Bridgerton season 3 potential release date on Netflix, cast, plot, Singapore: Season 3 is seeing a new showrunner, Jess Brownell, take over from Chris Van Dusen, with Lady Danbury actress Adjoa Andoh heaping praise on both writers when talking with RadioTimes.com.
Brownell has since explained the switch in focus for season 3, telling Variety: “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.”
She continued: “We know who they are as people… 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.”
Season 2 did already see its own changes to the source material as (spoilers ahead!) Anthony (Jonathan Bailey in the Bridgerton cast) got engaged to Edwina Sharma before ending up with her older sister, Kate (Simone Ashley).
In terms of casting, we already know Bailey and Ashley will return, and now Hannah Dodd (Enola Holmes, Anatomy of Scandal), who was acquired by Ruby Stokes due to scheduling clashes, plays Francesca Bridgerton. According to Deadline, it joins another Netflix series called Lockwood & Co.
Otherwise, we don’t know much about a confirmed cast yet, but I’m sure more will be announced in the coming months as the show is being remade.
Bridgerton Season 3 Release Date Guess
As of July 20, 2022, season 3 is officially in production. Example: You are wearing a petticoat and taking off your wig. Because people like Featheringtons and Bridgertons run around again and do a lot of deep, sexy breathing.
In the announcement video, you can see all the main cast members changing their fingers from number 2 to number 3. exciting! The official caption reads, “I’m overseeing the preparations for a new social season. In that regard, Bridgerton 3 is officially underway.”
The third season of Bridgerton was originally confirmed in April 2021. Besides, the 4th season has already been released, so double the good news!
Netflix made the following statement on Facebook: “Tony members, it seems that we have a very special announcement. Bridgerton will return for seasons 3 and 4. The writer will have to buy more ink. … Seriously, Lady Whistledown.”
Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton Update this page as news becomes available
While we know that Bridgerton is definitely returning for season 3, we don’t know much more about it when it comes to its release date.
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington in the show, recently told RadioTimes.com and other press that she was hoping to ask the show’s new showrunner about the new season, saying: “I may have a call with our new showrunner Jess Brownell and be like, ‘So what’s happening?’… but yeah, I’m excited.”
As season 2 took just over a year to arrive on our screens after the show first debuted on Netflix, hopefully, season 3 will arrive in early 2023 – especially since COVID restrictions have almost completely lifted.
While we don’t know exactly when season 3 will land on Netflix, at least it’s confirmed to be coming back not just for season 3, but for season 4 as well.
Netflix shared the good news back in April 2021 in a tweet, writing: “BREAKING NEWS FROM THE TON. Bridgerton is returning for seasons three *AND* four!”
The show’s creator Chris Van Dusen won’t be returning to Bridgerton as showrunner for the upcoming seasons, with the screenwriter handing over the reins to Jess Brownell for season 3.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com and other press about him stepping down as showrunner, Van Dusen said: “Bridgerton will always have a special place in my heart and I think I did what I set out to do.
“But at the end of the day, you know, it was time for me to move on, and hopefully create that magic again in the near future.”
Bridgerton season 3 cast speculation
The following fan-favourite cast members have been confirmed for Bridgerton season 3:
- Jonathan Bailey as Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton
- Simone Ashley as Kathani “Kate” (née Sharma), Viscountess Bridgerton
- Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
- Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
- Hannah Dodd as Francesca Bridgerton
“We’re going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started,” she said. “We have the amazing Jess Brownell who is taking the lead as showrunner in season 3
“I think everything is just the beginning. I hope Kate relaxes a bit more, gets more action and swims in that love circle together in her third season. I think they both deserve it,” Ashley, who promised viewers a “harder” Kate in the third season of
, added: Of course, her vulnerability to Kate can be shared with Anthony. I’m just excited for her to have a home and to have a family. I’m excited to see her grow.”
Kate Sharma, Anthony Bridgerton and Edwina Sharma in Bridgerton Netflix
Coughlan and Newton’s returns were confirmed alongside the exciting news that season 3 is going to focus on their love story.
Coughlan announced on her Instagram: “Like Lady Whistledown I’ve been keeping quite a big secret for quite a long time… but I can finally tell you that @bridgertonnetflix Season Three is Colin and Penelope’s Story.”
Meanwhile, Hannah Dodd (Enola Holmes, Anatomy of a Scadnal) will be taking over Ruby Stokes’ role as Francesca Bridgerton.
Dodd told TVLine in an interview that she was “so excited” to be taking on the role, and that in preparation she read six of Quinn’s novels, starting with Francesca’s story.
