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Everything we know about Bridgerton season 4

Who will be next to wed?
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The Ton is already desperate for a morsel of gossip about Bridgerton season 4 – even though season 3 has only just premiered. And the question on everyone’s lips: who will be taking the lead? While the book order no longer serves as a guide, fans are speculating which Bridgerton sibling’s love life will take centre stage.

From the scandals to the secrets, do not fret, dear readers. Here’s everything you need to know about Bridgerton season 4.

Everyone wants to know: Which Bridgerton sibling’s romance will bloom in season 4? (Image: Netflix)

Will there be a Bridgerton season 4?

Yes! Netflix renewed Bridgerton for season 3 and season 4 all the way back in 2021 when season 2 was being filmed. And plans haven’t changed – Nicola Coughlin recently confirmed that season 4 is still a go.

Is Eloise’s love story next?

Eloise Bridgerton would make a fantastic lead for season 4!

Maybe! Claudia Jessie, who portrays Eloise Bridgerton, hinted that if she is taking the lead, her co-stars have shown her how it’s done.

“Phoebe [Dynevor] took it on really beautifully. She did such an incredible job kicking off this show,” Jessie said about season 1.

“And Johnny [Jonathan Bailey] and Simone [Ashley] and obviously, Regé [Regé-Jean Page] from season one as well and then Nicola and Luke,” she added.

However, it’s still up for speculation if Eloise’s love story is next. In the same interview, she claimed that even she didn’t know whose steamy romance would rock the Ton in season 4.

Which sibling will Bridgerton season 4 be about?

Will Eloise or Benedict take the lead in the next season?

It’s still up in the air as to who the next season will be about. The cast, for one, has remained especially tight-lipped. And Netflix hasn’t announced the focus for season 4 either.

However, there were some clues in Colin and Penelope’s season that significantly point to the second-eldest Bridgerton taking the lead, Benedict.

For one, we learn in the final episode of season 3 that Eloise, played by Claudia Jessie, will be accompanying her newlywed sister Francesca (Hannah Dodd) and her husband John Stirling, Earl of Kilmartin (Victor Alli) to Scotland. So despite chit-chat around Eloise taking the lead, it’s likely not going to happen in season 4.

And while the producers are clearly building up Francesca’s story, with the controversial introduction of Michaela Stirling (Masali Baduza), it seems more fitting that she will take the lead in season 5 or 6 at this point.

Benedict (Luke Thompson), on the other hand, seems perfectly ripe for season 4. Season 3 saw him exploring ‘infinite love’ and wondering what his true purpose is. It’s something he discusses with Eloise on the swings in season 3, saying, “It feels right now that the next thing I might learn may change me entirely.” Sounds pretty telling to us!

Luke Newton, who plays Colin Bridgerton, also alluded to the fact that Benedict’s story might take the lead in season 4 earlier this year. In an interview with  L’Beaute Homme, he said, “I love Benedict’s story, this season is very free and I think it’s a very nice place to be on the set. He is a free spirit and a kind of rebel. I can’t wait to see Benedict’s story next season.”

What does Benedict have to say? Well, when he was asked on The View in June, the Bridgerton star said, “The honest answer is ‘I don’t know’, but I know it’s so lovely [and] one of the best things about TV jobs is you get to really explore a character long-form like that and sort of fill him in slowly.”

He added that, “It’d be really great to dive in” but “We’ll have to wait and see.”

What book is Bridgerton season 4 based on?

Book four, titled Romancing Mister Bridgerton, details Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington – the leads in season 3. The original book order had the second eldest Bridgerton brother Benedict’s romance take centre stage over its third installment entitled An Offer From a Gentleman.

With the popular Netflix series no longer following Julia Quinn’s original book series order, fans are left guessing and hoping for clues in season 3 of Bridgerton.

When will season 4 premiere?

It’s anyone’s guess at this point. Season 4 was already in production in April 2024. But filming has yet to begin. So, stay tuned!

Bridgerton favourites Violet, Eloise, Anthony and Benedict will definitely be back for season 4.

Which actors will be returning to Bridgerton season 4?

Netflix has yet to confirm the official Bridgerton season 4 cast. However, if the previous seasons are any indication, then fans will be happy to see a lot of familiar faces return. Coughlin, for one, recently confirmed that she will be returning to season 4 alongside Newton, resuming their roles as Penny and Colin. The pair had some incredible chemistry on and off set. It will be great to see them back in action in the fourth season.

In addition, characters like Benedict, Eloise, Francesca, Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh), Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), Hyacinth (Florence Hunt), Gregory (Will Tilston) and the voice behind Lady Whistledown (Julie Andrews), who are central to the storyline, are sure to be regulars throughout the season.

Where can you watch season 4?

Upon its release, season 4 will be available to stream on Netflix. In the meantime, Bridgerton fans can get their Regency-era romance fix by rewatching seasons 1 and 2 and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, which are currently on the streaming platform. Season 3 will be released in two parts, with the first half premiering on May 16, 2024. The second went live on June 13.

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