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Bridgerton Season 3 Will Feature A Major Series Shakeup, Nicola Coughlan Reveals

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Bridgerton Season 3 Will Feature A Major Series Shakeup, Nicola Coughlan Reveals

After binge-watching yet another season of Bridgerton in one sitting, fans are now looking ahead to season 3 - and it sounds like it's going to be as drama and romance-filled as ever.

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington - and of course Lady Whistledown - has revealed what viewers can expect from the next instalment.

Fans desperate to see Penelope and Colin Bridgerton's (Luke Newton) relationship play out will be pleased to know that season 3 will focus on 'Polin', as the pair's friendship finally blossoms into something more.

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Confirming the news and speaking about what's to come at Netflix’s FYSEE Space, Nicola said: “Like Lady Whistledown, I have been keeping a secret for quite some time and I can confirm to you all that Season 3 is Colin and Penelope’s love story.

“I have kept that secret since two weeks into Season 2. This is the first time I am saying it here.”

Fans have been desperate to know which Bridgerton sibling the third season would focus on after rumours emerged that the next instalment would centre around Penelope and Colin.

Season one told the story of Daphne's courtship with Simon, while the second followed Anthony's romance with Kate.

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If the show followed the order of the books, next up would be Benedict's romance with a woman named Sophie.

However, the adaptation will not stick to the chronology of the book series, and will instead focus on the events of the fourth book, Romancing Mr Bridgerton.

Nicola has revealed what the third season has in store. Credit: Netflix
Nicola has revealed what the third season has in store. Credit: Netflix

Fans began to wonder if the show would diverge from the books when actress Simone Ashley told E! Online that she's 'super excited for the world to see Nicola [Coughlan] and Luke [Newton] rock it'.

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There's also another big change coming for season 3 - creator Chris Van Dusen will step down as showrunner.

He told RadioTimes: “Bridgerton will always have a special place in my heart and I think I did what I set out to do. The fact that this show has become Netflix’s biggest English language speaking series ever is something I’m incredibly proud of, and something I’ll always be incredibly proud of.

The third season will focus on 'Polin'. Credit: Netflix
The third season will focus on 'Polin'. Credit: Netflix

"But at the end of the day, you know, it was time for me to move on, and hopefully create that magic again in the near future.”

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No release date has been confirmed for season 3 yet, but we'll let you know as soon as we have an update from Lady Whistledown herself.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/Alamy

Topics: TV And Film, Bridgerton

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