Bridgerton for the third season no longer follows the line of the Julia Quinn books, on which the series is based. This confirms producer Jess Brownell in an interview with varietyafter actress Nicola Coughlan said the third season will revolve around her character Penelope Featherington.
The series about an influential family in the United Kingdom of the early nineteenth century has so far had two seasons on Netflix. These are based on Quinn’s books: each volume focuses on a child from the Bridgerton family. Just like in the books, the series follows daughter Daphne in the first season and the eldest son Anthony in the second.
The third book focuses on the second son Benedict, but the third season of the series focuses on his brother Colin and Penelope. According to Brownell, this story couldn’t wait any longer. “It’s time for Colin and Penelope, because we’ve seen a lot of them since the first season. We’ve already invested in them as viewers. We know who they are,” said the producer.
Brownell assures viewers that the character Benedict will also be an important part of the third season. The plan is still – as with the books – to make eight parts, each with a different Bridgerton scion in the center of attention.