Which Bridgerton sibling will season three be based on?
While the first and second season followed the formats laid out in the the books by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton season three will be taking a slightly different approach, as confirmed by Variety.
It was expected the new season will follow Benedict Bridgerton, the second eldest sibling of the Bridgerton family, and his attempt to find love, however Netflix has instead chosen to focus on the plot line of the fourth book: Romancing Mister Bridgerton.
The upcoming episodes will instead chart the budding romance of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton.
Fans know all too well that their love story deserves just as much air time as that of Daphne's and The Duke, or Anthony and his new Viscountess Kate Sharma, so we're thrilled to know that TV treatment of their relationship is coming sooner than expected.
Of course, the final episode of Season 2 saw Penelope overhearing Colin saying that he will never marry her, so we can expect all the trials and tribulations of a young woman vying for her suitors attention during the regency era to be laid bare.
As we know, Bridgerton season two copped some backlash over the alleged lack of steaminess. When asked whether season three will be overtly sexy or more of a slow burn, Coughlan told the Variety Awards Circuit Podcast:
"I think, because we've had two seasons of build up, it's probably going to be the former."
"I haven't read the scripts. I've just been given an overview," she added
If Eloise Bridgerton has anything to do with it, we're hoping to see Penelope walking down the aisle by the season's end. Here's hoping she will finally get to wear something other than yellow for the occasion.
When will Bridgerton season three begin filming?
In an exclusive interview with marie claire Australia, Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington confirmed Bridgerton season three will begin filming in the British summer—sometime between June and August.
"We’re going to start filming this summer, I know that much," Coughlan told us, adding: "I’ve kind of avoided asking much about it yet because I really wanted [season two] to come out and be out in the world and celebrate it."
"Next week I’m going to have a call with Jess Brownell who is the season three showrunner and I'll ask my questions—but I’ve held back thus far!" She said.
Which case members will appear in 'Bridgerton' season three?
Along with Coughlan whose role also doubles as the gossip-mogul Lady Whistledown, we'll likely see Phoebe Dynevor reprise her role as Daphne Bridgerton alongside her on-screen siblings Claudia Jessie (Eloise), Luke Newton (Colin), newcomer Hannah Dodd (Francesca), Will Tilston (Gregory) and Florence Hunt (Hyacinth).
Expect to see Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), and Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) also join.
As for our beloved Viscount and Viscountess, Kate and Anthony, it's been confirmed that they will be back in the next season.
“We’re going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started,” Ashley revealed to the publication.
“I’d like to see Kate just let go a bit more and play more,” she said, adding, “I think they both deserve it”.
As for Charithra Chandran (Edwina Sharma), we hope that she'll be re-joining in season three's cast, though nothing has been confirmed just yet.
When will Bridgerton season three be released?
Given filming for season three is set to begin in a couple of months time, it's likely we won't see it drop until sometime in 2023. We'll keep updating this article as any new details or clarifications come to light.