate from Julia Quinn’s novels and maybe pivot to a different Bridgerton sibling first.

“I can’t point out or speak about something after this season, [but] it was at all times my objective to give attention to a unique Bridgerton sibling each season and it’s no secret there are eight Bridgerton siblings,” Van Dusen stated. “In success we shall be on so long as Netflix could have us however I might like to give attention to each single a type of eight Bridgerton siblings and inform romance tales for all of them.”

Government producer Shonda Rhimes famous that the third installment may “not essentially go so as” of the books. Nevertheless, Van Dusen did admit that Benedict could be a chief main man.

“I like Benedict’s story. I like his story and all these siblings, all these characters for various causes,” Van Dusen added. “All of them supply one thing new. I believe it was actually the enchantment to me in a venture like this, the truth that we may inform these close-ended love tales and shift focus season after season.”

5. Shonda Rhimes Confirmed Season 3 Is Already Underway

Netflix mega-producer Rhimes revealed the Season 3 script is at the moment within the works. Rhimes stated the “Bridgerton” staff “obtained just a little bit artistic” and are “already exhausting at work writing Season 3.”

“That’s already in progress and also you’ll see. Give it time,” Rhimes summed as much as Leisure Tonight.

Longtime Shondaland filmmaker Jess Brownell can be taking on as showrunner for Seasons 3 and 4.

6. If Following the Books, Season 3 Is an Up to date Tackle “Cinderella”

Bridgerton. (L to R) Florence Emilia Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton in episode 207 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022



Quinn’s third novel, “An Supply From a Gentleman,” introduces new character Sophie Beckett, who is predicted to attraction her method into Benedict’s coronary heart. Sophie is the illegitimate daughter of the Earl of Penwood however is relegated to working as a servant as a consequence of her evil stepmother, Araminta.

Regardless of Sophie figuring out who her actual father is, the Earl solely takes her in as his “ward.” Araminta and her two vicious daughters threaten Sophie, and solely let her to dwell with them as a consequence of a loophole within the Earl’s will: Upon his dying, Araminta will obtain a a lot bigger allowance if she permits Sophie to remain till she turns 20.

Per the official synopsis of the novel, Sophie sneaks into Girl Bridgerton’s famed masquerade ball, the place she locks eyes with Benedict. But the Bridgerton inheritor has no concept who Sophie is, and units out to seek out her.

7. The Third Season Will Span Years

Bridgerton. Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton in episode 204 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022



To distinction each Season 1 and Season 2, the third guide reveals Benedict looking for Sophie for over two years. He has sworn off marriage till he can discover his thriller soulmate. In the meantime, Sophie is pressured to work as a maid upon the Earl’s dying, and Benedict rescues her from undesirable advances of her employer’s son. Benedict as an alternative hires Sophie to work for his mom, however has no concept that she is identical girl he has been monitoring down ever for the reason that ball.

As Benedict and Sophie’s chemistry heightens, he’s torn over falling for her: Ought to Benedict sustain his masquerade fantasies, or accept Sophie? Little does he know, they’re the identical particular person. Add within the class drama of marrying a servant, and plainly there are many hurdles forward for the younger couple.

8. Enter One other Love Triangle

For a brief resolution, Benedict asks Sophie to be his mistress whereas he appears for a “appropriate” spouse. Ultimately, as within the novels, Benedict does fall for Sophie and provides up the hunt for the thriller girl. Nevertheless, upon enjoying a recreation of disguise and search along with his household, he sees Sophie carrying a blindfold and realizes the lady of his goals has been proper beneath his nostril (actually) all alongside.

9. Girl Whistledown Is to Thank for Benedict’s Joyful Ending




After all, nothing is easy in “Bridgerton” tales. The guide consists of Benedict feeling betrayed and forcing Sophie to resign. Her stepmother reappears, accuses her of being a thief, and Sophie is arrested. Girl Whistledown stories on the drama, and the Bridgertons free Sophie and he or she is confirmed harmless due to one in all her stepsisters, Posy. And so as to add to the fairytale finale, Sophie learns that the Earl has left her a big dowry.

Benedict and Sophie go on to marry and have 4 children, including to the budding subsequent era of Bridgertons.

Whereas no casting bulletins have been made for the third season of “Bridgerton,” we would be the first to report, pricey readers.

10. Season 3 Already Is Being Recast


On Might 12, “Anatomy of a Scandal” actress Hannah Dodd was introduced to be the most recent member of the “Bridgerton” household in a swapped casting for second youngest daughter Francesca Bridgerton. Dodd takes over the function from Ruby Stokes, who left the collection to steer fellow Netflix novel adaptation “Lockwood & Co.”

The reserved Francesca has solely appeared a handful of occasions in “Bridgerton,” with the character spending most of Season 1 visiting her aunt in Bathtub. Season 2 noticed Francesca showing in solely the primary three episodes earlier than actress Stokes left to start manufacturing on “Lockwood & Co.”

“I like Francesca, however we misplaced her halfway via Season 2,” collection creator and Seasons 1 and a couple of showrunner Chris Van Dusen beforehand informed TVLine. “After exhausting all different choices, she sadly needed to come out as a consequence of causes past our management. Maybe Season 3 would be the attraction.”

Francesca is predicted to take heart stage because the lead protagonist of Julia Quinn’s sixth novel, “When He Was Depraved.”

11. Nicola Coughlan Confirms Season 3 Love Story Plot Twist




Nicola Coughlan aka Girl Whistledown herself revealed that the third season will truly comply with her character Penelope Featherington’s love story with Colin Bridgerton after two seasons of “will they, gained’t they” stress.

