Bridgerton Season 3: Is it coming to Netflix in May 2022?

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“You are the bane of my existence and the object of all my desires”, if you are reading this quote in Anthony Bridgerton’s voice, you are definitely a fan of the slow-burn romance series on Netflix. Read on to find the latest information on Bridgerton Season 3.

After the unforgettable tale of The Duke and Duchess and The Viscount and his beloved, Viscountess, we’re looking forward to seeing more of the Bridgerton siblings and their stories. Season 2 of Bridgerton premiered on March 25, 2022, but it doesn’t mean we are not anxiously waiting to see how the other siblings will find their happily ever after.

Bridgerton is a period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and is based on Julia Quinn’s novels set in the competitive world of Regency-era London. It is the most-watched English-language series on Netflix with 656.16 million hours viewed since its March 25, 2022 launch. The series focuses on the eight siblings of the popular Bridgerton family, who navigate through the high society of London in search of love and marriage.

The first season premiered on December 25, 2020, and the second season arrived on March 25, 2022. The series was renewed for a third and fourth season by Netflix in April 2021 and fans are waiting for the third season to know more about the Bridgerton family and what new surprises are awaiting them in the new season.

Here’s everything you need to know about Bridgerton Season 3.

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Is Bridgerton Season 3 coming to Netflix in May 2022?

No, unfortunately, the series is not coming to Netflix in May 2022. It was not included in the list of shows and movies that are coming to Netflix in May 2022. Moreover, it’s too early to expect Bridgerton Season 3 on the screens given that Season 2 finished airing not long before.

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Bridgerton Season 3 Release Date

The filming of the series is set to start very soon in an Instagram post from Women’s Wear Daily, Lady Whistledown herself gave us the good news. Actress Nicola Coughlan said the actors and crew are “getting into season 3” this summer.

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If we look into the filming schedules of Season 1 and Season 2, the first season began filming in July 2019 and it was wrapped around 7 months later. Season 1 dropped after 10 months in December 2020, Season 2 filming started after that and went from March 2021 to November 2021 and the season dropped in March 2022. If season 3 is following the same schedule, then we may not see Bridgerton Season 3 in 2022 and we will have to wait for it until early or mid-2023.

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Bridgerton Season 3 Plot

If the series continues to follow the chronology of the books, the next Bridgerton sibling to be in the lead role will be Benedict. The story will follow the Cindrella lore, where Benedict falls for Sophie Beckett, an earl’s daughter forced into servitude by her hateful stepmother.

However, there’s a possibility that creators could change the plot, putting Penelope, aka Lady Whistledown, and Bridgerton’s brother Colin in the hot seat instead. During an interview with E! News, Ashley let it slip that she was “super excited for the world to see Nicola and Luke rock it.”

During an interview with E!, showrunner Chris Van Dusen said, “We did a lot of work in these first two seasons as far as setting up Penelope and Colin’s love story. There’s so much yearning and so much angst there that it’s going to be really satisfying when the show gets to really focus on the two of them.”

Apart from the romance plotline, Bridgerton Season 3 will also reveal other mysteries and drama. At the end of season 2, Eloise finally learned her best friend’s identity as Lady Whistledown, and how it will affect their friendship is another mystery for the next season. Jessie told, “I think Eloise won’t tell anyone [Penelope’s secret]. I think Eloise will continue to be a good mate and not tell anyone, because what does Eloise gain, really? I do think they’ll make up, but I don’t think it’s going to happen quickly.”

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Bridgerton Season 3 Cast

Simone Ashley confirmed to Deadline at a dinner celebrating South Asian culture hosted by Netflix in Los Angeles that both she and Bailey will return for Season 3. “We’re going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started,” she told the outlet, adding, “I’d like to see Kate just let go a bit more and play more in season 3 and kind of swim in that circle of love together. I think they both deserve it.”

“She’s in charge of the household now and she’s got big boots to put on. I think she can do it,” she said excitedly. “I want to keep that softness and vulnerability to Kate, for sure, and she can share that with Anthony. I’m just excited for her to have a home and to have a family. I’m excited to see her grow. I think I’d like to see Kate being much braver and less headstrong and more heart strong.”

Nicola Coughlan will be back as Penelope Featheringhton and Claudia Jessie as Eloise. Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury and Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte. We are likely to see Phoebe Dynevor reprise her role as Daphne Bridgerton alongside her on-screen siblings, Luke Thompson as Benedict, Luke Newton (Colin), Ruby Stokes (Francesca), and Will Tilston (Gregory), and Florence Hunt (Hyacinth).

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How many episodes will be there in Bridgerton Season 3?

Seasons 1 and 2 of Bridgerton had a total of 8 episodes each season. We expect Bridgerton Season 3 to follow the same format and have eight episodes, each approximately an hour long.

Where to watch Bridgerton?

Both the seasons of Bridgerton are available to watch on Netflix.