BRIDGERTON. A season 3 of “The Bridgerton Chronicle” is currently in preparation on Netflix. Colin, Benedict, Eloise… Which one will be entitled to their love story in the sequel?
Season 2 of The Bridgerton Chronicle was just released on Netflix, but the production teams are already working on the sequel. Because season 3, season 4, and a spin-off centered on Queen Charlotte are currently in preparation. For the time being, we do not know the release dates or the plots of each of these suites, since they have not yet been formalized by the creative teams. Filming for season 3 should begin in the summer of 2022, with hope for a release in 2023. But the dates have yet to be formalized by Netflix.
Yes, The Bridgerton Chronicle follows the order of Julia Quinn’s novels, we can expect that the romance between Benedict and Sophie, the illegitimate daughter of a viscount, will be at the heart of season 3. Shonda Rhimes, the producer, however, confided that the order of the amorous intrigues of each of the Bridgertons could be turned upside down. It is therefore not impossible that season 3 is centered on Colin and Penelope, or on a romance between Eloise and Theo, both of which began in season 2.
If we know that the Bridgerton family will be back for a season 3, that’s all we know for the moment about this sequel. The return date of The Bridgerton Chronicle season 3 is indeed not yet known. According to Nicola Coughlan, filming should begin in the summer of 2022. We can therefore expect a release a few months later, most likely in 2023.
If Netflix decides to follow the chronology of the book, season 3 of The Bridgerton Chronicle should concern the romance between Benedict, who will fall in love with Sophie Beckett, the illegitimate daughter of an earl. Shonda Rhimes had however announced that the series would not necessarily follow the chronology of the novels: “There are eight Bridgerton children so we plan to follow the romantic stories of each of them. However, we are not necessarily going to follow the order of the books, but each one will have its story“, she assured Entertainment Tonight. Indeed, the romance between Colin and Penelope is already beginning to be told in season 2, while Eloise gets closer to Theo. However, they are only the protagonists of the fourth and fifth novel, therefore potentially season 4 and 5. Unless there is a change of order in the chronology of the series. We are still awaiting confirmation from Netflix to learn more.
Which actors will be in the cast of The Bridgerton Chronicle season 3? Barring any last-minute changes, all of the main characters, meaning the Bridgerton family and the Featheringtons in particular, and everyone introduced in the first season, should be back for this sequel. Simone Ashley (Kate Sharma) has also confirmed that she will be back and that the marriage between her character and Anthony will continue to be developed in the plot. For now, we do not know if Regé-Jean Page will continue to be absent from the series or if he will return to make inroads. As a reminder, he does not appear in season 2, the actor has decided not to renew his contract.
Netflix subscribers will soon be entitled to a double dose of Bridgertons. At the same time as season 3 was confirmed, the platform streaming announced that season 4 was also in the works. For now, we do not know its release date or its plot. If the order of the books is to be believed, the romance between Colin and Penelope should be explored in this salvo of episodes. But Shonda Rhimes has already announced that the series will not necessarily follow the order of Julia Quinn’s novels. It is therefore not impossible that the story of Benedict and Colin is reversed. However, we must wait for confirmation from the production before knowing more, especially since it seems difficult to imagine a release of The Bridgerton Chronicle season 4 before the year 2024.
The universe of The Bridgerton Chronicle is infinitely expandable given the host of characters that appear in the first two seasons. Netflix has already announced that a Queen Charlotte spin-off is in the works. For now, the title of this event mini-series is not known. We know, however, that this spin-off will be devoted to the rise of the queen, and especially to her love affair with the king…