Phoebe Dynevor confirms she will not be returning for 'Bridgerton' season 3, but could reprise her role 'potentially in the future'

Phoebe Dynevor side by side: As Daphne Bridgerton on "Bridgerton" and in a black dress at the 2022 Met Gala
Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton on Netflix's "Bridgerton; Phoebe Dynevor at the 2022 Met Gala.LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX; Theo Wargo/WireImage
  • "Bridgerton" star Phoebe Dynevor told Screen Rant that she is not returning for the third season.

  • Dynevor played Daphne Bridgerton, the main character in the first season.

  • Each season of "Bridgerton" focuses on a new romance. Season three will feature Penelope and Colin.

"Bridgerton" star Phoebe Dynevor confirmed she will not return for the third season.

Dynevor played the lead character Daphne Bridgerton in the first season of the hit Netflix series and returned as a guest star in season two.

In a new interview with Screen Rant, while attending the Sundance Festival, Dynevor said that she may be a part of future seasons but not the upcoming one.

"Sadly not in season three," the 27-year-old actor said. "Potentially in the future. But in season three, I'm just excited to watch as a viewer."

Dynevor would not be the first main actor to leave the "Bridgerton" universe.

In another interview with Variety published earlier this week, Dynevor seemed to suggest her role in the story is complete.

"I did my two seasons. I've done what I wanted to do with that character and she had a great arc," she told the publication. "If they ask me back in the future, who knows? For now, I am just really enjoying having new experiences and making films and we'll see what happens."

Regé-Jean Page, who played Daphne's lover and eventual husband Simon Basset, left the role after the first season and has said on multiple occasions that he has no plans to reprise the role.

Last year, Page told Variety that he was happy for the producers to recast him in future seasons. He also told Variety in 2021 that he always planned to do one season.

Page said that the show's producers told him: "It's a one-season arc. It's going to have a beginning, middle, end – give us a year."

"[I thought] 'That's interesting,' because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on," he added.

The second season focused on a new main couple, Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Daphne returned with her child with Simon, but Page's character was conveniently away.

Season three will again focus on a new couple, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan).

Last year, new "Bridgerton" showrunner Jess Brownell told Variety last year that Daphne, Anthony, and Kate would all appear in the next season.

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