Bridgerton is one of Netflix’s most popular series, redefining the approach to period dramas. Set in the Regency era, the tale of love and romance has captivated viewers with its feminist flair, lavish outfits and marvellous set designs.
The show’s creators are ready to take you on another Bridgerton adventure, following a new love affair. We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the show’s third instalment.
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Bridgerton season 3 release date
The third season of Bridgerton consists of eight episodes and is split into two parts.
Part 1 will debut on the service on Thursday, 16 May 2024.
Part 2 will be released on Thursday, 13 June 2024.
It will be exclusive to Netflix – you can sign up for an account on the website, with prices starting from $6.99/£4.99 per month.
Bridgerton season 3 cast
In the show’s new instalment, you will see many familiar faces from seasons 1 and 2. The following cast members are confirmed to appear:
Jonathan Bailey – Lord Anthony BridgertonSimone Ashley – Lady Kathani ‘Kate’ BridgertonNicola Coughlan – Penelope FeatheringtonLuke Newton – Colin BridgertonFlorence Hunt – Hyacinth BridgertonClaudia Jessie – Eloise BridgertonLuke Thompson – Benedict BridgertonWill Tilston – Gregory BridgertonRuth Gemmell – Lady Violet BridgertonAdjoa Andoh – Lady DanburyLorraine Ashbourne – Mrs. VarleyCharithra Chandran – Edwina SharmaHarriet Cains – Philippa FeatheringtonBessie Carter – Prudence FeatheringtonGolda Rosheuvel – Queen CharlottePolly Walker – Portia, Baroness FeatheringtonMartins Imhangbe – Will MondrichCalam Lynch – Theo SharpeJulie Andrews – voice of Lady Whistledown
Sadly, it’s confirmed that Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor won’t return as the fan-favourite Duke and Duchess of Hastings.
However, the cast has expanded by four members. James Phoon stars as Harry Dankworth, a handsome (but not the brightest) young man. Sam Phillips plays the eccentric but friendly Lord Debling. Daniel Francis is a charismatic Marcus Anderson, while David Mumeni plays Lord Samadani.
Bridgerton season 3 plot
The show’s third season is mainly based on Romancing Mister Bridgerton, the fourth novel from the series written by Julia Quinn. This time, the story is focused on Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.
As the description of the season 3 goes:
Penelope has finally given up on her long-held crush on Colin after hearing his disparaging words about her last season. She has, however, decided it’s time to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters. But lacking in confidence, Penelope’s attempts on the marriage mart fail spectacularly.
Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his summer travels with a new look and a serious sense of swagger. But he’s disheartened to realize that Penelope, the one person who always appreciated him as he was, is giving him the cold shoulder. Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly.
Complicating matters for Penelope is her rift with Eloise (Claudia Jessie), who has found a new friend in a very unlikely place, while Penelope’s growing presence in the ton makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret.
Bridgerton season 3 trailer
For now, Netflix has released only a short date announcement for the third season of the show: