Bridgerton season 3: New Zealand trailer and release date

Dedicated fans of Bridgerton, Netflix’s lush, swooningly romantic period drama period drama that smashed viewing records back when it debuted on Christmas Day, 2020, already know that the series was granted both a third and fourth season when season two was still in production. Still, waiting for news of the release date has been as sweetly agonising as anticipating the arrival of a scented letter from a paramour.

When is Bridgerton season 3 being released in New Zealand?

Bridgerton season three hits Netflix in New Zealand on May 16. Well, the first four episodes do, at any rate – you’ll have to wait until June 13 for the back half of this season.

What is Bridgerton season 3 about?

Based on the beloved series of novels by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton follows the fortunes and follies of the titular family as their eight grown children navigate the competitive world of Regency high society in search of love, social advantage, and the odd spot of revenge.

This season puts the spotlight on Penelope Featherington’s  (Nicola Coughlan) search for a suitable husband following season two’s finale, when she overheard her long-time crush, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) disparaging her. And, as fans already know, Penelope is secretly Lady Whistledown, the pseudonymous author of the gossip pamphlet that documents the lives of London’s most prominent high society dons and doyennes.

The cast of Bridgerton season 3

Nicola Coughlan is Penelope Featherington, Luke Newton is Colin Bridgerton, Claudia Jessie is Eloise Bridgerton, Luke Thompson is Benedict Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell is Violet Bridgerton, Florence Hunt is Hyacinth Bridgerton, Will Tilston is Gregory Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey is Anthony Bridgerton and Simone Ashley is Kate Bridgerton. That’s a lot of Bridgertons.

Also returning are Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jessica Madsen, Martins Imhangbe, Hugh Sachs, Emma Naomi, Kathryn Drysdale, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, and Polly Walker.

Bridgerton season 3 trailer

Why we’re excited about Bridgerton 3

The tangled lives and suppressed passions of the 19th century gliteratti never fails to engross.