What Will Season 4 Of Bridgerton Be About?
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Well whatever the producers have in store for us, we know from those who've read the Bridgerton books that the following seasons will be even steamier than the first (I don't know how they'll top that spoon-licking scene with Regé-Jean Page).
In line with Julia Quinn's bestselling Bridgerton novels, season 2 will turn our attention to Daphne's brother Anthony, who swore off love after Sienna Rosso broke his heart in the first series.
The Ton's most eligible rake is now set on marrying for duty, without any of the complicated lovey-dovey stuff getting in the way. That is, until he meets his sensible love interest's younger sister, Kate.
If season 3 continues to follow the book series, Lady Whisteldown's next source of gossip will be Benedict Bridgerton and how he finds love in a mystery girl at a masquerade ball. There's something very Cinderella about it and we can't wait!
So, dear readers, what might Bridgerton season 4 bring us?
Here's everything we know so far.
What will season 4 of Bridgerton be about?
The fourth of Quinn's books Bridgerton: Romancing Mister Bridgerton focuses on Colin Bridgerton's story.
If Netflix continues to produce the series in the same order as the books, Daphne's artistic middle brother, who nearly got baby trapped by Marina Thompson in season 1, will be Lady Whisteldown's new person of interest.
The synopsis of the book reads:
"Everyone knows that Colin Bridgerton is the most charming man in London... Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for...well, it feels like forever! She now thinks she knows everything about him, after half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar. But when she stumbles across his deepest secret, she fears she doesn't know him at all.
Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought of as nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him.
But when Colin returns to London from a trip abroad, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same - especially Penelope Featherington!
The girl who was always simply there is suddenly the girl haunting his dreams.
When he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide...is she his biggest threat - or his promise of a happy ending?" We'll have to wait and see.
Bridgerton season 4 release date
No release date has been confirmed yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we have an update from Whistledown.
With filming for season 2 starting in May 2021 and a predicted release of early 2022, it's likely season 3 of Bridgerton won't be released until late 2022 or early 2023, meaning season 4 wouldn't be out until late 2023 at the earliest.
Bridgerton season 4 cast
If Netflix follows the order of Quinn's book series and the story does turn to Colin's romance next, we can expect to see all of the Bridgertons returning in season 4, with Luke Newton as Colin, the key protagonist of season 4.
Ruth Gemmel plays Violet, the widowed Viscountess and mother of eight:
- Jonathan Bailey as Anthony, the oldest Bridgerton sibling
- Luke Thompson as Benedict
- Luke Newton as Colin
- Phoebe Dyvenor as Daphne
- Claudia Jesse as Eloise
- Ruby Stokes as Francesca
- Will Tilston as the young Master Gregory
- Florence Hunt as Hyacinth
With Penelope Featherington, Eloise's best friend and Colin's not so secret-admirer, being the key love interest in season 4, all of the Featherington family would presumably be in season 4, with:
- Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
- Polly Walker as Lady Featherington
- Harriet Cains as Phillipa Featherington
- Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington.
Lord Featherington, played by Ben Miller, was killed off in season 1, so he won't be returning (unless he's coming back as a ghost).
Of course, is it even Bridgerton without Lady Whisteldown? No, so Julie Andrews will be back as the famous voice of the London gossip columnist.
All being well with Benedict's marriage in season 3, we could also see the return of Sophie Beckett, his wife, and any family members from the marriage.