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Bridgerton is gearing up for a steamy Season 3 with Penelope & Colin

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The Bridgerton series took the world by storm when it was first released in 2020. Now, the show is gearing up for its third season.

This is everything you need to know about season three of Bridgerton.

Season three of Bridgerton will be released in 2024.

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When does Bridgerton season 3 premiere?

The release date of season three of Bridgerton has officially been announced by Netflix! The new season will be launched in two batches of four episodes each.

Part one of the season will be released on 16 May 2024, with part two premiering almost a month later, on 13 June 2023.

Where can you watch season 3 of Bridgerton?

Upon it is released, season three will be available to stream on Netflix. However, Bridgerton fanatics can get their fix by watching season one and two, currently available on the streaming platform.

Which Book is Bridgerton Season 3 based on?

As fans know, the show is based on a series of books by Julia Quinn. While some changes have been made, the Netflix production is largely following the overall plot and themes of the novel. If you want to start your Penelope x Colin journey now, you’ll want to pick up the fourth book titled Romancing Mister Bridgerton (available at Booktopia for $19.75).

When did season 3 start filming?

In July 2022, Nicola Coughlan revealed via Instagram that Bridgerton season three had officially started filming. She captioned her post “Get ready for the (carriage) ride of your lives, filming for #Bridgerton Season Three has begun!”.

Season three will follow the love story between Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton.

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What is the plot of Bridgerton season 3?

To conclude season two, the perfect enemies-to-lovers trope with Anthony Bridgerton and Kate Sharma came to a blissful end with the pair finally admitted their love and getting married. Penelope Featherington and Eloise Bridgerton had a friendship falling out when Eloise found out that her best friend was Lady Whistledown. Meanwhile, Penelope was left heartbroken when she overheard Colin Bridgerton saying that he would never court her.

But was he telling the truth? It was announced in May 2022 that season three would feature the love story between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). This plot line follows the fourth book in Julia Quinn’s series, Romancing Mr. Bridgerton.

According to Netflix, to begin the new season Penelope has given up on her affection toward Colin after she overheard his harsh comments about her. Instead, she decides it is time for her to find a husband and have a life away from her mother and sisters, however her lack of confidence proves it a difficult task for her.

Meanwhile, Colin returns from his summer travels only to be faced with Penelope’s disdain towards him.

“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,” the synopsis read. 

Be fully prepared for the subtle chemistry to transform into sparks flying.

Most of the cast will be back for season three.

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Who has been cast in season 3 of Bridgerton?

Majority of the original cast will be reprising their roles for season three, however, some actors will also sadly be departing the show.

Season one star Phoebe Dynevor has announced she will not be returning to her role of Daphne Bridgerton in season three.

The role of Francesca Bridgerton was also recast, with Ruby Stokes departing.

The cast list will include:

  • Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington

  • Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton

  • Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton

  • Simone Ashley as Kate (Sharma) Bridgerton

  • Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton

  • Ruth Gemmell as Violet Bridgerton

  • Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury

  • Hannah Dodd as Francesca Bridgerton

  • Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton

  • Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton

  • Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington

  • Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington

  • Polly Walker as Portia Featherington

  • Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte

When it is released, season three will be available to watch on Netflix.

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What are the episode titles for Bridgerton Season 3?

In mid-February, the cast gathered to attend its season three premiere in which Netflix gave Bridgerton fanatics a teaser in what to expect for the upcoming season.

The first three episodes are titled “Out of the Shadows,” “How Bright the Moon” and “Forces of Nature.”

As for the other episode titles, fans will just have to be patient!

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