We are slowly yet surely creeping towards Bridgerton Season Three and my loins are quivering in anticipation. And — thanks to Netflix being an absolute tease — we now have a spicy little clip between the two love interests of the season, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) to keep us wanting more until the official launch. But is it just me or was this a really big reveal? It looks like the tea about the season’s plot could be true.
Please join me as I don my finest Lady Whistledown feathered headpiece to share everything we know about the season with you purveyors of fine gossip.
Is there a trailer for Bridgerton Season 3?
I’ll be honest with you. There’s no official trailer for Bridgerton Season Three just yet. However, the good news is that we do have not one, but two sneak peeks of scenes from the show! And the second one has certainly raised my eyebrows.
Netflix dropped the latest snippet on Valentine’s Day, and in it we see our queen Penelope absolutely rip into her dear Colin for the nasty comments he made about her in Season Two. I am honestly so surprised this scene was revealed so early, because it’s one of the key moments fans have been waiting for.
Like, is this not one of the sole reasons we are looking forward to Season Three? To see Penelope drag Colin for his bullshit? Why hand it to us so soon, on a silver platter? It’s borderline spoiler territory!
But, to its credit, the scene is satisfying AF to watch. Peep it below (if you don’t want to save their confrontation for when you watch the show):
Earlier this month, Netflix also shared a very…uh… awkward moment absolutely full to the brim with sexual tension between Penelope and Colin.
I’d love to be a fly on the wall in this fictional scenario. Or maybe I wouldn’t. It’s a bit cringe-inducing.
You can check it out below.
Who will Bridgerton Season 3 be about?
As we already know, Bridgerton Season Three will focus on the love story between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, so we know Luke Newtown and Nicola Coughlan will soon be on our screens. Lady Whistledown redemption arc, let’s go!
However, recent tea was spilled about the plot and it looks like Netflix will throw a spanner into the works in the form of a second love interest for Penelope — so we have a love triangle! Honestly, two hotties fighting over her? It’s what she deserves.
Nicola Coughlin told a Valentine’s Day panel hosted by Netflix that Season Three will open with Penelope on a mission.
“She’s decided she’s going to find a house when she heads back to the town,” Coughlan explained.
“She’s like, ‘I gotta get away from the Featheringtons, I’m out of here. I’m going to find a husband.’”
Colin then offers to help Penelope find a husband, and in an endearingly oblivious fashion, she’s like ‘sure thing!’.
“She’s like, ‘Fine, I don’t love you at all. This will work out great with no problems.’ So she finds some suitors, some more successful than others. But one is very, very fond of her,” Coughlan cheekily revealed.
The newcomer will be Lord Debling (Sam Phillips), and honestly, I hope he has Colin burning.
When asked on the Tudum red carpet last year about what we can expect to see from Penelope Featherington in Season Three, Coughlan said she “grows up a lot”.
“She becomes a woman. She has to step into her light and it’s difficult, it’s not so easy doing that.
“Colin Bridgerton is grown up, as well. I think we see them in a way we’ve never ever seen them before. So I’m very excited to share that with the fans.”
A woman? Stepping into her light? In a way we’ve never seen before? I demand it right this second.
Season Three is sure to be sensationally scandalous, if the Season Two finale was anything to go by. To jog thine memories, Penelope overheard Colin telling some chaps that he wouldn’t dare think of courting her. Then the chamberpot hit the fan when Penelope’s best friend Eloise (Claudia Jessie) discovered she was, in fact, Lady Whistledown.
But our Penelope is a fighter, she is. During last year’s Tudum, Coughlan read out the first page of the Bridgerton Season Three script, which is a very iconic narration from Lady Whistledown.
“Dearest gentle reader, we have been apart for far too long. At last, London’s smart set has made its return,” she said.
“And so too has this author. As the season begins, the question on everyone’s mind is, of course, which newly minted debutante will shine the brightest?”
We cannot wait to find out which young lass will paint the ‘Ton red.
When is the Bridgerton Season 3 release date?
We finally know when Bridgerton Season Three will drop on Netflix!
The long-awaited season will be arriving to screens in two parts. Part one premieres on May 16, 2024 followed by part two on June 13, 2024.
