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Bridgerton season 3: Expected release date and the latest rumors

Potential release dates, cast details, and Penelope's journey.
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Published onJanuary 28, 2024

Before we get into it — Polin fans — breathe! Bridgerton season 3 has finished filming and the series is still a go. Unfortunately, the film is still stuck in post-production, and from what we assume, this stage is going to be delayed because of the WGA and SAG strikes.

Bridgerton seasons 1 and 2 quickly rose to fame, becoming one of the top 10 shows on Netflix. Naturally, it got renewed for a third season (and a fourth simultaneously), and the series wrapped up filming in March 2023.

But is there a Bridgerton season 3 release date? Here’s everything we know about season 3, who’s in it, and what to expect from it.

When is Bridgerton season 3 coming out?

Because Bridgerton debuted in December 2020, people had theories that this would once again be the month of the season 3 release. Shaky theory, until you take the second “rumor” into account — Netflix posted that Bridgerton season 3 would be released on December 14th, 2023, before quickly deleting it from multiple accounts. It looks like there was a leak, but there’s no way to tell for sure.

We have a final date now! Part 1 of the Bridgerton season 3 will be released on 16th May 2024, and Part 2 will premiere on 13th June 2024. With a huge show like this one, there’ll be quite a bit of promotion before the actual release.

Bridgerton season 3 cast

Here’s a quick list of everyone who is confirmed to be in the show:

  • Claudia Jessie – Eloise Bridgerton
  • Luke Thompson – Benedict Bridgerton
  • Luke Newton – Colin Bridgerton
  • Jonathan Bailey – Eldest Bridgerton
  • Daniel Francis – Marcus Anderson
  • Sam Phillips – Lord Debling
  • James Phoon – Harry Dankworth
  • Hannah New – Lady Tilley Arnold
  • Bessie Carter – Prudence Featherington
  • Harriet Cains – Phillipa Featherington
  • Adjoa Andoh – Lady Danbury
  • Simone Ashley – Viscountess Kate Bridgerton
  • Nicole Coughlan – Penelope Featherington
  • Polly Walker – Lady Portia Featherington
  • Golda Rosheuvel – Queen Charlotte
  • Ruth Gemmell – Violet Bridgerton

The question we ask every season is: Will the Duke and Duchess be in the show? Sadly, no — they’re going to sit this one out.

What to expect from Bridgerton season 3?

Creators have said they’re going to focus on the love story of one Bridgerton sibling— and it’s very, very likely to be Penelope Featherignton. Spoiler alert: Penelope Featherington is Lady Whistledown, a.k.a, the ultimate whistle-blower on all kinds of gossip in town.

There’s a good chance that we’ll get to see Penelope living her double life this season, now that we know who she is. There’s also her equation with Eloise, which sours by the end of season 2, so we’ll see how both fend without each other. Eloise finds a friend in a very, very unlikely place. There are, of course, other sub-plots that’ll keep things interesting.

Penelope has been in love with Colin for two seasons now, which might just change according to the teasers for the next season. She might just outgrow her feelings for Colin and focus on herself while pursuing marriage on the side — to someone who will be alright with the double life she cannot give up on.

On the other hand, Colin will return from his travels to meet a changed Penelope— who isn’t quite as nice to him as she used to be. Penelope’s quest for a husband doesn’t quite go well, at which point Colin helps her with her confidence. When this goes too well, Colin wrestles with something he hadn’t felt before — does he have feelings for Penelope, too?

Where can I watch season 3 of Bridgerton?

Netflix — where the first two seasons also streamed.

FAQ

There are eight episodes in Bridgerton season 3.

Bridgerton season 3 has been filmed in England.

No, he wasn’t not present for Bridgerton season 2 either.

Sadly, The Duke and Duchess will not be making an appearance this season.

Regé-Jean Page will not be making an appearance in Bridgerton season 3.