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Bridgerton viewers furious after Netflix reveals how long fans will have to wait for season 4

Bridgerton viewers furious after Netflix reveals how long fans will have to wait for season 4

Bridgerton returned to our screens today for the eagerly-awaited second-half of the third series

It's the day we've all been waiting for!

That's right, baby, Bridgerton is back with a bang - or two...

The highly-anticipated second-half of the third season of the hit series landed on Netflix this morning after what feels like the cliffhanger of the century, and by the sounds of fans' reactions, it's gone down an absolute treat.

The latest release has come as a somewhat bittersweet surprise for many viewers, however, after the streaming service also announced we'd have to wait an absolute LIFETIME for the fourth instalment to air.

I know, can you believe it?!

Fans of the show will recall that the final scene of the third season's first-half saw Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton finally proclaim their love for one another - despite the former having adored the latter since day one.

And though it may have taken a while for the third-eldest Bridgerton boy to recognise his true feelings for his long-term gal pal, the newly loved-up pair were seen to be sealing the deal with a pretty hands-on moment in the back of a carriage, after which Colin popped the all-important question.

Since then, fans of the show have been dying to know how the pair will break the news to their frequently intrusive and often meddlesome families.

And in a trailer for the second-half released earlier this month, it became apparent that not all the Featheringtons and Bridgertons would be delighted by the happy news.

Viewers were forced to wait months for the third series' second-half to land. (Netflix)
Viewers were forced to wait months for the third series' second-half to land. (Netflix)

In fact, Pen's ex-BFF and Colin's little sister Eloise even goes as far as to threaten to expose Penelope's true identity of Lady Whistledown - the anonymous author whose weekly gossip pamphlets often sway the opinions of The Ton's highest class busybodies when it comes to the current social happenings.

Without giving too much away, however - seeing as the second-half only landed on the streaming service this morning - the series concludes with just as much excitement as it started.

And let's just say, viewers are in for a bombshell or two.

As we say, however, the excitement has seemingly been dulled slightly by a subsequent announcement made by Netflix, revealing that viewers would have to wait two more years before the fourth series lands.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Jessica Brownell explained: "We are working to try and put the seasons out more quickly, but they do take eight months to film and then they have to be edited, and then they have to be dubbed into every language."

The fourth series won't land until 2026. (Netflix)
The fourth series won't land until 2026. (Netflix)

She went on: "And the writing takes a very long time as well, so we’re kind of on a two-year pace, we’re trying to speed up but somewhere in that range."

And by the sounds of things, fans are less than impressed by the news.

"Literally no excuses at all for them to take so long between seasons just to film 8 episodes. A new season of Grey's Anatomy comes out like every Fall of every year like and there's like almost triple the episodes," one hit out on social media.



"Sorry but 2 years for what? It’s based books so the storyline is already there and it isn’t the same as something like Stranger Things that’s heavily reliant on special effects and CGI which takes a lot of time to create and edit. It’s like studios don’t want to get up and work!" a third remarked.

Fans aren't happy about having to wait so long. (Netflix)
Fans aren't happy about having to wait so long. (Netflix)

Another continued: "We ain't got such patience. 2 years is too long"

"Why does it take this show so long between seasons? Bigger shows turn s**t around in a year! Get it together Netflix!," added a fifth.

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Topics: Bridgerton, Netflix, TV And Film

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