It’s official! Bridgerton Season 3 is now filming! Netflix has shared a behind-the-scenes video of the start of production of Bridgerton Season 3, including footage of the returning cast members. It highlights the couple who will be the focus of the season – Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.
The Bridgerton Netflix series is one of Netflix’s most famous series to date, only surpassed in the number of viewers on its premiere release date by the fourth season of Stranger Things. The first two seasons broke records as the most-watched English-language Netflix series and Season 3 promises to be just as good as the first two!
The Netflix series follows the novel series of the same name, penned by author Julia Quinn. The show is a periodic romantic drama set in the world of the Ton, the upper crust community of Regency England society. Similar to the format of the original novels, each season explores a member of the Bridgerton family finding love, as narrated by the gossip columnist Lady Whistledown.
The first season featured Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest Bridgerton daughter (Phoebe Dynevor), and the handsome rake, Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) as they fake a relationship that turns real. The second season told the story of the eldest Bridgerton son, Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey), in a love triangle with two sisters Kate (Simone Ashley) and Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran).
Unlike the first two seasons, which chronologically followed the books in the Bridgerton series – The Duke and I and The Viscount Who Loved Me – the third season skips over the third book – Offer from a Gentleman – and settles on the fourth. Romancing Mister Bridgerton is the focus of the third season and will focus on the complicated relationship between childhood friends Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), who is also the writer behind the Lady Whistledown pseudonym.
In the behind-the-scenes teaser, many returning cast members were shown, including Anthony Bridgerton, Lady Danbury, Benedict Bridgerton, Penelope’s mother and sisters, Violet Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte, Eloise Bridgerton, and of course, our two leads, Colin and Penelope.
Absent from the video, however, are both Daphne Bridgerton and Kate Sharma, the Duchess and the Viscountess respectively. Kate is confirmed to return, although there has been no news if the Duchess will be returning to the Ton this season.
According to Netflix, Season 3 of Bridgerton will have Penelope deciding that it is finally time for her to move on from her one-sided crush on Colin. In light of Colin’s remarks at the end of the previous season, Penelope gives him the cold shoulder, but to his dismay. He offers to help her find a husband during the upcoming season, but when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly.
What are your hopes for the season? Until we get more information about the Ton, our infamous Lady Whistledown, and the beloved Bridgerton family, click here for our predictions for the fourth season! We know Season 3 has yet to air, but one can never be too prepared, especially with Lady Whistledown on the loose…