Netflix has confirmed that series three of Bridgerton will stray away from the books it is based on - but it's great news for fans of 'Polin'.
The streaming service has confirmed the third instalment of the popular show will focus on the love story of Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. The actress who plays Penelope herself, Nicola Coughlan, also made an announcement at the FYSEE panel in Los Angeles over the weekend, but the streaming giant has now confirmed the news itself on social media, Yorkshire Live reports.
If the period drama had followed the books, written by Julia Quinn, the next story would have been focused on the second eldest Bridgerton brother, Benedict. However, series three will instead tie in with the fourth book, Romancing Mr Bridgerton.
A notice was shared on the Bridgerton social media accounts, saying: "Dearest Readers, It is only fair that in this author's third year chronicling the marriage mart, Mayfair's social season should find its focus on a third son... as well as a third daughter.
"This author can confirm that the upcoming season shall follow none other than the budding relationship between Mr. Colin Bridgerton and one Miss Penelope Featherington. With Penelope's days as a wallflower wearing thin, will she finally take bloom? Time will tell, and as always, so will this author. Yours Truly, Lady Whistledown".
Netflix UK and Ireland added: "Bridgerton S3 will follow the budding relationship between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. Great news for Polin fans and friends-to-lovers truthers!"
Since the explosive end of the second series, speculation was rife amongst fans as to who would be the next couple to take centre stage on the show. Many fans of the book series had spotted clues that Colin and Pen's story was being set up by the writers, especially when Colin was seen telling his friends he would never marry Penelope - which is very similar to a scene at the start of their book.
Nicola took to Instagram to tell her two million followers the news. Sharing a picture of herself with Luke Newton, who plays Colin. The caption read: "Like Lady Whistledown I've been keeping quite a big secret for quite a long time... but I can finally tell you that @bridgertonnetflix Season Three is Colin and Penelope's Story".
Luke also shared the announcement to his 917k followers on Instagram saying: "Looks like the cats out of the bag! @bridgertonnetflix Season 3 will follow the story of Colin & Pen! See you all soon xx".
You can stream series one and two of Bridgerton over on Netflix.
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