The third season of Bridgerton has officially commenced production!
With the series becoming one of Netflix’s biggest shows of all time, a third and fourth season were then announced in April 2021, before Season 2 had even begun shooting!
Executive producer Shonda Rhimes commented: “From the first time I read Julia Quinn’s delicious Bridgerton series, I knew these were stories that would captivate a viewing audience.”
She added: “This two-season pickup is a strong vote of confidence in our work and I feel incredibly grateful to have partners as collaborative and creative as Netflix.”
Season 2 landed on Netflix this March and fans will be excited to hear that the team are wasting no time cracking on with the next run of episodes.
Watch the trailer for Season 2 here:
It was revealed earlier this year that Season 3 will focus on the budding relationship between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington, who’s played by Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan.
Published as a note from Lady Whistledown, a post from Netflix said: “It is only fair that in this author’s third year chronicling the marriage mart, Mayfair’s social season should find its focus on a third son… as well as a third daughter.
“With Penelope’s days as a wallflower wearing thin, will she finally take bloom? Time will tell, and as always, so will this author.”
The TV series is jumping ahead to dramatise the storyline of Julia Quinn’s fourth Bridgerton book.
Her third book, An Offer from a Gentleman, is actually centred around Colin’s older brother, Benedict Bridgerton – presumably his story will be adapted in a future season.
To celebrate the start of filming in England this week, a fun little video showing the cast back on set has been posted on YouTube.
Netflix teased: “I spy the makings of a new social season. By the looks of things, it would seem the third installment of Bridgerton is officially underway.”
You can watch the clip here:
Production company Shondland also shared a glimpse of filming, with a little video set to an orchestral arrangement of ‘Material Girl’ by Madonna.
The clip announces three new cast members, with Daniel Francis (Small Axe) playing Marcus Anderson, Sam Phillips (The Crown) playing Lord Debling, and James Phoon (Wreck) playing Harry Dankworth.
Take a look:
— shondaland tv (@shondaland) July 20, 2022
The show’s official synopsis reads: “Bridgerton is set in the sexy, lavish, and competitive world of Regency London high society.
“From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground.
“At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring, and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure, and love.”
Season 3 is expected to premiere in late spring 2023, and the first two seasons are streaming on Netflix now.
The Bridgerton novels are available on Amazon.