She said: “I didn’t know what I’d got myself in for, but I needed to read that as soon as possible. It’s such a beautiful book and she’s such a beautiful character. I can’t believe I’m playing her.
In ‘A Gentleman’s Proposal’, you could still see Sophie Beckett, an actress who loved her. In the end, the two met for the first time at a ballroom and reunited after two years.
However, this show can make adaptive changes to his story, so we can meet this character, but with a twist.
Will Benedict Bridgerton be the centerpiece in season 3? In the back seat of season 3, according to Deadline, Jonathan Bailey will return as Anthony Bridgerton in part 3 with Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), just like Phoebe Dynevor, who played Daphne, the lead character in season 1.
Speaking to RadioTimes.com and other press ahead of season 2, Bailey and Simone Ashley spoke about whether they would return for a third season, with Bailey saying: “We’ll have to wait and see if we’re invited.”
Ashley added: “If I were to return for season 3, I would love to continue Kate and Anthony’s love story and see them play post-marriage and enjoy that honeymoon romance that they deserve. And a lot more horse-riding.”
Charithra Chandran does not sound convinced that she will return as Edwina Sharma Netflix
Meanwhile, Charithra Chandran, who plays Kate’s sister Edwina, said that she’s not sure if her character will feature in season 3, adding: “For Edwina, I’d say she’s not a Bridgerton and at the end of the day, the show is about the Bridgerton family that we know exists in the Bridgerverse, as we like to say. But I’ve been so happy to have such a great part this season and I’m just grateful for that.”
She recently revealed her hopes for Edwina’s future on the show, telling The Hollywood Reporter: “I obviously do want Edwina to find love, but I think there is a far more important story to be told first — and then love can happen — which is one of self-discovery.”
She continued: “I hope, at least in the short term, there’s a lot of excitement and adventure for Edwina.”
Who will Bridgerton season 3 be about?
Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton in Bridgerton Liam Daniel/Netflix
After months of speculation about who will take centre stage in the third season, we finally have an answer.
As fans will know, if the series was to follow the order of Julia Quinn’s novels, that would mean season 3 focusing on Benedict as its lead.
However, as explained above, it has been confirmed that Penelope and Colin will be in the spotlight for the upcoming third season.
Shonda Rhimes has previously hinted that season 3 may differ from the source material.
“We don’t necessarily have to go in order, but we’ll see each of our brothers and sisters and their stories,” she told Entertainment Tonight.
Besides, Kate Sharma’s actress Simone Ashley has previously suggested that “Pauline” (Penelope and Colin) would be their main relationship next season.
“Of course there will be a story after Cantoni’s marriage,” she told E. News. “And I’m so glad the world sees the rock of Nicola [Coughlan] and Luke [Newton] and now they’re playing with the story of Anthony and Kate, which is loved and kind of organized out.”
Additionally, producer Chris Van Dusen has previously told RadioTimes.com and other media that the show does not strictly follow the events of the book.
“It’s not a given that we’re following the order of the books and I think whatever we do in season 3 and whatever sibling we’re focused on still remains to be seen,” he said.
Bridgerton season 3 plot
Luke Newton plays Colin Bridgerton (Netflix) Netflix
**Spoilers ahead for Bridgerton season 2**
Netflix has confirmed that Bridgerton season 3 will not be based on the third book of Quinn’s Bridgerton series, An Offer from a Gentleman.
Instead, the hit Regency romance will skip to the fourth book, Romancing Mr Bridgerton, which explores Colin and Penelope’s love story.
However, one storyline from Romancing Mr Bridgerton won’t feature in the next season.
The 2002 novel sees Penelope lose weight and undergo a makeover, but when asked about the plot line showrunner Chris Van Dusen said: “We think that Penelope is beautiful, and I don’t think it’s really a part of her story.”
He added: “Her being a wallflower in our show I think is about her level of confidence more than it is about her outward appearance.”
Talking about what fans can expect in season 3, Coughlan recently told Netflix Tudum: “I feel like if you see Penelope fawning over this boy for another season, you’ll be like, ‘Get it together! Come on, move on and get over it’. Jess spoke with Luke and me throughout the season and I think people will get really obsessed with it.
Book lovers will be delighted.”
Also, next season will see the impact of Eloise’s finding out in Season 2 that Penelope is Lady Whistledown, and the Featheringtons’ financial situation after her cousin Jack is found to be a scam. We’ll see if they recover. Also, as explained above, Anthony and Kate will return for Part 3 and Simone Ashley promises Kate a “strong heart”, but it remains to be seen what exactly happens between the two.
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