At the latest fan event for Netflix’s Tudum on Saturday, the streaming giant gave fans a quick look at what remains in store for Bridgerton fans in the upcoming third installment of the drama. Releasing the very first images from Season 3, Netflix hinted at the relationship between Colin Bridgerton, played by Luke Newton, and Penelope Featherington, played by Nicola Coughlan.
In one of the exclusive images, Colin’s character is smirking at a giddy Penelope. In another photo, the couple is gazing into each other’s eyes. As for the last released Season 2, the storyline ended with Eloise Bridgerton, Penelope’s best friend, finding out the truth and it affecting their relationship. The production of Season 3 began in July with three cast additions – Harry Dankworth, played by James Phoon; Lord Debling, played by Sam Phillips; and Marcus Anderson, played by Daniel Francis.
A revelation from Sophie Canale, the Bridgerton costume designer, stated that one of Penelope’s outfits from Season 2 hinted at the budding romance. Speaking to a magazine in May 2022, she brought attention to the change in outfit colors for Penelope in Season 2, Episode 4. In this episode, her classic yellow gown was replaced with a softer green-hued dress. Confirming a fan theory, she said that the swap showed the coming together of the two house colors of blue and yellow from the Bridgertons and Penelope’s family, respectively.
The show, which is based on a series by author Julia Quinn, follows one Bridgerton siblings’ love story in every season. The third season will be based on the book Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, which is the fourth book of the season. The fans of the couple are eagerly waiting for the story to unfold, and have shown excitement over the release of the initial looks.