Everything we know about Bridgerton season 3 part 2

The Regency-era period drama is back for a third outing on Netflix

Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton season 3
Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton season 3. (Netflix)

Fetch your finest jewels and put on your best dress — because Bridgerton season 3 part 2 has finally arrived on Netflix.

This high-society drama is based on the novel series of the same name by author Julia Quinn and brought to streaming via Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland production company. Set in the social circles of Regency-era London, an upper-class world known as the ‘Ton,’ it follows members of the Bridgerton family as they search for love and strive to avoid scandal.

Last year, Netflix delivered the very first franchise spin-off Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story which followed a younger version of Golda Rosheuvel’s Charlotte, played by India Amarteifio.

Read more: Why was Francesca recast in Bridgerton season 3?

Its success has only amplified viewers’ appetite for more aristocratic action — so with that in mind, here’s you need to know about Bridgerton season 3.

Hannah Dodd as Francesca Bridgerton in Bridgerton season 3
The latest season of Bridgerton is streaming now. (Netflix)

Bridgerton season 3 is streaming in full on Netflix now. The season was released in two parts — on 16 May and 13 June — with each featuring four episodes.

The show has already been renewed for a fourth season which will arrive at some point in 2026.

Jessica Madsen as Cressida Cowper in Bridgerton season 3
TV critics have delivered their verdicts on the latest batch of episodes. (Netflix)

Part two of Bridgerton’s third season is finally available to binge on Netflix. It’s the talk of the Ton — but is it any good? A batch of reviews should be able to answer that question for us.

Our write-up enjoyed the series’ final four episodes but admitted that “the show’s steamy nature feels more serviceable this time around than shocking.” Meanwhile, The Independent said that when Bridgerton leans on the “strengths of its multi-generational ensemble cast, there is still a lot to like” before adding that some supposedly shocking moments appear “as rote as the dance steps that the characters perform in the ballroom.”

The Evening Standard wasn’t as kind, suggesting that the show’s final four episodes offer up “little more than an illicit fumble in a carriage.”

Read full reviews below:

Yahoo Entertainment: Penelope and Colin’s story comes to a steamy, dramatic conclusion (3-min read)

The Independent: The wheels are starting to come off the carriage (4-min read)

Evening Standard: Steamy? This lukewarm series is struggling to deliver (3-min read)

A trailer for Bridgerton season 3 part 2 arrived with great haste in early June, with secrets bubbling to the surface and romance featured throughout.

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The full-length trailer for part 1 of Bridgerton’s third outing was released in April, reuniting viewers with their favourite show and teasing a new romance that’s about to heat up.

Watch it below.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton season 3
A lot happened in Bridgerton season 3 part 1. (Netflix)

Part one of Bridgerton season 3 is available now on Netflix. In it, we catch up with Penelope as she struggles to come to terms with discovering that the love of her life, Colin Bridgerton, isn’t interested in her.

As our heartbroken heroine attempts to move on with her life, things are made more difficult thanks to the continued friction between her former best friend Eloise Bridgerton, who has discovered Penelope’s secret - that she’s really local scandal scribe Lady Whistledown.

When Colin returns from his travels, he finds Penelope determined to find a husband and offers to help her find one, which she eventually does via the rich Lord Debling. However, Colin and Penelope’s recently reignited closeness leads to Colin developing unexpected feelings for her — something that throws a spanner in the works for Penelope’s newfound romance with Lord Debling.

The cast of Bridgerton season 3
The new season is based on Julia Quinn’s novel Romancing Mister Bridgerton. (Netflix)

However, Debling’s not her true love — that’s Colin — and as Bridgerton season 3 part 1 comes to a close, the pair’s clandestine romance eventually comes to the fore, putting an end to Lord Debling’s proposal plans and leading to a heated exchange between Penelope and Colin.

As the half-season comes to a close, Colin proposes to Penelope - but her secret remains, hanging over the events of part 2.

Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in Bridgerton season 3
Luke Newton reprises his role as Colin Bridgerton in season 3. (Netflix)

Plenty of familiar faces are back for Bridgerton season three, including Jonathan Bailey as Anthony, Adjoa Andoh’s Lady Danbury, Harriet Cains as Philippa Finch, Jessica Madsen as Cressida Cowper, Polly Walker’s Portia, Emma Naomi’s Alice Mondrich and Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton.

Hannah Dodd takes over the role of Francesca Bridgerton from Lockwood & Co’s Ruby Stokes and Simone Ashley is back as new Lady of the House, Kate.

Hugh Sachs, Bessie Carter, Ruth Gemmell, Golda Rosheuvel, Claudia Jessie and Martins Imhangbe are all back on the show too.

Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey in Bridgerton season 3
Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey play Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton. (Netflix)

Meanwhile, Black Sails star Hannah New joins Bridgerton as Lady Tilley Arnold, a character described as a “firebrand” widow with money to burn.

Phoebe Dynevor, who played eldest Bridgerton sibling Daphne, will not be returning but hasn’t ruled out an possible appearance in future seasons.

Bridgerton season 3 is streaming in full on Netflix now