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bethedragons

Everyone else: you have to tune in to find out! Simone: it’s Colin and Pen. One year later. Me and the viscount are still hot as fuck and we’re running shit. see you guys soon


LossBubbly2793

Lol this comment has me dead 😂😂


twosideslikechanel

I love her sm 😭💖


Pure-Zookeepergame-4

Simone Ashley is the Tom Holland of Bridgerton!


GotLittUp

LOL I know some people think the actors don't know anything but Simone clearly knows stuff! That's why I believe her when she says whose season is next


fuckingtruthbearer

i think all the actors knew about who is gonna be next sibling since season 2 was out or even before that. They were just trying to create mystery. 🤷


pandapanpan

A mystery for us all to tune in but we were going to tune in regardless!


susannagasty

Ahahahaha she’s gonna stream the first 20 minutes of season 3 at the premiere I’m betting it ahahahahaha


bhnguyen20

I was just going to say this!


putkigoddess20

I’m so here for her being the Tom Holland of our fandom. YES QUEEN TELL US ALLL!


chantillycan

My thoughts exactly 😂😂


Ill-Conclusion6571

My first thought


groovygirl858

This was my thought and I *love* it. We have *got* to make sure she keeps getting interviewed.


mastiff925

There goes my last hope that it was gonna be Benedict's... I wonder who are the ones getting married 👀


wanderingrh

Shonda and team are going to have to do a helluva job getting everyone invested in Polin, and have their relationship believable after where they ended in Season 2. If you didn’t read the books it’s just not believable at this point, and frankly even though Benedict hasn’t gotten as much attention I’d still rather see his love story than Colin and Pen’s.


PrivateSpeaker

I would also rather watch Ben but I also feel like Polin has had enough build up for a romance - it's two seasons already, and other couples have to do it in one season! So I think it will happen quite interestingly, Colin already seemed a little interested in Pen but he hasn't accepted / admitted it to himself yet.


BukkitsOfOrcSemen

I think (and hope) we will kind of get both. Based on Benedict's book timeline.


wanderingrh

I would definitely prefer that over Polin as the focus with more featherington side plots. Multiple romances occurring at once wouldn’t be bad.


Serendipity_Panda

I was hoping we’d get part one of Francesca (with John) since that happens before Polin I believe.


BukkitsOfOrcSemen

Yea they need to get the ball rolling with her. You know, like seeing her for more than one minute per season.


cIumsythumbs

How on Earth did Francesca not even get a mention during Anthony/Edwina's wedding at the friggin palace? Like, not even a throw-away line about how she is overseas or some such BS. It's like she doesn't even exist.


Serendipity_Panda

I’m currently reading her book and quite like it, but non-book readers aren’t going to be interested in her season of then dont start introducing and explaining her. I read that they wanted to expand her character a bit more this season, but the actress was more focused on her other Netflix show. If she can’t commit to Bridgerton, it’s not too late to recast her.


austenQ

They will need to show Fran and John at some point too.


[deleted]

Maybe they'll make half the season Kanthony. And use them to cqrry Polin. Like how. Beyoncé and Bruno Mars had to carry Coldplay at the half time show.


[deleted]

You say that but most people Like Pen and Colin outside book purists aside from having difficulty believing she’s LW. Polls don’t lie.


wanderingrh

Oh I don’t dislike them, although I am least interested in their storyline. It just seems like it’d be rushed going from where they are to marriage in 8 episodes, but maybe the season doesn’t end in marriage and more of a confirmation that they love each other.


itstimegeez

People said the exact same thing about Anthony and they were wrong. I believe you’ll be wrong about this.


Ok-Plankton-7369

Sorry I haven’t read the books, do you mind explaining? What major developments haven’t happened yet?


wanderingrh

Sorry I could have worded it better, I too have not read the books and was saying from a show-only view it would feel like a lot to go from where they are now to married by the end of S3.


Ok-Plankton-7369

Ahh, I see! I haven’t read the books but I think Colin and Pen can get there if there’s an entire season dedicated to them. Colin and Penelope already have more history than Saphone or Kathony did at the beginning of their seasons.


BukkitsOfOrcSemen

Remember. In Benedict's story >! he meets his love first, then they are parted for THREE YEARS. I think it will be shorter but they could introduce them and leave a time jump for him to pine over her and maybe even see what happens to her during that time as well. !<


Fine_Following_2559

>!It's also possible that he already met her, we just don't know about it and they'll just do a flashback to maybe Daphne's first season or something where he saw her.!<


Misslieness

That would feel like such a cop out imo. Especially since we've seen him in scenes "since" and he's clearly not pining after losing her.


Fine_Following_2559

We don't know that he's not pining. So far his storyline has been focused on his art. And there have been times when he seemed melancholy. Just cuz he still has a healthy sex drive doesn't mean that he's not >!pining for the woman he wants to marry that he saw exactly once at a ball.!<


BukkitsOfOrcSemen

Yea but the scene is everything. >!It's like a reverse slow burn where the best part comes before all the rest. Insta-love is hard to do well but it's important that is monumental. It shakes Benedict to the core. !< They can't just gloss over that.


Fine_Following_2559

I'm not really interested in waiting two seasons just for a slow burn. I think they did a great job with the slow burn with Anthony and Kate in S2 in actually less than 8 full episodes.


aho-kun

agree with this .ben met the woman whom he feels connected to and understand him , who sees him more than just being a spare, for him meeting the >!sophie!< was life changing. In S1 and s2 he seems happy go lucky guy who would sleep with just any woman if they already met before those happen that will lessen the impact of their story.


Misslieness

I'm just saying I would be very disappointed if we didn't get his internal strife for not knowing who the woman who captured his soul is. Like we know the depths of Anthony's love even through the season because we saw it. We saw him not able to tear his thoughts away from Kate and she wasn't a total mystery. All we get from Benedict is goof and art and sometimes a random burst of brotherly wisdom. Nothing to suggest a man struggling with this soul-burning interest.


Fife-

I initially thought he'd might meet her during season 2's final ball and we'd get a flashback of said meeting during episode 1 of season 3. After Benedict's final scenes and the Featherington ball not being masked it doesn't seem as likely anymore, but I'd still love it if they were to do that


Fine_Following_2559

I think for the story to work it definitely has to >!be a masquerade though. And I don't think we have seen a masquerade yet.!<


Fife-

Maybe a flashback to another ball we haven't seen yet? So they can jump right into the pining. Though technically they could do the ball in episode 1 and then do a montage to show some passing of time


Fine_Following_2559

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking.


itstimegeez

Nah if they were going to do that they’d have just included it in season one.


mastiff925

This could work, at least we'll meet >!Sophie!< 🥲


chantillycan

Maybe the wedding will be a flashback of Kathony, and they'll have a ball or something so Benedict can meet Sophie? MAYHAPS


th987

I was thinking that last night. They may need a flashback to some kind of ball. Could we get lucky enough that it’s one celebrating Kate and Anthony’s engagement or wedding?


aho-kun

yes agree . >!in the books, the masquerade is last ball held in bridgerton house before kate takes over the estate.!< they could change it to kanthony's wedding ball .


th987

Anything featuring a newly engaged or married Anthony and Kate.


BrittEB1989

It was two years. They meet in 1815 and then again in 1817


Fife-

I really don't think they're going to stretch one pairing's romance over multiple seasons.


BukkitsOfOrcSemen

I felt like they could get away with it because so much happens and so much overlaps. But you are probably right. Sadface.


PrivateSpeaker

Was it that long? I read the book but I thought it was >!just a year 😅!<


[deleted]

Ohhhh then we will still get Benophie but their actual season will. Be in the future.


emyne8

Such a great point!


GotLittUp

I think Francesca


mastiff925

I hope so, at least that means we're gonna meet John and Michael 🥲


MeropeRedpath

For sure.


ItAllBeganWithaBurst

I’m not ready to lose Benedict yet. As the siblings marry and leave the family, I think we’ll see them less and less and I need more Benedict/Anthony, Benedict/Eloise screen time.


