Everything to Know About 'Bridgerton' Season 3

Production for Bridgerton season 3 kicked off in July and will follow Penelope and Colin's love story


Get ready for even more Bridgerton.

While season 2 hit Netflix on March 25, the series has already been renewed.

​​In April 2021, it was announced that the Netflix series would be returning for a third and fourth season.

Though production just started in July, we already have a few details about what's to come.

Most notably, the show's executive producers Shonda Rhimes and Chris Van Dusen teased that season 3 could get a little "creative" when it comes to adapting Julia Quinn's book series that the show is based on.

"It was always my goal to focus on a different Bridgerton sibling every season and it's no secret there are eight Bridgerton siblings," Van Dusen told Entertainment Tonight. "We will be on as long as Netflix will have us, but I would love to focus on every single one of those eight Bridgerton siblings and tell romance stories for all of them."

In May, Netflix confirmed that season 3 would stray from the book order and instead focus on Penelope and Colin's love story, which isn't detailed until the fourth Bridgerton novel, Romancing Mister Bridgerton.

Read ahead as we break down everything we already know about Bridgerton season 3. (And be warned: There are spoilers for season 2 within!)

Who is in the cast of Bridgerton season 3?

Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), Edwina (Charithra Chandran), Mary Sharma (Shelley Conn) and Kate (Simone Ashley). NETFLIX

In July 2022, Netflix listed which Bridgerton cast members will be returning for season 3, in addition to Luke Thompson (Benedict Bridgerton), Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton), Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton), and Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton). In January 2023, original cast member Phoebe Dynevor (Daphne Bridgerton) revealed that she will not be part of the upcoming season, though she is "excited to watch as a viewer" and hasn't ruled out appearing in future seasons.

Familiar faces not listed above will include Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington), Harriet Cains (Philippa Featherington), Polly Walker (Lady Portia Featherington), Bessie Carter (Prudence Featherington), Jessica Madsen (Cressida Cowper), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury), Jessica Madsen (Cressida Cowper), Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Emma Naomi (Alice Mondrich), Hugh Sachs (Brimsley), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton).

Following the release of season 2, Simone Ashley (Kate Sharma) confirmed to Deadline that she and Bailey will be returning next season, noting that "Kate and Anthony are just getting started."

The season 2 finale also teases that Queen Charlotte may try to set up Edwina Sharma with her nephew Prince Friedrich, so there's a chance that Charithra Chandran and Freddie Stroma could return next season as well.

In May, Netflix revealed that Francesca Bridgerton, who was originally played by Ruby Stokes, would be recast. In season 3, she will be played by Anatomy of Scandal's Hannah Dodd.

Other newcomers will also join the mix, including Harry Dankworth (James Phoon), Lord Debling (Sam Phillips) and Marcus Anderson (Daniel Francis).

What will Bridgerton season 3 be about?

Liam Daniel/Netflix

While the third book in the Bridgerton series, An Offer from a Gentleman, follows Benedict's love story, season 3 is shaking things up by following Colin and Penelope's love story, which is detailed in the fourth Bridgerton book, Romancing Mister Bridgerton.

"I'm hoping that he has sort of a more sensitive side to him," Luke Newton told Netflix's website Tudum all about his excitement to dive into Colin and Penelope's love story. "I love that we are exploring a relationship that so many people have had, where you form a friendship and you get to know each other down to the core. Then it sparks something from there."

When did Bridgerton season 3 start filming?


Bridgerton season 3 began production in July, with Netflix sharing a brief teaser of Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton) and Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) together on set.

How many episodes will Bridgerton season 3 be?

While Netflix hasn't confirmed how many episodes season 3 will include, they did reveal the first episode will be titled "Out of the Shadows" during Tudum: A Netflix Global Fan Event. Coughlan even read the first few lines from Lady Whistledown.

When will Bridgerton season 3 be on Netflix?


Since filming kicked off in July, it's likely that the third season won't hit Netflix until early 2023.

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