What will the ‘Bridgerton’ season 3 release date be in 2023?
The candy-colored and feather-strewn hit by Shonda Rhimes is set to return, not skipping a beat as it plunges headfirst into the simmering romance between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. Additionally, we’ll be treated to glimpses into the fresh matrimonial life of Kate and Anthony Bridgerton.
Bridgerton started as an adaptation of Julia Quinn’s popular novel series, with each season drawing from a different book. The third season is no exception; however, there’s a twist. It won’t follow the third book, ‘An Offer From a Gentleman’ as many fans had presumed.
Variety revealed in May 2022 that the series will skip a step, moving on to the fourth book, ‘Romancing Mister Bridgerton’, focusing on the relationship between Colin and Penelope. Nicola Coughlan, who portrays Penelope, confirmed this during a Netflix panel discussion in Hollywood. Now its 2023 and release date rumors are at critical mass.
Curious about what the Netflix sensation Bridgerton is up to in its third season? What is the release date? Is 2023 the year it comes back? Does the release date also bring a feature film surprise?
Let’s dive in, and get ready to have your burning questions answered!
Taking the stage
Details about the upcoming season were shared by Coughlan and Luke Newton, who plays Colin. The shift in the running order stems from a wish to avoid another season of Penelope’s unrequited love for Colin. Instead, this season is about to unravel a captivating love story that promises to keep viewers and book fans alike on the edge of their seats.
The second season left Colin with a black mark against his name when Penelope overheard him declare that he could never court her. Newton argues that it was an offhand remark, but acknowledges its significance to Penelope and the audience. Will Colin’s apparent lack of awareness prove a hurdle in their blossoming romance?
In ‘Romancing Mister Bridgerton’, Colin comes home from his travels and begins to see Penelope differently, but secrets they hold from each other hinder their path towards each other. Colin’s return to the Ton in the second season of the series and the reveal of Lady Whistledown’s identity deviate from Quinn’s novels, signaling that the third season might also have some surprising plot alterations.
The season’s log line teases an exciting journey: Penelope, disillusioned after Colin’s harsh words, has decided to find a husband who will allow her independence and her double life as Lady Whistledown. Meanwhile, Colin returns from his travels with newfound charm but is dismayed when Penelope rebuffs him. The growth of Penelope’s presence in the Ton and her feud with Eloise add further intrigue to the drama.
Excited to find out which familiar faces will be returning to your screens in season three? Fear not, most of the cast from the second season will be gracing the third season as well, including Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), Lady Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell), Lady Portia Featherington (Polly Walker), Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), and Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel). Even most of the Bridgerton siblings will be back in action!
Phoebe Dynevor’s Daphne is expected to be absent this time around, according to her interview with Screen Rant in January 2023. On the brighter side, Simone Ashley, who beautifully portrayed Kate, will be making a comeback. Ashley shared a sneak peek into her character’s journey in her British Vogue December 2022 cover interview, hinting at an evolution of Kate’s character and an exploration of her vulnerabilities.
Get ready for a whirlwind ride in the third season of Bridgerton, where simmering romances, deep secrets, and exciting character arcs promise to captivate. But the question remains: Can the series keep delivering the charm and thrill it’s known for in this new season?