Bridgerton Season 4: What We Know About the Next Love Story

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Everything We Know About ‘Bridgerton’ Season 4Liam Daniel/Netflix

You served your time waiting for Bridgerton Season 3, which finally hit the small screen in two parts on May 16 and (soon) on June 13. If you binged as hard as we did, the delicious slow-burn love story between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) wasn’t nearly enough. And you already want more.

Fear not, Gentle Reader. Showrunner Jess Brownell says the next chapter of the story is already in the works. “We are hard at work on Season Four,” she tells Town & Country. “We've broken out the whole season and are finalizing the scripts, and I'm super excited about where we're headed." Need something to hold you over in the impending interim? Here's what we know so far about Bridgerton season four.

Bridgerton Season 4 has been renewed on Netflix

In April 2021 while Season 2 was still in production, Netflix confirmed that the series was renewed for both a third and fourth season. “Esteemed members of the Ton, it seems we have a rather special announcement,” read a now deleted letter penned by Lady Whistledown and posted on Bridgerton’s social media channels. “Bridgerton shall return for Seasons 3 and 4. This author shall have to purchase more ink..."

The Bridgerton family poses for a family portrait in Season 1.Liam Daniel/Netflix

Season 4 is rumored to begin filming in June 2024

The start date for Season 4 production was listed as June 10 in London, according to Production List, a site that monitors major film and television projects in pre-production and active development. If season 4 follows the same schedule as the last two seasons, it won’t hit the small screen until spring 2026.

While the two-year-plus hiatuses between Bridgerton seasons have been unbearable for fans, Rhimes says the Bridgerton team is considering ways to speed up the show's production. “They [Netflix] want to write everything, and then they want to shoot everything, which is—it’s very counterintuitive to the way I learned to make television,” She explained to Variety. "We’re really working on the idea of if this is the field we live in, then how do we make the field faster?...we really are thinking about stuff such as permanent sets and lots, and things like that that will really help us speed the process up.”

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Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton in Netflix’s ’Bridgerton’. Liam Daniel/Netflix

The Bridgerton sibling in Season 4 has been determined

Feverish speculation as to who’s story will follow the Polin lovefest has erupted among fans. Will Benedict Bridgerton (Luke Thompson) finally have his moment in the spotlight? Has John Stirling’s (Victor Alli) appearance been a foreshadowing of Francesca’s love story? Will Eloise (Claudia Jessie) finally start corresponding with Sir Phillip Crane (Chris Fulton)?

Though details about Season 4 have been scarce, author Julia Quinn recently confirmed to People that plans are currently underway, noting that she knows which Bridgerton sibling will take the helm of the series’ next installment. Showrunner Jess Brownell says we’ll be able to put on our investigative hats once the second part of Season 3 has landed. “There are some clues at the end of Season 3 about where we're headed,” she tells Town & Country. “So I have a feeling fans will probably work it out.”

Our money is on Benedict, as his book, An Offer from a Gentleman, was skipped. "He's such a fun character and such a fan favorite that we are really excited to play with him for a little bit more and let him have more fun before he settles down,” Brownell told Entertainment Weekly about Season 3.

There have been talks about the first seven seasons of Bridgerton

Rhymes has hinted that the series could go on for as long as seven seasons. “I do have a very specific plan of where we go each season—which one is which,” Rhimes told Variety in a May 2024 interview. “Because you really have to start seeding in the other siblings, and what’s going on with them, to push them to the next season. We’ve really talked about it through, I think, Season 6 or maybe 7.”

We’re hoping that the series will at least fulfill the eight novels in Julia Quinn’s book series, especially since Rhimes has said that everybody will have a main arc each season. “There's going to be one for each one of the Bridgertons,” Rhymes told Town & Country. “We laid out the story in a way that felt right and necessary for us. And, eventually, every last one of those Bridgertons is going to have a love story."

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