ImageNo1045

I believe Benedict’s story takes place over 2 years in the books so there’s a good chance we’ll get an introduction to his love interest and get to see the budding formation of love


Myths_and_Laur

Well we need a year for her to appear before romance...if they hinted to her in s2 then it would work...esspecially with all the crap Eloise's maid has had to deal with...


Content-Delivery468

I’m just gonna reread book three


itstimegeez

I think we’ll still meet Sophie in season 3, so Benedict can meet her and pine over her for awhile


DeniLox

I don’t even have interest in Benedict’s love life. (Not having read the books). I hope that they show his relationship, but don’t make it the focus.


Emergency_Show6736

My Polin heart is still not ready to accept the next season is theirs! I don't want my happiness to be crushed when the real announcement is made. People here are too downright rude to them sometimes, and I know I'll also be thrashed a lot. But they're the only ones who're being developed for two whole seasons, I think it's the time where they get their own season. It's only fair. I'm sad for Benedicts story too but I think they're gonna introduce his love interest and will show him pining for his secret lady love for one whole season and then perhaps give us his season the next after Polin's. And my jumbled desperate heart can only watch Benedict's season next if Polin have a happy ending. I don't have power left in me to wait for one season where they stay indifferent to each other and develop feelings and then to wait one more year for them to finally have their own season. And I don't wish to die in those two years without seeing them together. People who don't trust Polin that they can even pull any outstanding season together must remember that it took just eight episodes, and even less screen time together for us to change our opinion about Anthony and for both Anthony and Kate to fall in love with each other. And we all loved them! Penelope and Colin have been getting screentime for full sixteen episodes, doesn't matter how much screen time, what matters is that they were together in the background for whole two seasons. In my opinion, their love would come off as more natural like a heartbeat and sunshine than any Bridgerton couple if they write and direct the season right like Kanthony.


gillyghost1224

"People who don't trust Polin that they can even pull any outstanding season together must remember that it took just eight episodes, and even less screen time together for us to change our opinion about Anthony and for both Anthony and Kate to fall in love with each other." People should stop putting Anthony as an example of people changing their minds about a character. That didn't happen because of awesome writing. It happened because JB is an incredibly gifted actor, very charming on top of that. LN is not JB, and there's a reason many people can't see him as a romantic lead, unlike LT. And people loved Kanthony because of their chemistry, whereas only book readers seem to think Polin have any kind of romantic chemistry.


GotLittUp

Anthony's story, his reasons for what he did in season 1 was something easy to sympathize with. It's hard to root against an emotionally stunted person who only cares about their family and wanting the best for them... Anthony, while extremely misguided, only ever lived for his family (as he stated in episode 7). I can't say that the issues that plague Colin/Penelope's characters are even close to Anthony's. Colin has no personality and is a wet blanket. Penelope, well her being LW is more selfish and a lot more difficult to sympathize with since she has literally ruined/close to ruined lives with her words. There issues are very different than Anthony's and will require a lot more from both writers and actors to make the audience love them. Whether or not they're up for the task remains to be seen, however, from what we've seen, I'm not hopeful.


Fine_Following_2559

Polin at this point will be taking two rather unlikable characters and putting them together. I'm not interested in watching them for eight episodes, so hopefully the subplots will be amazing.


mortadhg

Yes, a Polin season after the heels of S2 would kill all excitement for me. How are they going to resolve everything between them in eight episodes? Its unfathomable to me. Hopefully Benophie actually y'know gets some attention and content from production.


wintergirl86

I'm not embarrassed to admit I'll just watch for the Kanthony subplot. 😌


Fine_Following_2559

I'm very sure you will not be alone in that if next season is those two LOL


gillyghost1224

You put it very well. I just don't think any actor would have been able to portray Anthony as JB did and make people love him when they hated him in S1. Also agree with your take on Polin's relationship. Regardless of my opinion of LN as an actor I don't find Colin interesting at all. How in the world are they going to make me care for them as a couple when I can't even stand Penelope? Great writing can only do so much. 🤷‍♀️


mortadhg

>Colin has no personality and is a wet blanket. I remember the NPR review from S1 called him a "barely sentient lamppost."


vienibenmio

I loved Polin when I watched season 1 and hadn't read any of the books at that point. The idea that it's only book readers simply isn't true


doomladen

There are dozens of us, DOZENS! I live for Polin. Pen is just an adorable and interesting character to me.


