The Netflix series will no longer follow the original Julia Quinn books.
The Bridgerton will emancipate! The Netflix series will distance itself from Julia Quinn’s books, after a much less successful season 2 than the first and which failed to generate the same buzz.
So, there are going to be some adjustments behind the scenes. We already know that creator Chris Van Dusen has resigned as showrunner to make way for Jess Brownell: “Bridgerton will always have a special place in my heart and i think i did what i set out to do… But it’s time for me to move on“, he said last March to RadioTimes.
Today, we learn that the plot of season 3 will not be that of Volume 3 by Julia Quinn, since it will focus on the love story of Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington ( Nicola Coughlan), a revealed the actress at a convention this weekend. In the literary saga, Colin is only the protagonist of the 4th novel. It is Benedict Bridgerton, his eldest brother, who has the honors of the 3rd. We don’t know if the two will be mixed or if Benedict’s story will be pushed back to season 4…
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In any case, it clearly marks a change in approach to adapting the source material. Maybe to give a boost to the series.
Until now, The Bridgerton Chronicle had followed Julia Quinn’s books almost to the letter, first following Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon (Regé-Page Jean), then Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathon Bailey) and Kate (Simone Ashley).