Pining for Season Four of Netflix’s Bridgerton? Here’s everything we know so far

Including which Bridgerton sibling will be the lead!

After three dramatically sexy seasons, fans of Netflix’s Bridgerton will be thrilled to know that Season Four is in the works — although it probably won’t hit screens for a long while yet.

The streaming service simultaneously renewed the hit series for a third and fourth season back in 2021.

And since the third instalment’s final episodes dropped on Netflix on June 13 to rave reviews, it’s understandable that fans are clamouring for any details they can get on the next chapter.

So, what do we know?

Luke Newton (Colin) and Nicola Coughlan (Penelope). Netflix.

When will Bridgerton Season Four be released?

Unfortunately, Bridgerton die-hards will have to get their Regency fix by rewatching existing seasons for the time being.

Yep, showrunner Jess Brownell told The Hollywood Reporter that production is a lengthy process, so we may not see Season Four for another two years.

Say what?!

“We are working to try and put the seasons out more quickly, but they do take eight months to film, then they have to be edited, then they have to be dubbed into every language,” she explained.

“And the writing takes a very long time as well, so we’re kind of on a two-year pace. We’re trying to speed up but somewhere in that range.”

Which Bridgerton sibling will feature in Season Four?

While Brownell didn’t let slip which of the Bridgerton siblings will be at the forefront of the upcoming season, fans think Season Three lead Luke Newton spilled the tea in a recent interview.

In May, Newton spoke to L’Beaute Homme about his character’s brother Benedict, who is played by Luke Thompson.

Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton. Netflix.

“I love Benedict’s storyline this season, he is very free and I think that is a very nice place to sit on set,” he said.

“He is a free spirit and kind of a rebel. I can’t wait to see Benedict’s story next season.”

So, we’ll take that as confirmation!

Who is in the cast?

With high hopes that Benedict’s love story is the focus of Season Four, Thompson will certainly appear.

While there’s no word yet on who will play his future betrothed, Sophie Beckett (as per the book, An Offer from a Gentleman), we do know that Nicola Coughlan and Newton will return as fans’ beloved Polin.

“They’ve told us we’re back for season four, which is super lovely,” Coughlan confirmed to The Wrap.

“It’ll be exciting. [We’ll] pop back and have some fun for sure.”

The Bridgertons. Netflix.

Masali Baduza has also joined the show as Lord Kilmartin’s cousin Michaela Stirling.

As for the rest of the Bridgerton clan, we can expect Claudia Jessie (Elosie), Ruth Gemmell (Violet), Hannah Dodd (Francesca), Florence Hunt (Hyacinth) and Will Tilston (Gregory) back for Season Four.

At this stage, it’s unclear whether Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley will reappear as Anthony and Kate.

Stream Bridgerton Season One — Three on Netflix now.

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