Hannah Dodd, seen in Anatomy of a Scandal, replaces Ruby Stokes.
Here is a crisp news for the gazette of Lady Whistledown: season 3 of The Bridgerton Chronicles will do a recast! Within the family of Daphne and Anthony!
Francesca Bridgerton, sixth child of Lady Violet, will change her mind, in season 3, after Hannah Dodd – recently crossed on Netflix in Anatomy of a Scandal – was recruited to take over from Ruby Stokes, present from the start, but now engaged elsewhere, in the series Lockwood & Co. from Netflix, where she will star.
The only thing the Ton loves more than a scandal is a celebration. Do joyfully welcome the newest member to the Bridgerton family. 🐝 https://t.co/JmNiWabD3C
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) May 12, 2022
Francesca – absent on screen in season 1 until the last episode – was destined to play a bigger role in season 2 of The Bridgerton Chronicle, released at the beginning of the year. But Stokes had to leave after filming just three episodes due to his commitment to Lockwood & Co..
“I love Francesca, but we lost her in the middle of season 2”, explained showrunner Chris Van Dusen to TVLine. “After exhausting all other options, she unfortunately had to leave the cast for reasons beyond our control. Maybe Season 3 will do better.”
Described as a kid”a bit mysterious”Francesca Bridgerton is still a very young girl “of a reserved nature“. In the novels, his character does not come to the fore until the sixth volume, entitled “When He Was Wicked”.
The character should keep, whatever happens, a small secondary role in season 3 of The Bridgerton Chroniclewhich will be filmed this summer.