Bridgerton Season 3 Breaks Book Order Mold. What does that mean?
Surprise, Bridgerton Fans. During a FYSEE panel, Nicola Coughlan revealed that Season 3 of the hit Netflix series will no longer follow the order of the book series. How? By taking the lead and telling the love story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.
If the series were to go in book order, Benedict would be next. However, knowing that Bridgerton only received 4 seasons from Netflix, what does this change mean for future love stories?
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
The most recent Bridgerton the season placed a lot of script nuggets for the love stories of Pénélope, Colin and Eloïse, but not so much for Benoît besides ending at his chalet. A highlight of volume 4, Romancing Mr. Bridgertonhappened in the Season 2 finale. Penelope overhears Colin, whom she has been in love with for years, saying he will never marry her.
We also closed the Marina chapter for Colin, while making Sir Philip a bigger character, who is at the center of Eloise’s love story. Another change – yes, there are more – is the rework of Francesca. Previously played by Ruby Sokes, Francesca was aged a few years and replaced by Hannah Dodd (Anatomy of a Scandal).
So yes, Ruby Sokes is 21 and has landed the lead role in the new Netflix series Lockwood & Co. she has a baby face. Dodd is 27, which leads me to believe that season 3 will set up Francesca’s love affair for season 4, with Benedict.
WHAT COULD HAPPEN IN SEASON 3?
Similar to the Bridgerton books, Francesa hasn’t been a standout member of the family so far. However, she could make her debut in society and quickly marry John Stirling, Earl of Kilmartin. It is known (by book readers) that she felt from the moment they met that he was the love of her life and that they were meant to be together. However, her love story does not end there.
In Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, Penelope’s biggest secret is revealed. Will they choose to reveal Lady Whistledown in the same epic fashion? Or will they wait for a Season 4 finale?
If they choose to do the giant reveal in Season 3, they could use the party as Benedict meets Sophie to prepare us for his romance.
I actually think this move Bridgerton The narration of the saga is really clever by the new showrunner of the series, Jess Brownell. Benedict wasn’t set up the same way Anthony was in Season 1. For viewers to care, the writers need to focus on his path so we can enjoy his fairy tale romance. Cinderella.
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