Netflix has released a sneak peek into ongoing production for season 3 of Bridgerton, with the cast obviously excited. As they each hold up two fingers, then three, we know it is time to get excited about the upcoming third season. However, it is Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherton in the period drama that truly steals the show.
Teaser for Bridgerton season 3
Bridgerton fans can start getting excited about season 3 of the period drama after Netflix releases a teaser clip revealing ongoing production. As each cast member flashes on the screen, they first hold up two fingers, then three to mark the season. Most of the stars are dressed in civvies, except for one popular character. In fact, at the end of the clip, Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope Featherington, truly steals the show.
The teaser announces the production start for season 3, but even revealed a wallflower, transforming into a striking beauty. Of course, Penelope was always lovely, but the new footage, revealed yesterday, shows Nicola with striking makeup and a fancy updo.
Fans will recall that this latest look is not what we normally expect from the shy and soft-spoken Featherington miss. However, admittedly, this is nothing of a surprise for fans who have read the Bridgerton books. In fact, Romancing Mister Bridgerton, the novel by Julia Quinn that inspired season 3, introduces Penelope’s new look.
Season 3 will be a lot different on Netflix
Back in May, Nicola told E! News that the upcoming third season will be “a lot different” from previous seasons. In fact, she explained that her character, Penelope, “finally becomes a woman” and “comes into herself.”
Meanwhile, Nicola’s character isn’t the only cast member facing a glow-up. In fact, she teased that Luke Newton, who plays her other half, Colin, has leading man energy in season 3. At the time, she said she saw a photo of Luke from a fitting that day. In that image, they have apparently taken Colin from “boyband to leading man in a major way.”
What to expect from Bridgerton season 3
According to Netflix, season 3 of Bridgerton follows Penelope as she moves away from her crush on Colin. Fans may recall his nasty comments at the end of season two, which no doubt helped her get over him fast. The streamer’s description reads:
She has, however, decided it’s time to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters.
For his part, Colin wishes to win back her friendship and offers to mentor her through the next marriage season. However, according to Netflix:
When his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly.
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