“Like Girl Whistledown, I’ve been conserving a secret for fairly a while, and I can verify to you all that Season 3 is Colin and Penelope’s love story,” Coughlan revealed on the Netflix FYSEE panel (by way of TVLine). “I’ve saved that secret since two weeks into Season 2. That is the primary time I’m saying it right here.”

Per Julia Quinn’s novels, the Penelope-Colin storyline doesn’t occur till E book 4, titled “Romancing Mister Bridgerton.” Nevertheless, new “Bridgerton” showrunner Jess Brownell informed Selection that it’s actually Colin and Penelope’s “time” to be within the highlight.

“We’ve already invested in them just a little bit. We all know who they’re as individuals,” Brownell stated. “I really feel like, particularly within the final season, there are these moments of stress between them the place it’s like, Colin walks as much as the road of just about realizing that Penelope has emotions for him however doesn’t fairly get there. As an alternative of treading water on that dynamic, we wished to push it into their season. It actually felt like the right second to tee it up.”

And as for the third guide based mostly on Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson), Brownell added that Benedict shall be a “important” a part of Season 3. So, will he be the middle of Season 4? Solely time (and Girl Whistledown) will inform…

12. We May Be Getting a New Backstory for Queen Charlotte

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“Bridgerton” collection writer Julia Quinn confirmed that she is at the moment penning one other prequel novel, this time co-written by government producer Shonda Rhimes herself. The guide will spur a brand new collection based mostly on the upcoming “Bridgerton” Queen Charlotte spin-off present and begin with how a younger Charlotte met and married King George, cementing her royal standing. The novel, printed by William Morrow Group at HarperCollins imprint Avon Books, will even be a leaping off level to handle the racially inclusive Regency Period as seen within the Netflix collection.

“Queen Charlotte has been such a transferring character to write down and now having the chance to work with Julia to adapt this story right into a guide is such an thrilling alternative,” Rhimes stated in a press assertion by way of Selection. “I can’t look ahead to followers of this universe to learn the story of a personality that has resonated so deeply with our viewers.”

13. Season 3 Begins Manufacturing on “#Polin” Love Story in July 2022

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“Bridgerton” Season 3 manufacturing


Netflix and Shondaland introduced on July 20 that “Bridgerton” Season 3 is formally in manufacturing. The collection kicked of filming in London beneath new showrunner and government producer Jess Brownell, with the brand new season confirmed to be specializing in the budding romance between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).

After two earlier seasons of “will they, gained’t they” flirtations, “Bridgerton” followers are buzzing in regards to the “#Polin” couple that has, effectively, pollinated the novels by Julia Quinn.

The official Season 3 logline reads: “‘Bridgerton’ is again for its third season and finds Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) has lastly given up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) after listening to his disparaging phrases about her final season. She has, nevertheless, determined it’s time to take a husband, ideally one who will present her with sufficient independence to proceed her double life as Girl Whistledown, distant from her mom and sisters. However missing in confidence, Penelope’s makes an attempt on the wedding mart fail spectacularly.”

“In the meantime, Colin has returned from his summer season travels with a brand new look and a critical sense of swagger. However he’s disheartened to understand that Penelope, the one one that at all times appreciated him as he was, is giving him the chilly shoulder. Desirous to win again her friendship, Colin provides to mentor Penelope within the methods of confidence to assist her discover a husband this season. However when his classes begin working just a little too effectively, Colin should grapple with whether or not his emotions for Penelope are actually simply pleasant. Complicating issues for Penelope is her rift with Eloise (Claudia Jessie), who has discovered a brand new buddy in a not possible place, whereas Penelope’s rising presence within the ton makes it all of the tougher to maintain her Girl Whistledown alter ego a secret.”

14. “Bridgerton” Provides 4 Forged Members…and Maybe a Doable Penelope Love Curiosity?

Daniel Francis, Bridgerton

Daniel Francis


Netflix confirmed {that a} trio of recent faces are becoming a member of the hit Regency Period collection. Daniel Francis (“Keep Shut”) is ready to play Marcus Anderson, a charismatic womanizer who attracts the eye of sure matriarchs within the ton whereas enduring the ire of others.

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips


“The Crown” actor Sam Phillips performs Lord Debling, a genial lord with uncommon pursuits. However with wealth and a noble title to again up his eccentricities, he’ll haven’t any scarcity of curiosity from younger women this season.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10:  Actress Hannah New attends the BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at The Four Seasons Hotel  Los Angeles At Beverly Hills on January 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Hannah New

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“Black Sails” actress Hannah New will play widow Girl Tilley Arnold, who after dropping her husband at an early age, “enjoys the privileges and energy that include being on the helm of her former husband’s property, dwelling life on her personal phrases with monetary independence and sexual freedom,” per an official character description.

James Phoon

James Phoon


Lastly, James Phoon (“Wreck”) joins as Harry Dankworth, a easy but good-looking bachelor.

15. Nicola Coughlan Teases Her “Important Character Vitality” Plus Confirms Simone Ashley Will Return

The actual B in BDE is clearly “Bridgerton.” Season 3 lead star Nicola Coughlan shared she’s harnessing her “principal character power” in an lovable Instagram put up reverse co-star and onscreen love curiosity Luke Newton. Coughlan additionally confirmed that Simone Ashley shall be again for Season 3, with Ashley herself posting a selfie with the caption, “Reunited.”

Newton equally shared in a photograph with Coughlan and showrunner Jess Brownell that followers “should not prepared” for what’s to come back within the new season…

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