The second season of Netflix and Shondaland’s Bridgerton hit the streaming service last Friday, and Kate (Simone Ashley) and Anthony’s (Jonathan Bailey) love story took us all by storm. Eight long episodes of will they, won’t they, swooning and bantering, had us on the edge of our seats. In the end, the Viscount got his happy ending and we got a bit of setup for season three of the series. But that doesn’t mean we have seen the last of Kate and Anthony! Deadline shared exclusive news today that Ashley and Bailey will be reprising their roles in season three!
The first and second seasons of Bridgerton followed the events of Julia Quinn‘s The Duke and I and The Viscount Who Loved Me. And if Shondaland follows the order of Quinn’s novels, we are sure to be getting their adaptation of An Offer from a Gentleman for season three. This would focus on the second son and talented artist Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson) and his quest to find his happily ever after. It also introduces us to his romantic interest, Sophie!
Season two of Bridgerton saw the return of Daphne (Pheobe Dynevor) in her new role as the Duchess, but we sorely missed her husband Simon (Regé-Jean Page). Thankfully, the series was able to play off just how busy he is and cover up his absence with glimpses of his adorable son. His absence, while rough, doesn’t overly impact the series. Anthony’s, however, would be tough to ignore. He is the head of the Bridgerton family, responsible for getting his other sisters married and taking care of his mother. He also plays a part in each of his siblings’ books.
Thankfully, we won’t have to worry about how Shondaland will work around his absence since there won’t be one! Ashley shared with Deadline, “We’re going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started. We have the amazing Jess Brownwell who is taking the lead as showrunner in Season 3.” She went on to share that she hopes Kate and Anthony’s story is just getting started and that season three will allow them to grow a bit more. We couldn’t agree more!
Season three of Bridgerton could focus on Benedict front and center and give us glimpses of how Anthony and Kate are faring as newlyweds. They could even give us a look at how Edwina (Charithra Chandran) is faring on her hunt for a husband, who we all agree could use her own happily ever after. The plot for season three is all up to speculation at this point until we get some solid answers from Netflix. Let’s hope we won’t have to wait long!
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