Dear readers, Lady Whistledown’s silence is soon getting over!
In the official date announcement teaser, Netflix has dropped the most tantalizing news for all the Bridgerton fans by finally giving a reason to count down the days as the time has arrived to brace yourselves and be whisked away into the opulent world of scandal, romance, and intrigue as the Bridgerton saga will soon be gracing our screens. Didn’t this news get all your attention? We are delighted to inform our readers that the streaming giant has finally just gifted us with the official release dates of Bridgerton’s two-part Season 3.
This time around, Bridgerton is not going to be a part of the winter streaming season as Netflix has confirmed that the much-anticipated Season 3 will arrive in two parts by premiering next year with Part 1 on Thursday, May 16, 2024, and Part 2 on Thursday, June 13, 2024, only on Netflix, at the same time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET) for its worldwide release. Take a look at the official teaser as shared on X (formerly known as Twitter), which says, “Rejoice in this most thrilling news. Bridgerton Season 3 shall debut in two parts: Part 1 on May 16th and Part 2 on June 13th.”
Rejoice in this most thrilling news. Bridgerton Season 3 shall debut in two parts: Part 1 on May 16th and Part 2 on June 13th. pic.twitter.com/oAnT5f8fCC
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) December 12, 2023
Bridgerton Season 3 Plot: What to expect?
For the third season, it seems like Lady Whistledown will be back to reveal the Ton’s most speculated secret yet. The new chapter will delve into the friends-to-lovers romance trope between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and her longtime crush, world traveler Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). It’s safe to agree with Netflix that this spring will officially be filled with #Polin. After all, the third season will follow Julia Quinn’s fourth novel, “Romancing Mister Bridgerton,” with the official synopsis reading:
“In Season 3, Penelope has finally given up on her long-held crush on Colin 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. 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 town makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret.”
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Bridgerton Season 3 Cast: Who will and will not return?
Apart from Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington and Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, the series regulars include:
Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley are returning as Viscount and Viscountess Bridgerton. Along with Adjoa Andoh, Luke Newton, Jessica Madsen, Harriet Cains, Florence Hunt, Polly Walker, Emma Naomi, Kathryn Drysdale, Luke Thompson, Hugh Sachs, Bessie Carter, Ruth Gemmell, Golda Rosheuvel, Claudia Jessie, Julie Andrews, and Martins Imhangbe, Hannah Dodd was cast to replace Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton.
Three new male actors have signed on for the new season: Daniel Francis has joined the cast as Marcus Anderson, Sam Phillips as Lord Debling, and James Phoon as Harry Dankworth. Hannah New will play the young widow Lady Tilley Arnold as a firebrand widow. Widowed at an early age, she enjoys the privileges and power that come with being at the helm of her former husband’s estate, living life on her terms with financial independence and sexual freedom.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Stokes had to leave the show in the third season. Moreover, Charithra Chandran, as Edwina Sharma, will not return for the rest of the season. On the other hand, back in January 2023, Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne, confirmed that she would not be returning but could potentially reprise her role ‘in the future.’ Lastly, The series is executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Tom Verica, and Van Dusen.
Bridgerton Season 3 Frequently Asked Questions
Where was the series filmed?
The series usually films in London; for the third season, principal photography began in July 2022 and wrapped in March 2023.
Is the series renewed for a fourth season?
The series had been renewed for a third and fourth season together back in April 2021. For the third and fourth seasons, Jess Brownell has replaced Van Dusen as writer and showrunner.
How many episodes will be there?
The season has been split into two batches of four episodes with an average runtime of 57 to 72 minutes. The episode titles and synopsis are not released to avoid early spoilers. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued once the season premieres.
Where to stream?
The series is available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and the number of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose, as it includes basic membership, and the standard membership starts at no additional cost.
Have the first-look photos from the season released?
Yes, Nicola Coughlan stopped by Tudum: A Global Fan Event to reveal the first photos of Bridgerton Season 3, which showcased Penelope with a “whole new look,” and Colin looking every bit fresh and handsome from his travels to France, Spain, and Italy. During the event, Coughlan talked about what they can expect to see in the third season, stating:
“We open our season with the ton’s return from the countryside… Both Colin and Pen have done some growing up. And only time will tell how their friendship will develop.” She added, “This season, Penelope returns to London determined to become a new woman with a new independence… We cannot wait to take you along for the carriage ride.”
Take a look at the entire clip below: