BridgetonThe first two love stories from managed to sweep us off our feet and plunge us into the world of romance. I absolutely loved the story of Daphne and Simon. As for Anthony and Kate, the slow burn almost killed me. But of course their chemistry is undeniable and I totally ship them!
The stories for each couple are based on a series of books by author Julia Quinn. Each of the eight books focuses on one of the eight Bridgerton siblings and their journey to love. While the show followed Daphne’s story in season 1 like book 1, then Anthony’s in season 2 for book 2, they changed the order for season 3.
the third book An offer from a gentleman, is all about Benedict Bridgerton. So we thought the show would continue its trend. But that is not the case. Bridgeton Season 3 skips to the fourth book, A romance with Mister Bridgertonto focus on the love story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.
Why is Bridgerton skipping Season 3?
Of course there is a reason for this change, and I think it’s a good one. Showrunner Jess Brownell, who has taken on the role from Chris Van Dusen, spoke to Variety about the show’s reasons for continuing with the fourth book storyline.
The main reason is that we became so familiar with the characters, especially Penelope. We invest in them and who they are. Waiting until Season 4 to tell this couple’s story might feel like too long for show fans. Compared to Polin, we didn’t see Benedict much other than his search for his artistic identity. I adore Benedict and can’t wait to hear his story, but I don’t mind waiting a little longer for his.
Here’s what Brownell said to Variety:
I feel like, especially in the final season, there are those moments of tension between them where it’s like Colin is pushing the limit and almost realizing that Penelope has feelings for him but doesn’t quite get there. Rather than treading water with that dynamic, we wanted to push them into their season. It really felt like the perfect moment to pitch.
I like this move and can understand why the Netflix show chose to go down this route. It will also be very nice to see Colin finally notice Penelope. Especially in Season 2, it broke my heart every time we saw her faint hope that he would finally notice her, only he didn’t. Penelope deserves better!
While this is a deviation, we must remember that the series is an adaptation. Often shows and movies based on books try to stay as true to the original work as possible, but an adaptation is an adaptation. You can change things and change plots and stories. And the show actually has certain elements from the start.
In a surprising twist, we learned at the end of season one that Penelope herself is Lady Whistledown. I honestly thought this was a series secret that wasn’t revealed in the first season! In the books, we don’t actually find out it’s Pen until Book 4 – A romance with Mister Bridgerton.
The second season also deviates greatly from the books when it comes to Anthony and Kate’s love story. There wasn’t all this slow-moving business, Anthony isn’t that far in his courtship with Edwina, and Anthony and Kate are actually getting married because they’re trapped in a compromising position.
Rest assured, Benedict fans. Though we don’t get his story just yet, the Bridgerton brother will still be a “vital part” of season three.
Bridgeton Seasons 1 and 2 will stream on Netflix.
https://netflixlife.com/2022/05/16/heres-bridgerton-season-3-jumping-ahead-colin-penelopes-story/ Because of this, Bridgerton season 3 jumps ahead to the story of Colin and Penelope