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Netflix Renewed 'Bridgerton' For Seasons 3 & 4, So Get Ready For Polin

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Netflix Renewed 'Bridgerton' For Seasons 3 & 4, So Get Ready For Polin

Duke or no Duke, the show will go on. Netflix has renewed Bridgerton for Seasons 3 and 4, so get ready for more gossip, more matches, and more deliciously seductive sex scenes.

The news, announced by Lady Whistledown herself on Tuesday, April 13, couldn't come at a better time, as the Ton is still reeling from Bridgerton Season 1 star Regé-Jean Page's decision not to return for Season 2. But it seems that the Duke of Hasting's exit, while devastating, won't stop the rest of the Bridgerton family from finding love.

Bridgerton is currently in production on Season 2, which, in keeping with the Julia Quinn romance series, is based on Anthony's journey to finding love. Should the series continue to follow the order of the books, Season 3, based on An Offer From a Gentleman, should tell Benedict's story, with Season 4, based on Romancing Mister Bridgerton, would move on to Colin.

I know what you're thinking: what about all the other Bridgerton siblings? Don't they deserve to find love? Don't be fooled. Just because Netflix has officially ordered two more seasons doesn't necessarily mean Bridgerton will end after Season 4.

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There are four more books in Quinn's series, and, as Netflix's VP of global TV Bela Bajaria teased in a press release, "We're planning to be in the Bridgerton business for a long time to come." Honestly, given that executive producer Shonda Rhimes' other big hit, Grey's Anatomy, is wrapping up Season 17, there's a very real possibility Bridgerton could outlive us all.

Even if Bridgerton doesn't go beyond Season 4, there's still plenty of reason to rejoice. In the wake of the exciting news, star Nicola Coughlan, who plays Penelope (aka — spoiler alert — Lady Whisteldown herself), celebrated with a call to arms for Penelope and Colin shippers. "Polin Stans this is our moment!!" she tweeted, with a GIF from the pair in Season 1. The couple will presumably take center stage in Season 4. (As a lover of the whole "shy girl in love with her oblivious friend who eventually realizes how amazing she is" trope, I cannot wait.)

It's unclear if the future Bridgerton seasons will follow the books as faithfully as Season 1. Fans had specifically been hoping that Benedict Bridgerton would be queer in the series, which would be a great departure from the original books. And while it seems that Seasons 3 and 4 will follow the book order laid out by Quinn, it's possible that the powers that be over at Netflix decide to take a chance with Benedict's story. Charming as he is, Benedict is the most boring Bridgerton brother, so, honestly, what do they have to lose?

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