Bridgerton Season 3 Has Its New Francesca Bridgerton

According to Deadline, Anatomy of a Scandal actress Hannah Dodd has been tapped to join as a series regular in the forthcoming third season of Bridgerton. Dodd will be replacing Ruby Stokes for the role of Francesca Bridgerton in Netflix’s popular romance dramedy. Stokes’ exit is due to another Netflix series, titled Lockwood & Co., which she is set to lead.

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Given that the latest season is still so fresh, story details about the third installment are scarce. Following Daphne and Anthony, it’s also still unclear who will be the next main character among the remaining unwed Bridgerton siblings.

Bridgerton Season 2 is based on the second book of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, titled The Viscount Who Loved Me. The novel centers around the pursuit of a suitable marriage for the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony, who is portrayed in the series by Jonathan Bailey.

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The cast for Bridgerton includes Phoebe Dynevor, Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter, and Harriet Cains. Also returning is Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. Joining them in the latest season are Shelley Conn, Calam Lynch, Charithra Chandran, Rupert Young, and Rupert Evans.

The series is being adapted by Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen, who serves alongside showrunner and executive producer Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers of Shondaland.