Bridgerton Season 4: Everything We Know So Far About the Release Date, Casting and More

Bridgerton Season 4: Everything We Know So Far About the Release Date, Casting and More
Bridgerton Season 4: Everything We Know So Far About the Release Date, Casting and More

Grab a hot cup of Earl Grey and settle in for another riveting season of love. With more episodes of Bridgerton in the works, we’re keeping you up to date on all the new intel trickling in.

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Based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling book series, the Netflix drama centers on the formidable Bridgerton family as they navigate London high society and pursue love during the Regency Era.

Season 3 found Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) in a friends-to-lovers arc with neighbor Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan), who’d harbored a crush on him for years. When rival Cressida Cowper (Jessica Madsen) tried to blackmail the newlyweds over Penelope’s Lady Whistledown alias, the third-born Featherington outed herself at her family’s ball; she and Colin went on to have a son.

Season 2, meanwhile, focused on Anthony’s (Jonathan Bailey) fiery romance with Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley), while Season 1 detailed eldest daughter Daphne’s (Phoebe Dynevor) tumultuous love affair with Simon Basset (Regé-Jean Page), the Duke of Hastings and one of the town’s most eligible bachelors.

Showrunner Jess Brownell executive-produces alongside series creator Chris Van Dusen, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and director Tom Verica. Keep scrolling for Everything We Know About Bridgerton Season 4 so far.

What is the release date for Season 4?

What is the release date for Season 4?
What is the release date for Season 4?

You’re in for a bit of a wait for the next Bridgerton love story. New episodes won’t arrive until 2026, according to showrunner Jess Brownell.

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

Who will be the focus of Bridgerton Season 4?

Who will be the focus of Bridgerton Season 4?
Who will be the focus of Bridgerton Season 4?

Netflix hasn’t yet confirmed which book the show will next tackle, but a major clue in the Season 3 finale hints at Benedict’s love story.

Before leaving for Scotland, Eloise asked her second-eldest brother if he believed their mother Violet would allow her to miss her masquerade ball. Benedict noted his RSVP, telling his sister, “I will be there, hiding out about behind a mask, avoiding eligible ladies like the plague.”

In An Offer from a Gentleman, the third book in Julia Quinn’s bestselling Bridgerton series, Benedict met his would-be wife Sophie Beckett at his mother’s masquerade ball.

Who is returning next season?

Who is returning next season?
Who is returning next season?

Expect to see most of the Bridgerton family return, including young Gregory and Hyacinth, who will be more prominently featured as their eldest siblings are married off.

And while Season 3 gave Colin and Penelope their happily ever after — marriage and son — showrunner Jess Brownell previously told TVLine that the couple will remain in that happy space in Season 4 “the same way we have for Kate and Anthony.”

Plus, there is “more story to tell with Whistledown,” Brownell added. “Penelope has been the narrator of the show since Season 1 and so, she has a special role to play in the show that will allow for a little bit more story after her season.”

As for Anthony and Kate, the EP would “love to see both of them again,” she noted. The pair heading to India “allows us to explain why they might not be around a ton if [portrayers Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley] are really busy, but also leaves the door open for them to appear if schedules align.”

In case you missed it, read up on those Season 3 reveals explained, what the introduction of Michaela means for Francesca, Benedict’s pansexuality and whether Eloise is queer, if Queen Charlotte will eventually die on the show, a ranking of the queen’s fabulous wigs, and Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte’s best love declarations, ranked.

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