I’m in two minds about the whole two-part seasons thing. On one hand, it makes the sexy regency goodness last longer but on the other, I’m a baby who likes to binge.
Check out the date announcement video featuring our sweet lady Whistledown herself.
Will Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington have sex scenes in Bridgerton Season 3?
Oh yes, dear reader. In fact, Nicola Coughlan told Entertainment Tonight that fans can expect one thing in Season Three: “mirror”.
For those of you who don’t know the horny significance of that word, in the Bridgerton books, Colin tells Penelope he wants to get naughty with her … in front of a mirror. Oh lord.
It’s not only a great scene because it’s hot as fuck but it’s also romantic because he’s obsessed with her. Give it to us!!! We need it!!!
Shonda Rhimes also confirmed on Netflix’s Valentine’s Day panel that there will be plenty of steamy scenes straight out of the book.
What is Bridgerton about?
The Bridgerton TV series is based on a book series by the same name. It’s written by Julia Quinn and each book focuses on a seperate Bridgerton sibling.
The age order of the siblings is Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), Benedict (Luke Thompson), Colin (Luke Newton), Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), Eloise (Claudia Jessie), Francesca (Ruby Stokes in Seasons One and Two, Hannah Dodd in Season Three), Gregory (Will Tilston) and Hyacinth (Florence Hunt).
Thank goodness they went for the alphabetical names. But the books don’t focus on each sibling chronologically by age — Daphne was the protagonist of Season One and the first book The Duke and I.
Eldest sibling Anthony was the protagonist of Bridgerton Season Two. His story takes place in the second book, The Viscount and I.
Will Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page come back to Bridgerton?
In news we probably should have seen coming, Dynevor revealed in January 2023 that Daphne Bridgerton has left the ton.
When asked if she would be returning to the show, Dynevor told Screen Rant: “Sadly not in Season Three. Potentially in the future. But Season Three I’m just excited to watch as a viewer.”
In a separate interview with Variety, she said she’d gotten what she wanted out of the show and her storyline was pretty much complete.
“Well, I did my two seasons,” she said.
“I’ve done what I wanted to do with that character and she had a great arc. If they ask me back in the future, who knows?”
Honestly, fair. It’s time for some new blood! And Daphne isn’t my favourite character after that non-consensual scene between her and Simon (Regé-Jean Page). Given how viewers responded to it, I can’t imagine it’s a good idea to bring Daphne back in much capacity. Out with the old and in with the new, I say!
“Regé-Jean was always very open about his intention to quit the show after the first season and to move on to other projects,” a source told The Sun.
“But recently there has been a dialogue between him and the show’s bosses.
“Nothing has been formally agreed yet, but watch this space.”
My pantyhose are cautiously being peeled off as we speak, but if Daphne is out of the show, I highly doubt we’ll see anymore of Simon.
Will Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton return in Bridgerton Season 3?
Since our boyfriend Simon didn’t return to the ton, you’d be forgiven for fearing that certain Bridgerton Season Two stars wouldn’t be back again.
But there’s good news for Kanthony stans!
In July 2022, Simone Ashley (Kate Sharma) appeared on a panel with Nicola Coughlan, Charithra Chandran (Edwina Sharma), Season One and Two showrunner Chris Van Dusen, composer Kris Bowers and costume designer Sophie Canale.
It was here that Ashley confirmed we’d be getting more Viscount and Viscountess Bridgerton. Delicious.
“Yes, there will be a post-marriage Kanthony story for sure,” she said.
Ashley also said she was “keen to just play with the Anthony and Kate story now that they’re loved up and they’ve kind of sorted themselves out”.
Phew. Honestly, I just want more backstage snaps of Ashley and Bailey being besties.
It’s also likely that Edwina Sharma will be returning. It was hinted in Season Two that she’d be set up with a prince, so hopefully that’s a spin-off we’ll see in the future.
“What I would love for Edwina most of all is adventure and excitement,” Chandran told E! News last March.
“I’m sort of, ‘enough of Edwina and boys!’ It’s about Edwina and herself.”
Much to think about. Much indeed.
There you have it: all the Bridgerton Season Three tea spilt from a delicate porcelain cup.
We’ll keep you posted with more deets when we have them. But until then, keep looking up Regency-era ballgowns on Etsy.