Read on to find out more about Bridgerton Season 3.
It seems that Netflix viewers have been waiting for the arrival of a new Bridgerton season for an eternity now. One of the best Netflix original period dramas to be a part of the official streamer’s library, Bridgerton season 3 has caused the fans to be perched on the edge of their seats. Be that as it may, the new season of this period drama won’t be premiering in October since the season is in the filmmaking process.
Premiered on Netflix in December 2020, Bridgerton received a lot of critical acclaim from viewers and critics alike. As a result, its viewership ricocheted to such an extent that it soon became the most-watched English-language series on the streamer. Following season one’s release, the second season of Bridgerton was released in March 2022, which secured the first position until it was surpassed by Stranger Things season 4.
For those unversed, the first two seasons of Bridgerton are based on the Regency romance novel series written by Julia Queen. For the third season, however, the creators have decided to modify the plot a little. According to Netflix life, the third season will supposedly follow the love story between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.
On July 20, Netflix officially announced that the production of Bridgerton season 3 had begun. Not only that, but to pique the viewers’ interest, the streamer also announced the addition of three new cast members who will be joining the team of Bridgerton.
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When will Bridgerton season 3 be released on Netflix?
Netflix hasn’t dropped the official release date of Bridgerton season 3 as of yet. However, if we take an educated guess, we assume that Bridgerton season 3 will hit the streaming giant in July 2023. This assumption takes into consideration the time season 2 took for production and post-production, predicting season 3 to follow a similar timeline.
Be that as it may, these are just our predictions. We would only be capable to relay the release date to you when Netflix confirms it or at least gives us a time frame.
What can we expect in Bridgerton season 3?
As mentioned previously, Bridgerton is based on Julia Queen’s Regency novels. In conversation with Variety, Jess Brownell, the showrunner of the series, confirmed that season 3 won’t be basing its plotline on the third novel; rather, it will directly skip to the fourth novel, emphasizing Colin’s and Penelope’s love story. In season 2, their plotline catapulted into a difficult position, with Penelope overhearing Colin mocking the idea of being romantically engaged with her.
Brownell said, “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. 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.”
She further mentioned, “I think Shonda Rhimes has said publicly before that she wants to have eight seasons. We hope to get to tell every sibling’s love story and they will always be in each season.”
Apart from announcing that Bridgerton season 3 has begun filming, it has also dropped the synopsis. According to Entertainment Weekly, “Bridgerton is back for its third season and finds Penelope Featherington has finally given up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton after hearing his disparaging words about her last season. She has, however, decided it’s time to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters. But lacking in confidence, Penelope’s attempts on the marriage mart fail spectacularly.”
It further states, “Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his summer travels with a new look and a serious sense of swagger. But he’s disheartened to realize that Penelope, the one person who always appreciated him as he was, is giving him the cold shoulder. Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly. Complicating matters for Penelope is her rift with Eloise, who has found a new friend in a very unlikely place, while Penelope’s growing presence in the ton makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret.”
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