- “Bridgerton” star Nicola Coughlan said her character’s romance will be the focus of season three.
- During the Netflix FYSEE showcase, Coughlan said the season will follow Colin and Penelope’s love story.
- This means the series will skip the third book in Julia Quinn’s “Bridgerton” novel series for now.
‘Bridgerton’ star Nicola Coughlan has confirmed that the hit drama’s third season will focus on the love story of Colin and Penelope.
Coughlan announced the news to
Netflix’s FYSEE show in Hollywood on Sunday, which showcased Netflix’s various contenders for the upcoming Emmy Awards. According to Deadline, towards the end of the panel, Penelope Featherington and Lady Whistledown actress Coughlan were asked about the storyline for the third season.
“Like Lady Whistledown, I’ve been keeping a secret for some time and can confirm to you that Season 3 is the love story of Colin and Penelope,” Coughlan said. “I kept this secret for two weeks in Season 2. This is the first time I’ve said it here.”
This means that the third season will adapt the fourth book in Julia Quinn’s “Bridgerton” series of novels, titled “Romancing Mister Bridgerton.” In the book, Colin Bridgerton’s (Luke Newton) and Penelope’s friendship turns into something more when Colin finally notices her.
This comes as a surprise to “Bridgerton” fans, as it means the series will skip “Bridgerton’s” third book, “A Gentleman’s Offer,” which focuses on Colin’s older brother, Benedict (Luke Thompson), at least for now.
The previous two seasons focused on Bridgerton’s siblings, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), who married the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) in season 1, and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), who married married Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) in the recently aired second season.
“Bridgerton” season 3 has two more big changes coming. Creator Chris Van Dusen has stepped down as showrunner and was replaced by “Bridgerton” editor and producer Jess Brownell.
In addition to the news, Francesca Bridgerton actress Ruby Stokes is being replaced by Hannah Dodd, after Stokes landed the lead role in Netflix’s “Lockwood & Co.”
“Bridgerton” is available to stream on Netflix.