Nicola Coughlan confirmed that the upcoming third season of Bridgerton will focus on the love story between her character, Penelope, and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).
“Like Lady Whistledown, I have been keeping a secret for quite some time, and I can confirm to you all that season 3 is Colin and Penelope’s love story,” she said.
“I have kept that secret since two weeks into season 2. This is the first time I am saying it here,” she added.
Penelope and Colin’s possible courtship has been teased since early in season 1 of Bridgerton.
The pair have built a strong connection, and Penelope eagerly awaits the day Colin sees her as more than a friend.
Toward the end of season 2, Penelope suffered heartbreak when she overheard Colin tell a group of friends that he’d “never dreamt of courting” Penelope.
Newton said season 3 may focus on the heartbreaking comment and how it affects Penelope, as well as their friendship to love journey.