'Bridgerton' Season 3 Part 2: Everything We Know

Penelope and Colin's love story isn't over yet.

Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton and Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, in 'Bridgerton' season 3
(Image credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

Warning: Spoilers for Bridgerton season 3 part 1 ahead. After two long years, Bridgerton season 3 finally arrived—in part—on Netflix on May 16. The latest installment of the Regency-era romance brings the love story of Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) to the forefront ahead of the books' schedule, giving fans a classic friends-to-lovers story amplified by the looming secret of Pen's secret career as Lady Whistledown. However, fans tuning into season 3 immediately upon its release found fewer episodes to stream than a typical Bridgerton season.

The streaming giant has decided to sustain the hype for its mega-hit series (as if it needed any help) by releasing the latest installment over a month. That includes ending the part 1 drop with a major cliffhanger (and a fan-favorite moment from the books). So when will we get Penelope and Colin's happily ever after? Read on to learn when Bridgerton season 3 part 2 will arrive. (And if you're curious when Bridgerton season 4 is coming out, we have a guide for that, too.)

Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington and Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, standing outdoors at a festival, in 'Bridgerton' season 3

Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) in Bridgerton season 3 part 1.

(Image credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

When does 'Bridgerton' season 3 part 2 come out on Netflix?

Bridgerton season 3 has been split in half, with four episodes each comprising parts 1 and 2. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a month for the resolution of Polin's love story. Netflix will release the last four episodes on Thursday, June 13, 2024. All episodes will drop at 12 a.m. PT/3 a.m. ET. (East Coast and Central girlies have to be a bit patient.)

See the full release schedule for Bridgerton season 3 below:

  • Part 1, episodes 1-4 – Thursday May 16, 2024
  • Part 2, episodes 5-8 – Thursday June 13, 2024

a woman (Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington) bandages a man's (Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton) hand, with a candle in the forefront

Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) in a dramatic discussion in Bridgerton season 3 part 1.

(Image credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

Is there a trailer for 'Bridgerton' season 3 part 2?

Netflix has dropped the official part 2 trailer midway through the viewers' month-long wait, and the clip wastes no time confirming that Penelope did say yes to marrying Colin. (Based on the clip, it looks like most of the Ton finds out via Whistledown, including Pen's family.)

Of course, the Whistledown secret hangs over the happy news, and a furious Eloise (Claudia Jessie) even threatens to tell Colin the truth before Penelope can. However, Pen is still seen writing throughout the trailer, as it hints that the real question in all this is whether the top gossip writer will give up her calling for the sake of true love. As the trailer promises part way through, "What is concealed shall be revealed."

What will 'Bridgerton' season 3 part 2 be about?

Part 1 of Bridgerton season 3 focuses on Penelope and Colin finding their way to each other, as the youngest Featherington daughter gets serious about finding a husband and the latter helps her learn how to flirt—while realizing that he wants her for himself. Some hefty sexual tension and one minor social scandal later, Penelope's all but ready to accept a proposal from Lord Debling (Sam Phillips), but Debling cuts her off when he realizes that she has feelings for Colin. (Justice for Lord Debling, he was great.) Episode 4 ends with the infamous carriage make-out scene from the books, after which Colin finally asks, “For God’s sake, Penelope Featherington. Are you going to marry me or not?”

As seen in the trailer, part 2 will begin right on the heels of Penelope's answer, as the couple deal with all the joy and drama that comes with an engagement—which will put even more strain on Penelope's friendship with Eloise (Claudia Jessie). Plus, with Colin still having a vendetta against the mystery author, Penelope will have a lot of explaining to do.

Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Hannah Dodd as Francesca Bridgerton, Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton in episode 304 of Bridgerton

Lady Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) with daughters Francesca (Hanna Dodd) and Hyacinth (Florence Hunt) at their family household in Bridgerton season 3 part 1.

(Image credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix)

Meanwhile, there are also all of the subplots that make Bridgerton a true ensemble show. Francesca Bridgerton (Hannah Dodd) is still on the marriage mart, and it will be fun to see where her courtship with John Stirling (Victor Alli) goes for the rest of the season. Mama Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) has the flirtation she's been building up with Lady Danbury's brother Marcus (Daniel Francis). (She did admit in Queen Charlotte that she was ready for love again!)

Showrunner Jess Brownell has also confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate (Simone Ashley) will return from their extended honeymoon in the new episodes. We can only hope that the rest of this month will go by quickly!

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