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Bridgerton Season 3 to Stray from E book, Concentrate on … Penelope and Colin!

Girl Whistledown has spoken, tv followers.

And we have got a sense that almost all of you may be VERY proud of what she has to say.

On Sunday evening, throughout a Bridgerton For Your Consideration panel in Hollywood, actress Nicola Coughlan dropped fairly a big spoiler on followers of Bridgerton, thhe Netflix drama that takes viewers into the world of relationship, love, romance and (loads) of intercourse throughout the Regency period in England.

Waiting for Season 3? Which can seemingly drop in very late 2022?

Penelope and Colin

Coughlan mentioned the principle storyline will give attention to her character of Penelope Feathington, together with Penelope’s long-standing crush, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).

That is notable as a result of Penelope and Colin’s love story is advised within the fourth e book of Julia Quinn’s beloved collection, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, fairly than the third.

Over the primary two seasons of Bridgerton, the present remained loyal to the primary two chapter’s in Quinn’s long-running story.

“Like Girl Whistledown I’ve been conserving fairly an enormous secret for fairly a very long time,” Coughlan added on Instagram. “However I can lastly inform you that @bridgertonnetflix Season Three is Colin and Penelope’s Story.”

Through the Season 2 finale of Bridgerton (SPOILER ALERT!), Penelope — who has had a crush on Colin just about because the second we met her — overheard her most popular partner say he would “by no means dream of courting” her.

Coughlan, in the meantime, realized she can be Bridgerton’s subsequent featured heroine throughout what she presumed can be a routine cellphone name final yr with Season 3 showrunner Jess Brownell.

“I really feel like should you see Penelope fawning over this boy for an additional season, you’ll be like, ‘Get it collectively! Come on, transfer on and recover from it,’ ” Coughlan mentioned on the aformentioned occasion, including:

“Jess has talked to Luke and I by means of the season, and I feel persons are going to be actually obsessed. I feel e book followers are going to be blissful.”

Creator Chris Van Dusen stepped down as showrunner following Season 2, and Brownell spoke to Selection on Monday about his resolution to deviate a bit from Quinn’s chronological order of storytelling, telling the outlet:

“I actually really feel prefer it’s Colin and Penelope’s time.

“As a result of we’ve been watching each of those actors on our screens since Season 1, we’ve already invested in them somewhat bit. We all know who they’re as folks.

“I really feel like, particularly within the final season, there are these moments of pressure between them the place it’s like, Colin walks as much as the road of just about realizing that Penelope has emotions for him however doesn’t fairly get there.

“As an alternative of treading water on that dynamic, we needed to push it into their season. It actually felt like the right second to tee it up.”


Netflix has not but confirmed a premiere date for Season 3.

We do know, nonetheless, that the position of Francesca Bridgerton, beforehand performed by Ruby Sokes, can be recast.

As a result of Sokes landed the lead in Netflix’s “Lockwood & Co.,” she has exited the Shondaland present and has been changed by Hannah Dodd.

Wanting manner, manner forward, in the meantime?

Okay. But What is Bridgerton?

Brownell assured followers, by way of this identical Selection interview, that Bridgerton will not be ending any time quickly.

“Shonda Rhimes has mentioned publicly earlier than that she needs to have eight seasons,” she mentioned on Monday.

“We hope to get to inform each sibling’s love story and they’ll at all times be in every season.”


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