Everything you need to know about Bridgerton Season 3

Another social season is upon us…

Dearest readers, the Ton is gearing up for yet another social season; yes, Bridgerton Season 3 is almost upon us!

But before the next season of Netflix’s hit series premieres, here’s everything you need to know – from when Season 3 is getting released to a detailed recap of Seasons 1 and 2!

When is Bridgerton Season 3 coming out?

The third season of Bridgerton will be released in two parts. The first four episodes will be released on May 16 and the remaining four will be released on June 13.

Who will Season 3 of Bridgerton be about?

Season 3 will focus on the friendship between Colin Bridgerton, played by Luke Newton, and Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan. However, as the season unfolds, Colin and Penelope’s feelings will turn romantic…

What happened in Seasons 1 and 2 of Bridgerton?

Season 1 focused on Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of the prestigious Bridgerton family, as she entered the competitive marriage market of Regency-era London.

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Hoping to secure a suitable match, Daphne and the mysterious Duke of Hastings, Simon Bassett, struck a deal to pretend to form an attachment. The ruse was supposed to attract worthy suitors for Daphne and keep ambitious mothers and their daughters away from Simon.

However, Daphne and Simon quickly began developing genuine feelings for one another and ultimately marry.

Furthermore, the season is narrated by the mysterious columnist Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), who writes scandalous newsletters detailing the gossip of the Ton. It’s revealed to viewers at the end of the season that wallflower Penelope Featherington is Lady Whistledown.

Season 2 shifts focus to Anthony Bridgerton, Daphne’s elder brother and the head of the Bridgerton family. Determined to fulfil his duty by finding a wife, Anthony becomes entangled with the Sharma sisters, Kate and Edwina.

Initially, Anthony pursues Edwina – he thinks she’d make the perfect viscountess – and the couple end up getting engaged. However, during his courtship with Edwina, Anthony and Kate undergo the classic enemies-to-lovers trope.

Then, during Anthony and Edwina’s wedding ceremony, Edwina realises Anthony has feelings for Kate and calls off the wedding.


In the end, Anthony and Kate end up tying the knot – with Edwina’s blessing.

Also in Season 2, both Eloise and Queen are determined to find out who Lady Whistledown is. At one point, the Queen suspects Eloise is the gossip columnist and threatens her. In an attempt to save her best friend, Penelope (AKA Lady Whistledown) writes a newsletter about Eloise consorting with “political radicals”. But this spreads like wildfire in the Ton and Eloise is humiliated and shunned.

Ultimately, Eloise finds out Penelope is behind Lady Whistledown and becomes furious at her.

Will Daphne and Simon be in Season 3 of Bridgerton?

No, neither Daphne nor Simon will be in Season 3. Regé-Jean Page, who played Simon in Season 1, decided not to return for subsequent seasons of Bridgerton, stating that he felt his character’s story was complete.

“I signed up to do a job and I did the job,” Regé-Jean told Vanity Fair.


As a result, Phoebe Dynevor, who played Daphne, had a much smaller role in Season 2 than her character had in the book series Bridgerton is based on.

And the actress revealed that she won’t be appearing at all in Season 3.

“Sadly not in Season 3. Potentially in the future,” Phoebe told Screen Rant.

Is there a 4th season of Bridgerton?

Yes, there will eventually be a Season 4 of Bridgerton; the series was renewed for Season 4 in April 2021.

Where can I watch Bridgerton in Australia?

Bridgerton is available exclusively on Netflix Australia.

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