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Nicola Coughlan revealed that season 3 of Bridgerton will focus on a romance between Penelope and Colin

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It's Penelope and Colin's time!

It looks like the ton is taking a different direction when it comes to Bridgerton season 3. The next season of the hit Netflix series will skip over Julia Quinn's third book and instead follow the plot set out in book No. 4: Romancing Mister Bridgerton

Nicola Coughlan's announcement that season three of Bridgerton will focus on Penelope and Colin's love story has sent the Ton abuzz. 

"Like Lady Whistledown, I have been keeping a secret for quite some time and I can confirm to you all that season 3 is Colin and Penelope's love story," Coughlan, 35, said at Netflix's FYSEE Space's opening night ATAS panel Sunday. 

The decision to center season three around Colin (Luke Newton) and Penelope marks a shift from the previous two seasons, which followed books one and two of Julia Quinn's books. 

The new showrunner, Jess Brownwell, told Variety that she feels "it's Colin and Penelope's time."