A new season of Bridgerton is coming out about a friendship that grows into something more

The third season follows the long-awaited romantic story between the characters of Penelope Federington and Colin Bridgerton

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Penelope and Colin, Photo: Screenshot/Youtube
Penelope and Colin, Photo: Screenshot/Youtube
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When Nicolas Coquelin and Luke Newton were preparing to shoot the third season of the romance series "Bridgerton", which is set in the Regency era, they knew that they were going from supporting characters to main characters. And it was terrible, according to Reuters.

Coquelin remembers feeling relaxed while watching the couples from the first two seasons act, because most of the pressure was still off her.

"As supporting actors, you can say, 'I'll do my little part, but it doesn't matter, because the main story is somewhere else,'" she told Reuters.

Coquelin as Penelope Federington
Coquelin as Penelope Federingtonphoto: Screenshot/Youtube

However, that was no longer the case when she and Newton emerged as the lead couple for the Emmy-nominated series' third season.

"For us to become the main story, I think it still overwhelms us," said the Irish actress.

Developed by Shonda Rhimes' television production company Shondaland and Netflix's NFLX.O, "Bridgerton" follows the romantic journeys of the Bridgerton family as they navigate the ruthless London marriage "market".

Set in the early 1800s, the story focuses on the scandals and successes of the social season, as young, marriage-ready nobility search for love.

The third season, which arrives on the streaming platform tomorrow, follows the long-awaited romantic story, with the motif of the transition from friends to lovers, between the characters of Penelope Federington (Penn) and Colin Bridgerton, played by Coquelin and Newton.

"That motif of 'friends to lovers,' I think a lot of people resonate with that and have experienced it," Newton said.

"I think that's why people are really passionate and excited about the season," he added.

Similarly, new showrunner Jess Brownell believes the romance between Colin and Penn is a big draw for viewers this time around.

"Because it's a story about friends becoming lovers, it naturally lends a little more humor, lightness, playfulness and familiarity," said Brownell, who follows in the footsteps of series creator Chris Van Dusen.

"I think the humor is something that really speaks to Nikola's and Luke's strength in particular."

While the book series, on which the TV series is based, by author Julia Quinn has a second love story that comes before the one about Penn and Colin, Brownell still felt that TV audiences would appreciate a unique chronological order.

"Pen and Colin have been on our screens for two seasons. We know them and they mean a lot to us," said Brownell.

"I felt like it was time to break out of the mold of Colin being 'in the dark' when it comes to Penny's feelings for him. We wanted to take things in a different direction and have him fight for Penny's affection," she added. is she.

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