Bridgerton's Jonathan Bailey Teases "Tantalizing" Season 3

Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey teased how Luke Netwon and Nicola Coughlan are “bringing the heat” for season three.

By Corinne Heller Nov 17, 2023 7:02 PMTags
Watch: Simone Ashley Talks Bridgerton Season 3: "SUPER Steamy"

Dear reader, you'll absolutely burn for the upcoming third season of Bridgerton.

At least, that's Jonathan Bailey's guarantee. After all, Netflix's steamy historical romantic drama series next installment follows the love story of his character Anthony Bridgerton's brother Colin (Luke Newton) and longtime friend Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), a.k.a gossip writer Lady Whistledown.

"It's going to be tantalizing," the actor teased to E! News' Francesca Amiker at the GQ Men of the Year event Nov. 16. "It's going to be good. And also, my brother Luke Newton is bringing the heat with Nicola. So it's going to be great."

He's not the only one who thinks so, either. Back in October 2022, Simone Ashleywhose Kate Sharma fell for Bailey's Anthony during season two—promised that next season is "super steamy."

"I'm very happy when I'm reading the scripts," she told E! News at the time. "When I receive them, I've got a beaming smile on my face."

Bridgerton Season 3: Everything to Know

Even Lady Whistledown thinks it'll be the diamond of the season.

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"Penelope returns to London determined to become a new woman with a new independence," Coughlan previously shared. "Both Colin and Pen have done some growing up. And only time will tell how their friendship will develop."

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Bridgerton season three is set to start streaming in 2024, Adjoa Andoh, who plays Lady Danbury, told Hello! last month.

Until then, check out the first look photos below...

Sharing a Glance

Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin (Luke Newton) take center stage as the duo to watch in season three of Bridgerton.

Looking For His Place in This World

Fans will get the chance to get more insight into Colin Bridgerton's personality this season.

"Colin is a curious person," co-executive producer Betsy Beers explained. "And I think he feels that his answers are out there somewhere, which is why you sense this pushing and pulling and, ultimately, confusion. He's in a tough spot, being the third son. In a world where you only need an heir and a spare, Colin doesn't know where he fits—and he's constantly looking to transform himself.

A Longing Look

Penelope is "grown up" now, Nicola shared in June 2023, adding it was "definitely different this time around" as all eyes are on her journey from Lady Whistledown to leading lady. 

Day Dreaming—or Plotting

The actress has known for a while that she'll be the focus. 

"I've known for, like, two weeks into filming season two, so I had a lot of time to adjust to it," she told E! News' Justin Sylvester and Loni Love in May 2022. "But then, you know, last night when they were like, ‘The news is coming out. You can talk about it,' I was like, ‘I don't want to. I'm too scared.' When I say it out, it makes it real."

The Dashing Bridgerton

One more secret about season three? It appears another extravagant ball will be taking place: London's Osterley Park estate was seen in July totally made-over with white flowers, Regency-era carriages and purple decorations seemingly for filming. Colin better have his dance moves perfected!

Hands Touch, Eyes Meet

Penelope and Colin share an intimate moment as she assists him with a cut to his hand. 

One of the Ton's Many Soirées

Colin and Penelope tease their romance at one of the ton’s soirées.

A New Suitor

Colin has competition when Lord Debling (Sam Phillips) begins vying for Penelope's hand. 

Leaving the Nest

Penelope learns to spread her wings after distancing herself from her overbearing family. 

Super Steamy Season

Jonathan Bailey is looking forward to seeing where season three takes the Bridgertons.

"It's going to be tantalizing," the actor teased to E! News' Francesca Amiker at the GQ Men of the Year in November. "It's going to be good. And also, my brother Luke Newton is bringing the heat with Nicola. So it's going to be great."

And Simone Ashley couldn't agree more.

"I'm very happy when I'm reading the scripts," she told E! News at the time. "When I receive them, I've got a beaming smile on my face."

Gentlemen's Night

Colin enjoys a night out with his older brother Benedict, still an eligible bachelor himself. 

New (Marriage) Season, New Eloise

The second oldest Bridgerton daughter decides to put her best foot forward when it comes to finding a suitor. 

Mother Knows Best

Bridgerton's third youngest Francesca (Hannah Dodd) returns to London. 

A Family Affair

The Bridgerton's gather for an important occasion. But just what, viewers will have to wait and see...

A New Place in the Ton

Will Mondrich (Martins Imhangbe) and his family grapple with their new reality after being gifted a new title. 

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