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‘Bridgerton’ returns for Season 3: How to watch romance between Colin and Penelope

'Bridgerton' returns for Season 3 How to watch romance between Colin and Penelope

‘Bridgerton’ returns for Season 3: How to watch romance between Colin and Penelope – Bridgerton is back for a third outing and the Regency era drama hasn’t scrimped on all the things that have made it a cultural phenomenon.


‘Bridgerton’ returns for Season 3: How to watch romance between Colin and Penelope


Lady Whistledown is about to find herself in the center of the town’s next romance.

The first part of “Bridgerton” Season 3 drops on Netflix Thursday after months of anticipation. The third season of Shonda Rhimes’ historical romance series will tell the love story between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan).

It was last revealed that Penelope was Lady Whistledown, the town’s anonymous gossip writer who chronicled the romances between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page) as well as the one between Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).

Where to watch 'Bridgerton Season 3'
Where to watch ‘Bridgerton Season 3’

In the third season, Penelope will grapple with the aftermath of overhearing Colin, her longtime crush, saying he will never court her and her fallout with best friend Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie).

The Emmy-winning show returns after the release of the prequel series “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” which premiered on May 2023 and portrayed young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George of England.

When does ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 release?

Part 1 of “Bridgerton” Season 3 is scheduled to premiere on Netflix at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET on Thursday, May 16.

Part 2 of Season 3, which contains episodes 5-8, will come out at 3 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 13.

Where to watch ‘Bridgerton Season 3’

“Bridgerton” streams exclusively on Netflix. The streaming service offers three membership options ranging from $6.99 a month to $22.99 a month. New users can also sign up for a free trial.

Where does Season 3 of ‘Bridgerton’ pick up from?

In Season 3, Penelope gives up her crush on Colin and decides that it’s time for her “to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters,” according to Netflix.

But she lacks confidence. Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his travels and is disheartened by Penelope’s cold shoulder.

“Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season,” Netflix says. “But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly.”

‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 cast:

While Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan will be headlining Season 3, the new season’s cast also includes a mix of both old and new faces, including:

  • Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton
  • Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington
  • Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
  • Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton
  • Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma
  • Ruth Gemmell as Violet Bridgerton
  • Hannah Dodd as Francesca Bridgerton
  • Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton
  • Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton
  • Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
  • Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
  • Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown
  • Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley
  • Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington
  • Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington
  • Jessica Madsen as Cressida Cowper
  • Martins Imhangbe as Will Mondrich
  • Polly Walker as Portia Featherington
  • Daniel Francis as Marcus Anderson
  • James Phoon as Harry Dankworth
  • Sam Phillips as Lord Debling