BRIDGERTON Debuts First Look at Footage from the Upcoming Season

Season 3 Poster of Bridgerton with Penelope looking in a mirror

Wallflower no more! Penelope steals our hearts and his breath within seconds of the first look from Bridgerton Season 3. We shall all rejoice that our girl, Penelope, is out of that yellow. Although Nicola Coughlan makes everything she wears look good, it’s nice to finally see her not be forced into ugly dresses to dull her down. During the Next on Netflix event, Bridgerton fans were given the smallest little treat. A first look at the footage from Season 3 of Bridgerton

Netflix Teases Bridgerton Season 3

In this wickedly short teaser, viewers get their first glimpse at the budding romance between Penelope and Colin. Every new season bestows a new romantic arc that follows one of the children in the Bridgerton household. Due to the series following the books by Julia Quinn, this particular pairing has been one that fans have been waiting for. 

Not only that but since Penelope Featherington is the first love interest that has played an integral part in the first two seasons, there is a lot more on the line. Usually, the love interests have been introduced and wrapped up within their season. However, as this video clearly shows, this is much more than the love at first sight trope. 

With the small bit we get to see, this clip was a great choice to give fans what they are wanting while fanning the flames of excitement. Seeing Colin get so flustered by the breathtaking Penelope makes it almost hard to believe that she is struggling to find a suitor.

What We Know So Far

Screenshot from season 3 of Bridgerton showing Penelope facing Colin in what looks to be a heated moment
Bridgerton. (L to R) Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 302 of Bridgerton. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023

This season will finally shine a light on Penelope Featherington, who has been secretly longing for her best friend’s brother, Colin Bridgerton. It seems as if things are starting to heat up regarding Penelope’s secret identity and the explosive ending of Bridgerton’s Season 2, she might be ready to move on from her crush. But the question is, is he ready to move on? 

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It seems as if Colin has finally started to notice the beautiful woman who has been right next to him the whole time. These new feelings he has stem from an arrangement the two make to help Penelope find a husband. As well as helping Colin get back in her good graces. Playing on the idea of friends becoming lovers and the ugly duckling, season three is set up to make Penelope the leading lady. Finally! 

More Than the Romance

Bridgerton. Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte Netflix © 2023

While it’s clear that Bridgerton is more of a romance-focused show, this season is about to get a lot more scandalous. It isn’t just Penelope and Colin who are about to steal the show, but Lady Whistledown. For two seasons we have all patiently been waiting to know and see more about the mysterious lady who knows all the dirty details.

Why did she start this? Is she going to end it or go harder? Will others find out? How is she going to cover her own love story? Will she and Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) make up? There are so many questions that have left fans waiting with bated breath for this next season. 

More is On Its Way

Adding more to the growing excitement and anticipation of the new season, there seems to be a special social event on the horizon. Netflix and Shondaland’s Global Fan & Press Event will be held on February 14 with amazing guests and tantalizing tidbits you are not going to want to miss. 

Screenshot of Penelope looking out a window from season 3 Bridgerton
Bridgerton. Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington in episode 302 of Bridgerton. Cr. Laurence Cendrowicz/Netflix © 2023

News about the upcoming season is expected, as well as hearing from Executive Producer, Shonda Rhimes, showrunner Jess Brownnell, author of the original Bridgerton novels, Julia Quinn. They will also be joined by the cast members including Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton, Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh, Claudia Jessie, Luke Thompson, and Martins Imhangbe. 

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Personally, fingers are crossed for a full trailer release, but we will have to wait to find out. Bridgerton Season 3 will have a total of eight episodes and will release Part 1 on May 16, with Part 2 on June 13. If you haven’t already or need to brush up on where we left off, you can stream the first two seasons and the spin-off on Netflix.

About Bridgerton

Release Date: May 16, 2024
Showrunner/EP: Jess Brownell
Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Tom Verica, and Chris Van Dusen
Season Regulars: Nicola Coughlan, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Luke Thompson, Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh, Ruth Gemmell, Lorraine Ashbourne, Hannah Dodd, Simone Ashley, Jonathan Bailey, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Jessica Madsen, Florence Hunt, Martins Imhangbe, Will Tilston, Polly Walker, and Julie Andrews

Synopsis:  Inspired by Julie Quinn’s bestselling novels; eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family search for love and happiness in London high society. One of Netflix’s biggest shows will return for season three as the focus shifts to Colin Bridgerton and his friendship with Penelope Featherington. Although the friendship is left in tatters heading into the season, it seems the two will mend ways as they come to a compromise.

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SOURCE: Netflix

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