Turning up the warmth! Season 3 of Bridgerton has formally tapped Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan to steer the following chapter — with Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington’s love story being moved up in an fascinating flip of occasions.
The announcement was made at Netflix’s For Your Consideration occasion on Sunday, Could 15, in Los Angeles, the place Tv Academy voters (who decide the Emmy Awards) watched a panel dialogue with Coughlan, 35, in addition to fellow solid members Simone Ashley (Kate Sharma) and Charithra Chandran (Edwina Sharma). They had been joined by showrunner Chris Van Dusen, costume designer Sophie Canale and composer Kris Bowers.
Followers beforehand questioned whether or not Colin and Penelope could be subsequent after government producer Shonda Rhimes hinted at a story shakeup. “There’s 8 Bridgerton siblings so there are eight books. We’re positively planning on following every one of many their romantic tales,” the author, 52, shared throughout an interview with Leisure Tonight. “We aren’t essentially going so as. However we’re going to be seeing every of the siblings and their story.”
Based mostly on the books written by Julia Quinn, season 2 explored Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) sluggish burn romance with Kate Sharma. The couple ended the sophomore season fortunately married — however not each character’s story wrapped up on a excessive observe.
In the course of the finale, which premiered in March, Penelope’s finest good friend Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie) found that she was truly Woman Whistledown. Amid her rift with Eloise, Penelope additionally overheard Colin telling his pals that he wasn’t romantically involved in her.
On the time, Newton, 29, opened up concerning the time that it’d take for Colin and Penelope’s connection to blossom into one thing extra. “We’re making an attempt to cowl all sorts of relationships,” he instructed Shondaland that very same month. “And there are some relationships which can be heavy to start with, and it’s simply so intense. After which there are some the place persons are finest pals, and through the years they develop into lovers.”
For the U.Okay. native, the most effective a part of Colin and Penelope’s love story is the muse they’re constructing forward of their romance.
“There are such a lot of different characters which can be launched and love tales that we’ve seen by means of the final two seasons which have developed fairly rapidly, or that there’s been an immediate spark, an immediate connection. We as viewers see that instantly,” he continued. “However what I really like about Colin and Penelope is the longevity of the connection and the way lengthy it’s taken to get to even the place it’s now, which isn’t even thought of a relationship. I actually take pleasure in enjoying that.”
In the meantime, Coughlan identified that her character might want to evolve outdoors of her crush earlier than her fortunately ever after. “If they’re ultimately going to finish up collectively, she’s bought to cease idolizing him a lot,” the Derry Ladies star instructed TV Insider in April. “She thinks he’s excellent. He can’t do any incorrect in her eyes. So, she has to begin seeing him as an actual human being and never this excellent boy.”
The Eire native added: “The enjoying discipline positively must stage for the 2 of them ever to have a relationship. Nicely, let’s hope that’s going to occur.”