"Bridgerton" season three may not be coming quite as soon as fans were hoping. In a 6 Oct. interview with Digital Spy, Adjoa Andoh, who plays Lady Danbury in the hit Netflix series, revealed that the third season might not premiere until 2024. "Season three will be coming out next year. That's been in the can for a while," she said. Still, it sounds like it will be more than worth the wait. "With each season, the show gets slightly more fabulous," she said. "It gets more complex."
Details about "Bridgerton" have been slowly trickling in ever since "Bridgerton" season two premiered, leaving fans hungry for more Regency-era lust and glitter. Over the summer, the first photos from "Bridgerton" season three arrived courtesy of Netflix's Tudum event in São Paulo, Brazil. On 17 June, Nicola Coughlan shared a quartet of pics that tease Penelope and Colin's new looks as their burgeoning romance takes centre stage.
The upcoming season will focus on Penelope Featherington and Luke Newton's Colin Bridgerton, though the final episodes of "Queen Charlotte" also tease a possible "Bridgerton" romance for Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell).
While the new photos don't give away too much, Penelope and Colin appear to have grown up quite a bit between seasons two and three. In addition to trading her yellow dresses in for blue ones, Pen is also letting her hair down — literally. Meanwhile, she and Colin share a smouldering look that suggests it won't take long for these friends to become lovers.
The first two seasons of "Bridgerton" included a lot of steamy sex scenes between the central couples — Daphne Bridgerton and Duke Simon in season one, and Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton in season two – and fans will be thrilled to know that the theme isn't changing for the third installment. Simone Ashley, who plays Kate, told Elle in a 5 June interview, "I just think it is going to be hotter than ever." Of Kate's plotline, she said, "I think you're going to see a much more softer side coming this season," and added, "She's going to be quite content with her husband."
Back in July 2022, Netflix shared a behind-the-scenes video teasing that the show had begun production on the new season. It had reportedly ended filming in March of this year, with both Newton and Coughlan sharing a photo from what seemed to be a wrap party on Instagram. It's not clear if the writers' strike has affected the season's release date, however.
"I really feel like it's Colin and Penelope's time. Because we've been watching both of these actors on our screens since season one, we've already invested in them a little bit."
In May 2022, Netflix confirmed that season three will tell Colin and Penelope's story. Had the show followed the order of Julia Quinn's books, though, season three would've been about the second-oldest Bridgerton brother, Benedict, but Netflix decided to adapt the plot of the fourth book, "Romancing Mister Bridgerton," instead.
"I really feel like it's Colin and Penelope's time," "Bridgerton" showrunner Jess Brownell explained to Variety at the time. "Because we've been watching both of these actors on our screens since Season 1, we've already invested in them a little bit. We know who they are as people. I feel like, especially in the last season, there are these moments of tension between them where it's like, Colin walks up to the line of almost realising that Penelope has feelings for him but doesn't quite get there. Instead of treading water on that dynamic, we wanted to push it into their season. It really felt like the perfect moment to tee it up."
Keep reading for everything we know about the highly anticipated third season of "Bridgerton" so far.