Emergency_Show6736

Hail to all the Polins! Divided we rule, united we conquer!


gillyghost1224

It might be not only book readers, but it's mostly them. Their book was actually my favorite years before watching the series. Show Polin made me forget why I liked them at all, and that should tell you something.


vienibenmio

Seriously, I don't know why people think they aren't ready. They'll be telling the story of how Colin falls in love with her, that's the whole point. If anything, the longer they drag them out the more unbelievable his falling for her will be. >!in the books they aren't that close in the beginning, and certainly not as close as show Polin. once they become actual friends, Colin falls for her pretty quickly!<. the scene in book 3, that was in s2, sets up book 4


aho-kun

they made it really hard to root for pen in the show, there's a lot to fix with her before going into their story, and Colin is really underwritten. I don't really trust the writers to pull off a redemption arc and flesh out Colin on top their love story plus this multiple subplot they're gonna add. but if POLIN must go first , the only good thing I'm seeing is that featheringtons also have to go after their season. 1 less fodder for subplot. (nothing against them, they are just too over exposed, pen included) as for LN performance I credit it to writing , he wasn't really given anything significant to work with. 1 of the things they actually nailed in the show is the casting. so I trust that Luke N can do it with a good material.


vienibenmio

Is this actual evidence that next season is Polin then?


GotLittUp

I think it's time for people to accept it. Clearly Simone knows stuff about next season


Metropoli6

I agree with you and it is not just about Simone but season 2 basically ended like it is supposed to before Polin. Moreover, Nicola's faces in ITW gave it away the next plot and they are also promoting Luke N a lot, last season I do not even remember him being in any ITW. There was also an article on the DailyMail about a personal trainer for Luke N to get in shape, then there was Shonda saying that they won't necessarily follow the books' order... a lot... To be honest I do not understand why people are so mad about it. Polin has a huge amount if fans, RMB is one of people's favourites, and it's not like people don't know that they will end up together and dragging it for two more seasons would be too much.


ItAllBeganWithaBurst

I’m surprised by the number of people who don’t feel like Penelope and Colin have had enough time to develop their relationship after two seasons. If I have to see sweet Penelope get her heart crushed by his obliviousness for another entire season before she finally gets her happy ending, I’m gonna lose my mind! Let’s do this! Mend her friendship with Eloise and give my girl the love story she deserves.


Its_ME_99

I am 100% with you!!!


MajesticAngle1197

This came literally one day after I commented on here saying that the cast wouldn't be the ones to blab.


Life-Routine-9330

When I actually think about it, it makes more since that Polin is next season. Because season 3 can mainly focus on Polin and the side plots can be Benedict meeting and looking for/ being sad all season about Sophie. A side plot of Kanthony in love, and Francesca meeting and marrying John. That way for season 4, they can do a time jump and Benphie will be the main couple, Fran can have a side plot of her marriage with John and friendship with Micheal, and Eloise can grow closer to Phillip. I think this is perfect!!!!


emyne8

Yes!!


TheEmeraldDoe

Agreed!


Misslieness

Let's be real next season has to be Polin because of the end of season Whistledown pressure. The secret is out, even if just to an angry Eloise, shit is going to go down in that regard or it'd just be bad tv lmao. Plus, we need Penelope to start financially supporting her family now that the heir is gone and they're still penniless.


Leiatte

I thought they regained their fortune through those investments after Lady Featherington ousted Jack Featherington & made up that story of him running off with their fortune. Maybe I misunderstood her intentions, it could just be a cover story for their debt.


