Bridgerton Season 3: Leaked Release Date, Plot And Cast

Bridgerton is set to return for a third season, and that's a fact. Also, thanks to some less-than-confirmed leaks, we already have an expected release date for you. In this article, we'll delve into all the essential details about the release date, plot, cast, and more!

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Bridgerton season 3 will revolve around Colin and Penelope │© Netflix

Ah, young love... and the rollercoaster of emotions to go with it: Bridgerton in a nutshell. The Netflix hit show (and its spin-off Queen Charlotte) got audiences right in the feels and left them aching for more. And more is what we will get!

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The book series by Julia Quinn and Netflix's adaptation by Chris Van Dusen and Shonda Rhimes revolves around the loves, scandals and, most importantly, the romances of the Bridgerton family. High society drama in 19th-century London, who could ask for more?

  • Speaking of more: here's the complete Bridgerton book series at your leisure.

Well, everybody could ask for more, I guess. And more we shall get: here's everything there is to know about Bridgerton's upcoming season 3!

Bridgerton Season 3: Release Date Leaked

In a since deleted post by Netflix Portugal, there may have been a slight mishap, announcing the release date of Bridgerton's season 3 to be December 14, 2023.

The question lingers: Was it merely an inadvertent slip, perhaps by a Netflix intern, or will fans' wishes come true? Netflix has yet to provide any additional updates, but if this revelation holds, it would mean a significant influx of Bridgerton content in the same year, following the Queen Charlotte release in May.


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Bridgerton Season 3 Will Revolve Around Colin And Penelope

I'm going to assume you're up-to-date with the show if you ended up here, but just in case you're not: spoiler warning!

Penelope's crush on Colin Bridgerton hasn't been subtle exactly, but Colin remains oblivious and has other plans. Penelope ends up broken-hearted at the end of season 2, losing both her crush and best friend Eloise.

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Bridgerton Season 3: Colin and Penelope. | © Netflix

There's only one thing left for her for the time being: continuing as Lady Whistledown, the OG Gossip Girl of the 19th century. How she'll handle the rejection and her scandalous society newsletter from there on will surely play a huge part in season 3.

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Interestingly enough, the Penelope-Colin-situation happens earlier in the show than in the books. The show has been adapting one book per season which would have left the upcoming story for season 4, but no: book 4, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, will be season 3 of the show.

Bridgerton Season 3: Returning Cast And Exits

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You okay there, Daphne? │© Netflix

With the story's structure, it's kind of inevitable that some beloved characters and cast members will be featured less until they're gone for good. That's what happens with Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) as she won't be in season 3, according to Screenrant.

Her character has been less present in season 2 already, following the absence of Simon Basset (played by Rége-Jean Page) who left the show after season 1. That's something to live with in the Bridgerton universe: each season focuses on one of the siblings. Edwina (Charithra Chandran) also won't be returning.

The exits have been handled smoothly, though, and there are still other beloved characters to look forward to. Here's the list of the remaining main cast:

  • Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
  • Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
  • Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton
  • Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
  • Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
  • Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma
  • Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury
  • Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte

And of course, Julie Andrews will most likely continue as the voice of Lady Whistledown.

If fans can really look forward to December 2023 remains to be seen, but you can be sure we'll keep you posted on that!

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