Bridgerton season 3 part 2 release date and everything else we know so far

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Bridgerton season 3 part 1 is now out on streaming with four new episodes for fans to enjoy. However, if you're anything like us and you've already binged them all, you'll be wanting to know exactly when the show will be back for more. We've got four more episodes left in season 3, and based on that cliffhanger, there is a lot left to resolve. 

Below, we get into exactly what goes down in part 1 with Colin (Luke Newton) and Penelope (Nicola Coughlan), as we give you all the details about the Netflix hit's impending return. We've also got release dates, cast news, and the latest quotes from those involved too. Get your quills ready, we're heading back to Regency London.

Bridgerton season 3 release date 

Bridgerton season 3 first look

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Bridgerton season 3 part 2 will be released on June 13, a month after the first episodes arrived on May 16.

Bridgerton season 3 trailer

The full Bridgerton season 3 trailer is out above, but if you're looking for a specific part 2 trailer, you'll be waiting a little while longer for that to come online. It is, however, available to watch at the end of part 1 on Netflix.

"Colin is engaged to Penelope Featherington," Hyacinth beams as we see the family's first reactions to the news. However, it seems not everyone is so thrilled... Eloise warns Penelope that she must tell Colin the truth about her being Lady Whistledown, or she herself will reveal it. Not only this, but the Queen has issued a reward for the gossiper's identity too. It seems like time is running out for dear Pen...

Bridgerton season 3 plot

Nicola Coughlan in Bridgerton

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Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn's series of eight books, following each of the eight siblings as they find love. The first part of season 3 follows the storyline of Pen's and Colin's book reasonably closely. Following on from their fallout in season 2, the third season begins as the pair reconcile when Pen decides she needs to find a husband to get out from under her family's thumb. 

She enlists Colin's help, and it works pretty well when she attracts the attention of some suitors. However, Whistledown soon outs her plan, leaving her pushed back into the shadows. One evening, Colin comes to visit her and she asks him for a kiss, fearing she may never be kissed if not. He obliges, and it changes everything for Colin who soon finds he cannot stop thinking about her.

Meanwhile, though, Penelope has begun being courted by Lord Debling, who plans to propose to her. On the eve of the ball, Colin shows up and tries to win Pen over, resulting in Debling becoming concerned about their attachment to each other. Pen leaves the ball in tears, getting into a carriage home, only to be pursued by Colin. He admits his feelings for her and things get pretty heated. Bridgerton season 3 part 1 ends with Colin proposing to her. 

Based on the first trailer, it seems part 2 will pick up right from here. However, it seems Pen's secret will hold her back. As both the Queen and Eloise try to force her to reveal she's Lady Whistledown, our heroine looks very overwhelmed. Not good at all for wedded bliss...

Bridgerton season 3 cast

Benedict in Bridgerton season 2

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There's been some casting shake-ups in Bridgerton season 3. Netflix confirmed that Francesca Bridgerton had been recast as original star Ruby Stokes had to leave the show. This came after being cast as the lead in Netflix series Lockwood & Co. She's been replaced by Anatomy of a Scandal and Eternals star Hannah Dodd. Daphne star Phoebe Dynevor also doesn't star in the latest season.

As for the rest of the cast, here's who is back:

  • Luke Newton - Colin Bridgerton
  • Nicola Coughlan - Penelope Featherington
  • Jonathan Bailey - Anthony Bridgerton
  • Simone Ashley - Kate Bridgerton
  • Luke Newton - Benedict Bridgerton
  • Ruth Gemmell - Violet Bridgerton
  • Golda Rosheuvel - Queen Charlotte,
  • Adjoa Andoh - Agatha
  • Julie Andrews - Lady Whistledown
  • Daniel Francis - Marcus Anderson
  • Sam Phillips - Lord Debling
  • James Phoon - Harry Dankworth
  • Hannah New - Lady Tilley Arnold

While we wait for more information on Bridgerton season 3 part 2, why not check out our list of best Netflix shows to watch right now.

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.