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Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know

Will there be a fourth season? Bridgerton? Luckily, you don’t have to wait for the answer to that, as we already knew that the streaming giant had extended its chart-topping hit through season four.

Better yet, sleuthing fans believe filming will start in June – just as season three wraps up.

But when can we finally see the fourth chapter? And whose love story will the new season focus on?

Read on for everything we know about what Shondaland has in store Bridgerton season four. Spoilers for season three follow.

Nicola Howlan, Luke Newton, Bridgerton Season 3, Part 2

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When is Bridgerton season 4 coming out?

Considering we’ve only just said goodbye to the Ton for season three, it’s too much wishful thinking to hope that we can get season four in the very near future.

However, the team behind the Regency hulk has at least started writing the new batch of episodes.

Jess Brownell shared an update on the development stages for the next season while promoting season three. The Bridgerton showrunner told Digital spy: “No major spoilers, but things are going well and we’re very excited.”

Hannah Dodd, Bridgerton, season 3

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As for a release date? Even Brownell has admitted that it will be some time before season four hits Netflix – about two years to be exact.

“We are working on getting the seasons out faster, but filming takes eight months, then they have to be edited and then dubbed into each language,” Brownell shared. The Hollywood Reporter at the UK premiere of the second part of season three.

“And it also takes a very long time to write, so we’re at about a two-year pace. We’re trying to speed up, but somewhere in that range.”

With that in mind, the season four release date will likely fall 2026. An alarmingly long wait, yes, but at least we can always plow on with the books in the meantime.

Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey in Bridgerton season 2

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Will Kate and Anthony return for Bridgerton season 4?

The fan favorite, who led the second season and returned to show off their marital bliss in the third series, has undoubtedly left us wanting more – especially with season three’s reveal that Kate is carrying the couple’s first child, and they are planning a trip to India together.

When asked if their characters would be back for the fourth season, Simone Ashley (via People): “I really hope so.”

Opening up about the affection that both she and her co-star Jonathan Bailey (who is about to also star in Netflix) have Heart stopper season three) parts for them Bridgerton roles, she added:

“Both Johnny and I, we love our characters, Kate and Anthony, and their relationship and what they mean to the show… I think we’ll do everything we can with our schedules to make it work so that we can do that.” , hopefully.”

Hannah Dodd, Nicola Coughlan, Bridgerton, Season 3

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Who will be in the cast of Bridgerton season 4?

Just as Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley returned in season three to give fans more Kanthony, Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton will do the same for season four.

Coughlan tellingly confirmed the news of Penelope and Colin’s return DeWrap: “They told us we’ll be back for season four, which is super cool. It’ll be exciting. We’ll be back and definitely have some fun.”

Apart from Polin, we haven’t had any major announcements about any changes to the cast – although we now know that Masali Baduza has joined the show as Lord Kilmartin’s cousin Michaela Stirling – which has exciting implications for Francesca and promises a strange romance for the period drama (but more on that later).

Masali Baduza, Bridgerton, season 3

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But until then, we can expect the following players to return in their Regency attire:

  • Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton
  • Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton
  • Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
  • Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury
  • Ruth Gemmell as Violet Bridgerton
  • Hannah Dodd as Francesca Bridgerton
  • Victor Alli as Lord John Stirling
  • Polly Walker as Portia Featherington
  • Harriet Cains as Philippa Featherington
  • Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington
  • Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton
  • Martins Imhangbe as Will Mondrich
  • Emma Naomi as Alice Mondrich
  • Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton
  • Hugh Sachs as Brimsley
  • Kathryn Drysdale as Genevieve Delacroix
  • Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs Varley
  • Daniel Francis as Lord Marcus Anderson

After how the third season ended, it’s unclear if Jessica Madsen will be back as Cressida Cowper.

Likewise, this could be the last we hear of Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown’s gentle narration now that the Ton is aware of her true identity.

Stay tuned for more cast updates as we get them.

Martins Imhangbe, Emma Naomi, Bridgerton, season 3

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What will happen in Bridgerton season 4 and who will star?

That’s the question for everyone Bridgerton lips of fans: which Julia Quinn novels will the fourth season focus on?

Popular fan theories leading up to the season three finale pitted the books against Eloise’s romance – To Sir Phillip, with love – and that of Benedict – An offer from a gentleman.

But it looks like after the finale, Francesca could be next. In the final moments of the season, her new husband John introduces his cousin Michaela Stirling. Francesca is transfixed.

The moment may not seem that important, but once you’ve read it When he was bad, you know it’s a game-changer because Francesca’s love interest is one Michael Stirling.

Hannah Dodd, Ruth Gemmell, Bridgerton, Season 3

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Considering that the show has already followed the chronological order of the books a bit — when they skipped Benedict’s story to go straight to Colin and Penelope’s — next season’s focus seems like it won’t be doing any of the Bridgerton siblings will be who we expected.

Better yet, even if the wait for the next season is long, Brownell has promised it will be worth it, describing season four as “some of her best work.”

“I’m really excited about what we’re writing. We’re getting close to the end with the writers’ room season, with the scripts.

“I feel like this is some of my best work and the best work from my writers room. We’ve really done a good job working together and we’re firing on all cylinders, so I can’t wait for fans to see what we’ve got. “

Daniel Francis, Adjoa Andoh, Bridgerton, season 3

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Is there a trailer for Bridgerton season 4?

Unfortunately no trailer yet.

But once filming begins and we get closer to that release date – whenever it comes – Netflix is ​​thrilled to release first clips of the show to social media. So we will keep you informed.

Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix.

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Deputy TV editor

Formerly a TV reporter at The mirrorRebecca can now be found providing expert analysis of the TV landscape Digital spywhile on the BBC or Times Radio she doesn’t talk about anything from the final season of Bridgerton or The White Lotus for whatever chaos unfolds in the different Love Island villas.

When she’s not binging on a box set, Rebecca’s sightings in the wild include stints on the National TV Awards and the BAFTA red carpet, and post-match video explainers from the reality TV we all watch to look.