Netflix’s “Bridgerton” skips ahead. Season 3 of the period drama based on the books by Julia Quinn will follow the love story of Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), Coughlan revealed during Sunday’s FYSEE panel.
The first two seasons followed the first two novels; Season 1 focused on Daphne Bridgerton’s (Phoebe Dynevor) love affair with Simon (Regé-Page Jean), while Season 2 delved into Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathon Bailey) romance with Kate ( Simone Ashley).
While the third book touches on the love life of Benedict Bridgerton, this season will likely be pushed back to a later date with the subject of the fourth book, Penelope, moved.
During the Season 2 finale of “Bridgerton,” Penelope overheard Colin, who she had been interested in for years, say he would never marry her.
Creator Chris Van Dusen stepped down as showrunner after season 2, with Jess Brownell intervening.
“Bridgerton will always have a special place in my heart and I think I did what I set out to do,” he told RadioTimes in March. “The fact that this show became Netflix’s biggest English-language series is something that I’m incredibly proud of and will always be incredibly proud of. But at the end of the day, you know, it was time for me to move on to something else and hopefully recreate that magic in the near future.
Another change that will take place during Season 3 is the role of Francesca Bridgerton, previously played by Ruby Sokes. When Sokes landed the lead role in “Lockwood & Co.” from Netflix, she left the show Shondaland and was replaced by Hannah Dodd.