• 'Bridgerton' season 3 will be split into two parts
  • The third season is "ultra-sexy"
  • Part 1 will premiere on May 16, 2024

Get your fans and fainting couches ready, dear readers, because the Ton is abuzz with the latest scorching scoop! Shondaland's hit series 'Bridgerton' is cranking up the heat with an "ultra-sexy" third season, and it's coming back in two sizzling installments. Mark your calendars for a spring fling with Part 1 premiering on May 16, 2024, and Part 2 following hot on its heels on June 13, 2024. With eight episodes in total, this season promises to be a feast of romance and scandal!

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Love, secrets, and #Polin: "Penelope"s quest in season 3

The season will sashay around the simmering romance between "Penelope Featherington" (Nicola Coughlan) and "Colin Bridgerton" (Luke Newton), the pair that's got everyone hashtagging #Polin. "Penelope"s done pining over "Colin" after his less-than-charming remarks last season. She's on the hunt for a hubby who'll let her keep her secret identity as the notorious "Lady Whistledown" under wraps. But her quest for a match is more flop than fabulous.

Enter "Colin," back from his travels with a new swagger and a mission to thaw "Penelope"s icy treatment of him. He's offering to coach her in confidence, but as "Penelope" starts turning heads, "Colin"s got to confront his real feelings. Is it just friendship, or is there a spark waiting to ignite?

Meanwhile, "Penelope"s got drama with her BFF "Eloise" (Claudia Jessie), and her rising star in society makes her "Whistledown" alter ego harder to hide.

Last year, the first episode's title, "Out of the Shadows," was revealed, with "Lady Whistledown" (voiced by the incomparable Julie Andrews) teasing us with her opening narration. "Dearest gentle reader, we’ve been apart for far too long," she purrs, setting the stage for a season where not every debutante will bask in the spotlight.

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So, prepare for a season of thrills, spills, and frills as 'Bridgerton' brings back the drama, the passion, and the fabulous frocks. Will "Penelope" and "Colin"s dance of love end in a swoon-worthy dip, or will secrets and scandals send them spinning apart? Only time will tell, but one thing's for certain—it's going to be a season to remember!