Ladies and gentlemen of the ton and esteemed members of the Bridgerton fan base, are you ready? Lady Whistledown took to Twitter this morning to share with us some pretty exciting news! Netflix has officially ordered season three and season four! That means we will be seeing quite a lot of this family for a few more years to come. So what does this mean as far as whose story we will be seeing?

Be warned now that my speculations do contain spoilers from the novels and quite possibly future seasons. I have learned with romance novels that you always know they will end up together; the story is more about how. However, if you don’t want to be spoiled, I highly suggest stopping here. But know that we are beyond excited to see this story continue forward!

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We know that season one pulled heavily from Julia Quinn‘s first novel, The Duke and I and that season two will adapt The Viscount Who Loved Me. If we are getting one novel per season, it is most likely that seasons three and four will adapt An Offer from a Gentleman and Romancing Mr. Bridgerton. The first novel tells the story of Benedict (Luke Thompson) and his love interest Sophia Beckett; the second tells the story of Colin (Luke Newton) and, you may have guessed, Miss Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan). 

Now Shonda Rhimes‘ adaptation for season one was pretty close to the novel’s story for Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon (Regé-Jean Page), but also included some much-needed content for the other siblings. We got the chance to explore Benedict and Eloise’s (Claudia Jessie) motivations beyond what is expected of them and even a bit of romance and scandal for Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Colin. Season two will give us the rest of Anthony’s love story, including Simone Ashley‘s, Kate Sharma.

I am hopeful that season two will set up season three in roughly the same way season one did for season two. More Benedict is a great thing! We need to explore more of his artsy side and uncover what really drives him. But even though I love Benedict so much, it is really season four that I am excited about. The novel does follow Colin and Penelope, but it also helps to set up Eloise’s story. I am excited to see how they adapt all of that for the screen. Hopefully, we learn that they will give us the fifth season to adapt To Sir Phillip, With Love.

But alas, we must wait. What we can do, though, is go back and binge season one all over again until Netflix announces the release date for season two! What are you theories for season three and four? What events from the novels do you want to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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