Ready for a swoon-worthy spring? Netflix’s smash hit period romance Bridgerton returns soon! Today, the streamer revealed a closer look at the upcoming season, which focuses on the friends-to-lovers developing romance between Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton). 

Get a glimpse of season 3 in the new trailer below.

Here’s the official synopsis of Bridgerton season 3 from Netflix:

From Shondaland and new showrunner, Jess Brownell, Bridgerton is back for its third season. In this installment, Penelope Featherington (Coughlan) has finally given up on her long-held crush on Colin Bridgerton (Newton) after hearing his disparaging words about her last season. She has, however, decided it’s time to take a husband, preferably one who will provide her with enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, far away from her mother and sisters. But lacking in confidence, Penelope’s attempts on the marriage mart fail spectacularly. 

Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his summer travels with a new look and a serious sense of swagger. But he’s disheartened to realize that Penelope, the one person who always appreciated him as he was, is giving him the cold shoulder. Eager to win back her friendship, Colin offers to mentor Penelope in the ways of confidence to help her find a husband this season. But when his lessons start working a little too well, Colin must grapple with whether his feelings for Penelope are truly just friendly. 

Complicating matters for Penelope is her rift with Eloise (Claudia Jessie), who has found a new friend in a very unlikely place, while Penelope’s growing presence in the ton makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret.

The eight-episode season 3 of Bridgerton will premiere in two separate parts. The first four episodes will arrive on Netflix May 16. The last four episodes will premiere a month later on June 13.

You can stream the first two seasons of Bridgerton on Netflix now.

So, what did you think of this glimpse into the drama and romance of season 3? Let us know in the comments below.

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