Showrunner Jess Brownell reveals that in Bridgerton Season 3, the focus will expand on characters’ backgrounds from Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
The spin-off series debuted on Netflix in May 2023, chronicling the titular monarch’s life in two timelines – one aligned with the contemporary Bridgerton setting in 1817 and the other in 1761, showcasing Charlotte’s encounter and marriage to George III. Bridgerton Season 3, set to premiere in May 2024, will shift focus to another member of the family, Colin, and his romantic entanglement with Penelope.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Brownell reveals about the continuation of plot developments involving Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) and Violet (Ruth Gemmell) from Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton new season.
“It’s certainly something I had to be mindful of when writing season 3. Shonda [Rhimes] and I would chat and make sure that what was happening in the past, or the near past, matched up with our present day for season 3. You’ll see some further exploration of their backstory.”
Brownell also clarified the decision to skip Benedict’s story in Season 3 and instead progress to a different book in the series. “We’ve spent two seasons really getting to know Pen and Colin. We’ve been watching Pen’s crush and seeing how oblivious Colin is to it. That’s a dynamic that you can only play out for so long before something has to change. This really felt like the right time to lean into what’s been set up with them.”
Part 1 of Bridgerton Season 3 is scheduled to premiere on Netflix on May 16, 2024, with Part 2 following on June 13.