TV and Movies·Updated on Sep 20, 2022"Bridgerton" Just Revealed A Bunch Of New Cast Members And Plot Details For Season 3More Kate Sharma, or I will cause a scene.by Evelina Zaragoza MedinaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Kate and Anthony will be back. Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection Personally, nothing is more important to me than #Kanthony. Thankfully, Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey have both confirmed they are returning for the third season. Jonathan has said he plans to be at every Bridgerton sibling's wedding, and Simone wants Season 3 to show Kate's adjustment to being the new viscountess. One thing they both agree on: They want Kate and Anthony to have their first baby! MAKE IT HAPPEN, SHOW. 2. And so will Daphne! Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection Showrunner Jess Brownell said that we'll keep seeing Daphne in the third season, but she wouldn't reveal how much. Hopefully it'll be at least as much as we saw her in Season 2! 3. Season 3 is going to focus on the relationship between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, and it will be based on Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. Bridgerton @bridgerton Mr. Colin Bridgerton, perhaps your eyes are giving away what your lips are too scared to say. 06:58 PM - 08 Jul 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @bridgerton Penelope has been pining after this man since the show's very first episode, so it'll be a relief to see her patience (and ours) pay off. And sorry to anyone who disagrees, but Colin's long lingering glances in Penelope's direction are NOT entirely platonic. They're just not! 4. This means that the show is officially no longer following the order of the books. Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection The third book in the Bridgerton series is An Offer from a Gentleman, which centers Benedict. Romancing Mr. Brigerton is the fourth book. 5. The plan, according to Shonda Rhimes, is for the show to get to each sibling's love story and have eight seasons, so there's no need to worry about Benedict. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix 6. Even though he won't be the romantic lead in Season 3, Benedict will still be important. Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection Jess Brownell said that even though the show isn't getting to his love story just yet, Benedict will still be "a vital part of Season 3." I can only hope this means we'll get more scenes of Benedict being high on tea. 7. Penelope and Eloise will address their big fight at the end of Season 2 at some point. Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection It doesn't seem like it'll be a quick resolution, though, since Eloise will have found "a new friend in a very unlikely place." It pains me to think to these two besties at odds with each other, but I'm curious to see what Eloise will do now that she knows Penelope is Lady Whistledown. 8. Filming has already started! Bridgerton @bridgerton I spy the makings of a new social season. By the looks of things, it would seem the third installment of Bridgerton is officially underway. 02:30 PM - 20 Jul 2022 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @bridgerton / Via Twitter: @bridgerton 9. The cast haven't gotten scripts for all eight episodes, but Nicola Coughlan said she knows the outline for the whole season. David M. Benett / Dave Benett / Getty Images for Netflix 10. Penelope is going to start the season officially giving up her crush on Colin Bridgerton. Liam Daniel / Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection And she'll be focused on "finding a husband who will respect her independence" so she can keep being Lady Whistledown and get away from her family. 11. As for Colin, he'll be disappointed to find that Penelope is giving him the cold shoulder when he returns from his travels. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix Which he'll DESERVE after what he said about her at the end of Season 2. In order to win back her friendship, Colin will make the incredibly questionable decision to help Pen "boost her confidence" so she can attract "the perfect husband." The perfect husband is YOU, dummy. 12. The book contains multiple references to Penelope losing weight, but the show is (thankfully) not including that storyline. Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection Which is great, because implying that Penelope could only get Colin's attention after losing weight is stupid, inaccurate, and boring. 13. However, Nicola Coughlan did say that her costumes would look a bit different this season. Netflix During an interview with Women's Wear Daily, she teased that we might see Penelope in a new color palette and that her dresses would be cut differently. 14. We have a new Francesca Bridgerton! Netflix/Courtesy Everett Collection / Getty Images Hannah Dodd has joined the cast as Francesca Bridgerton, replacing Ruby Stokes. 15. The show has cast a few new characters, starting with Daniel Francis as Marcus Anderson, a "charismatic presence who lights up any room he enters." Amanda Edwards / Getty Images He'll be "attracting the notice of certain matriarchs in the town — and the ire of others." 16. Sam Philips will be playing Lord Debling, a lord with "eccentric interests (and enough wealth for anyone to overlook them)." Gregg Deguire / Getty Images 17. And James Phoon will appear as Harry Dankworth, a man who isn't smart, but makes up for it with "serious good looks." View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jamesphoon_ / Via instagram.com 18. Filming will likely go on "well into the new year," and they've finished about two episodes so far. 19. In which case, we can expect the show to come back at some point in 2023...but not too early. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix If you really want to obsess over it, Season 2 came out exactly one year and three months after Season 1. If Season 3 follows the same schedule, we should expect it around June 2023—but let's manifest an earlier release. 20. And finally, Regé-Jean Page will NOT be returning to the show, despite initial rumors to the contrary. He even said that the show is "free to do as they like" with regards to recasting his role. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Netflix DAMMIT.