Ever since the glamorous romantic drama Bridgerton first waltzed onto Netflix screens in late 2020, the Shondaland series has been global audiences with its scandalous tales of Regency-era romance amongst London’s elite. Now the hugely popular show is poised to return for a third sumptuous season.
Bridgerton comes from executive producer Shonda Rhimes and creator Chris Van Dusen, adapting Julia Quinn’s bestselling historical novels. Season one introduced Daphne Bridgerton’s sweeping love story with the mysterious Duke of Hastings. Season two then shifted focus to Daphne’s brother Anthony’s quest to find a suitable wife.
Bridgerton Season 3 Release Date
Now that Anthony and Kate’s slow-burn connection has culminated in true love and marriage, all eyes turn to what romantic entanglements or societal turmoil awaits the stylish Bridgertons next.
While an official season three release date announcement hasn’t been made yet by Netflix, new episodes are confirmed to be coming out in 16 May 2024. The third installment will draw inspiration from the book series’ third novel, “An Offer from a Gentleman,” which puts the spotlight on Benedict Bridgerton’s love life as the artistic second-eldest son dreams of an intriguing woman he met at a masquerade ball years earlier.
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen has also teased that the fantastic Lady Whistledown will continue playing a major part in unveiling secrets and scandals about the town’s upper crust. And of course lavish balls, stunning costumes and iconic classical covers of modern pop songs will all return with new episodes as well.
|Period drama, Romance
|Chris Van Dusen
|Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn
|Phoebe Dynevor, Rege-Jean Page
|No. of seasons
|No. of episodes
|December 25, 2020 – present
Is there a season 3 of Bridgerton coming out?
Netflix has already renewed the hugely popular series through season four, promising many more romantic tales about the Bridgerton children to come. But first all eyes will turn to Benedict in season three as viewers wonder if this mysterious woman from his past holds the key to the ultimate affair of the heart.
So get ready to head back into the glitzy, gossip-fueled world of the Ton when Bridgerton returns. Will true love manage to overcome status, rivalry and class differences once more? Or has Lady Whistledown merely sounded the opening salvo of a new scandal destined to rock London society yet again when Bridgerton comes back in its steamy splendor for season three in 2024? Only time will tell…so stay tuned!
When should we expect season 3 of Bridgerton?
Ever since the lavish romantic drama Bridgerton debuted on Netflix in December 2020, viewers have been by the steamy love stories and scandalous secrets unfolding among high society during Regency-era London. With the global phenomenon renewed through season 4 and a passionate fanbase eagerly awaiting more episodes, all eyes turn to exactly when season 3 will premiere and which Bridgerton sibling may find forbidden love next.
While an official season 3 release date has not yet been formally announced by Netflix or series creator Chris Van Dusen, new episodes have been confirmed to arrive at some point in 2024. The ongoing mystery suggests fans may have to patiently wait until later in the year for a return trip to the glamorous balls and whispered gossip of 1800s upper class England.
Both the first two seasons launched right around the Christmas holiday when audiences tend to cozy up at home for bingeable entertainment. So a repeat December 2023 premiere would make splendid sense. However with COVID-related production delays remaining an ongoing challenge, a slightly delayed season 3 arrival in early 2024 could still be possible as well if final filming and editing stretches longer than anticipated.
As for which Bridgerton sibling may take center stage when the series savors its next chapter, clues point to Artistocrat Benedict Bridgerton finding an affair of the heart. Played by Luke Thompson in the Netflix show, Benedict’s love life journey draws inspiration from book series’ third novel “An Offer from A Gentleman” which sees the second eldest Bridgerton son crossing paths with a mysterious woman at a lavish masquerade ball.
Who would season 3 of Bridgerton be about?
Despite an immediate attraction, her identity remains unknown to Benedict who thereafter harbors dreams of one day finding this intriguing beauty who captured his artistic imagination that magical evening. So when the woman later joins the competitive marriage mart, a proper courting collision course seems destined.
Of course, Lady Whistledown herself will undoubtably play puppet master as always in uncovering any whispered scandals or secrets that may unfold amidst such an unsuitable matchup giving the Ton’s gossips plenty to chatter about. Fans can expect sumptuous costumes and set pieces as well as a soundtrack of string-heavy classical covers of modern pop songs once more also.
While season 2 shifted attention to leading man Anthony Bridgerton’s steamy slow-burn connection with new character Kate Sharma, Benedict taking the spotlight would return focus squarely to the central Bridgertons. Showrunner Chris Van Dusen promises Benedict will bring a unique “sensibility and worldview” to navigate affairs of the heart.
So as the wait continues through 2024 for a concrete season 3 premiere, lovers of period romance and intrigue can delight knowing more of Bridgerton’s signature blend of scandal, sentimentality and longing looks are guaranteed coming soon! Will Benedict discover the alluring woman’s true identity and forge a true happily-ever-after? Or will new shocks or rivals keep star-crossed passions painfully apart? Stay tuned as this tantalizing tale takes flight!
Will Daphne be in season 3?
While the next installment of Bridgerton shifts its central romantic focus to Benedict Bridgerton’s love story, Daphne Bridgerton is indeed confirmed to be appearing in season 3. Even as each new season puts a different sibling’s affair of the heart in the spotlight, the show is still fundamentally anchored around the dynamics of the core Bridgerton family as a whole.
Reprising her fan-favorite role, Phoebe Dynevor is slated to make an appearance next season as the happily married Daphne. Though no plot specifics have been revealed yet, she will likely continue as a confidant and mentor for her siblings as they navigate love matches and the marriage mart.
Given her own romances will have taken a backseat, Daphne may shift into more of a supporting part in season 3. But devoted viewers can still expect to see familiar faces like hers pop up regularly even if not at the forefront of each season’s central couples.
Creator Chris Van Dusen has described a String Quartet approach to the show’s structure, with Shondaland also promising a multi-season plan for Bridgerton. So right alongside Benedict in the spotlight, Daphne Bridgerton will indeed be a quality part of the next installment coming in 2023 to dispense sage guidance gleaned from her own trials and triumphs when it comes to affairs of the heart. The Bridgerton clan stays close-knit regardless of whose love story stands tallest any given season.
Rejoice in this most thrilling news. Bridgerton Season 3 shall debut in two parts: Part 1 on May 16th and Part 2 on June 13th. pic.twitter.com/oAnT5f8fCC
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) December 12, 2023