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16th May 2022

Season 3 of Bridgerton will be all about Penelope Featherington

Sarah McKenna Barry

It’s about damn time.

Nicola Coughlan fans will be delighted to learn that the third season of Bridgerton will focus primarily on Penelope Featherington.

As per the Netflix’s series tradition, the show’s main storyline centres on a different main character each season. In the first instalment, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) was the focus, while season two saw Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) step into the limelight.

Now, in the upcoming season, it’s all about Penelope herself.

Nicola Coughlan, who plays the Ton’s resident gossip writer, Lady Whistledown, shared the news on Instagram earlier this morning.

The actress posted a black and white snap of herself and Luke Newtwon, who plays Colin Bridgerton, and wrote: “Like Lady Whistledown I’ve been keeping quite a big secret for quite a long time…. but I can finally tell you that @bridgertonnetflix Season Three is Colin and Penelope’s Story.”

Nicola was instantly met with messages of congratulations from some of the show’s more famous fans.

Laura Whitmore wrote: “Yes!! Give the people what they want.”

Ariana DeBose commented: “FINALLY!!!!!!”

Another fan shared: “Finally Penelope will be happy!”

With this news, it’s clear that the Netflix series will deviate slightly from the order of the books it is based on. The third Bridgerton novel – Julia Quinn’s An Offer From A Gentleman – focuses on the second Bridgerton sibling, Benedict, while the fourth novel, Romancing Mr Bridgerton, is centred on Colin and Penelope’s story.

Fans have been calling for more from Penelope and Colin for quite some time. Throughout the first two seasons, Penelope’s feelings for Colin have been made clear to the viewer, and when we last left them, Colin had gone off travelling, with Penelope keeping in touch with him through letters.

In other Bridgerton news, we learned last week that actress Hannah Dodd will be taking over the role of Francesca from Ruby Stokes, who has left the show to star in another Netflix series, Lockwood and Co.