In the previous two seasons, the Netflix series » Bridgerton » (with a few minor deviations) largely followed the order of events from the books, so books 1 and 2 have so far been adapted for the streaming service. But now there is a first break with the formula: Season 3 of «Bridgerton» will not tell the story of Volume 3, but of Volume 4.
Actress Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington aka Lady Whistledown) announced at the Netflix event FYSEE (via Deadline ): «Like Lady Whistledown, I’ve kept it a secret for a long time and I can confirm that season 3 will be Colin and Penelope’s love story.»
In fact, there has been speculation in fan circles for a long time that this is exactly what would happen. Finally, in the Netflix series, Lady Whistledown’s identity was revealed back in Season 1. However, the secret was not revealed to book readers until Book 4, where Penelope’s double life plays an important role. It therefore makes sense to bring these events forward now that the series prepared them much earlier.
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Spoiler alert: That’s what «Bridgerton» season 3 is all about
The fourth part of the novel series, which is now being adapted for Netflix with season 3, is about Colin Bridgerton ( Luke Newton ) and Penelope (Nicola Coughlan), between whom a romantic relationship finally develops after a long back and forth. But Penelope still causes a lot of trouble in aristocratic circles under her pseudonym Lady Whistledown. What if Colin finds out she’s behind all of this? Will he still love her then? This central conflict is now already being dealt with in Season 3 of the series.
Netflix Penelope Featherington (Nicola Couglan, left), becomes the main female character in Season 3.
Had the series continued to follow the order of the books, we would have been expecting a variation on the Cinderella fairy tale about Benedict Bridgerton ( Luke Thompson ) and the maid Sophie. But fans of this storyline will have to be patient before it can be seen on Netflix (probably in season 4 at the earliest).
Incidentally, successful producer Shonda Rhimes («Grey’s Anatomy») will no longer be active as showrunner for «Bridgerton» from season 3 onwards. Jess Brownell , who has already worked as a writer in the previous two seasons , is now taking on this task . Rhimes is taking care of the upcoming Queen Charlotte spin-off .
So far there is no official start date for «Bridgerton» season 3. We expect the new episodes in early 2023.
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