Bridgerton season 3 is going ahead, but according to Netflix, we're in for more changes when it comes to the upcoming episodes.
The cast of Bridgerton season 3 spoke about what we can expect from the next installment of the period drama at a panel event for Netflix recently, and it emerged season three could have ever fewer steamy scenes than Bridgerton season 2.
This was then toned down in Bridgerton season 2 where the series focused on Anthony Bridgerton's (Jonathan Bailey) growing romance with Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) which focused more on lingering looks and tension rather than explicit sex scenes.
Season 3 will pick up after Penelope accidentally overheard a conversation between Colin and a group of men where he said he'd 'never dream of courting Penelope', so their budding relationship is already off to a rocky start.
Talking to Netflix's Tudum, Nicola told fans that they'd quickly fall in love with Penelope and Colin, saying: "I feel like if you see Penelope fawning over this boy for another season, you’ll be like, ‘Get it together! Come on, move on and get over it. Jess [the showrunner] has talked to Luke and I through the season, and I think people are going to be really obsessed. I think book fans are going to be happy."
Simone Ashley has also confirmed she'll be returning for season 3. Speaking to Deadline she said: "We're going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started. We have the amazing Jess Brownell who is taking the lead as showrunner in season 3."
She added: "In season 2, there was a lot of push and pull between Kate and Anthony, there were complications with the family, and then they find each other towards the end."
Bridgerton season 3 will begin production this summer. The first two seasons are available on Netflix.
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