Misslieness

Ah that's fair. I'd imagine that's exactly why that plot exists lmao. Damn, Mama Featherington is so clever.


Capable_Impression

I know this is gonna get ignored but I think the show is going to be even more ensemble next season, and I think the big over arching love story is Polin. I’m holding out hope that their real season is s4, but that s3 will heavily feature their growth and that’s why Simone says this. I think since s3 and s4 have been greenlit and Polin is their big endgame couple she sort of focused on that. I’m just a big Polin book fan and to me the slow burn and the time is tantamount to their relationship. Plus wrapping up LW in s4 would make a nice clear story end in case they don’t get following seasons.


Vi-Snakkes

Where in this interview did she discuss Polin? I watched her This Morning clip. Was there another one?


moonbeam_knight

It’s in a PEOPLE article but I don’t recall where it is in video. The This Morning clip doesn’t say anything about Colin and Penelope but she outright talks about the wedding* lol which was hilarious bc the hosts were like “without spoilers” 😂 EDIT: clarifying she talks about the A/E wedding, NOT C/P


Vi-Snakkes

Oh yes, I see that now. Wonder if she's been designated the one to announce things or if she accidentally spilled it. Simone was credited first with confirming Kanthony was coming back.


Pure-Zookeepergame-4

The wedding was about Edwina/Anthony in season two


moonbeam_knight

Yes indeed that’s what I thought was funny. That the hosts asked for a no-spoilers take on S2 and she mentioned the Anthony/Edwina wedding which is arguably a spoiler (and the hosts made faces lol) but the show’s been out for a bit so idk how much of a spoiler it really is at this point.


RascalRuby

Until I see an official Bridgerton announcement, I will believe nothing 😂


malin_w13

Lololol I can relate to this so much!!! My boss: “ok… but I haven’t communicated X yet so pls keep it to yourself” Me 2hrs later in an unrelated conversation with coworkers:”blablabla X… oh right nvm.. moving on” 😅


Trust-Faith-Hope

Gotta love she gives zero fs! 😂 I love her!! But also, she says “I think” when it comes to Polin. So, let’s not jump into conclusions. Also, I LOVE it’s going to be a year later (if that’s true)! This has soooo much potential.


lunawiccasirena

Oh maan i was really excited for ben and sophie! But its ok to wait another season as long as they don't share the season woth polin. I liked polin in the books, the build up was cute, but in the show i utterly dislike them! Penelope is bitter and Colin is naive in am annoying way (sorry polin show lovers just my honest opinion)


tishta

i just hope they keep the same energy of having more than half the screen time for subplots like they did season 2, cause kathony count as subplot now. We'll probably end up seeing them more in season 3 than we did in season 2 lmao


derpydore

My body cannot wait for Polin


NoAd2395

Luke Newton even said he had to get to the gym and they got him a trainer. Idfc just give us the goods. I know he has the smolder. I can see it in him.


Fabulous_Title

Are they not just going in book order?


Ladysilvert

Shonda said in an interview that not necessarily (so they open the possibility of going out of book order, but who knows)


Fabulous_Title

Oh i see thanks. I've only read the first 2 books but was surprised at how much Kate/Anthony/Edwina story was changed so who knows what's coming I suppose.


Ladysilvert

Yeah, and they have said they are going to get a "little creative" with S3, and I was like: wait, so S2 was not being creative?? lol


kantmarg

The problem with putting Polin this early is that Lady Whistledown >!stops when Polin happens, that's an integral part of the plot, at least in the books.!< And that would just break the essential link in the show between the Queen and her emotional investment in the social scene.


itstimegeez

“There is a wedding” woah such spoilers! Omg whole show is RUINED!! /s


padfoot___

2 spoilers now…sus. I think she’s trying to mislead us


jazzyx26

She is the Tom Holland of Bridgerton hehe 😂


DrSophiaMaria

I had no idea that Simone plays Olivia on *Sex Education*! The character, costume, period, etc., make her look complexly different so I never made the connection. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm7592760/mediaviewer/rm2349364480/?context=default