Dearest Gentle Readers, Colin and Penelope surprised fans in Toronto at a special preview screening of Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2 at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre last night! Nicola Coughlin (Penelope) and Luke Newton (Colin) landed in “The Six” as part of their whirlwind press tour. But let’s be real, the series needs no publicity! This appeared to be more of a thank you to all the loyal fans of Shondaland’s incredibly entertaining storytelling!

Bridgerton is based on the book series by author Julia Quinn. The television series on Netflix was created by Shondaland. The backdrop of the storyline  is in the early 1800s London’s Regency Era and centres around the noble Bridgerton Family. There are eight siblings in the family lead by Lady Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) — Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), Benedict (Luke Thompson), Colin (Luke Newton), Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), Eloise (Claudia Jessie), Francesca (Hannah Dodd), Gregory (Will Tilston), and Hyacinth (Florence Hunt). Each season focuses on one of the Bridgerton offspring as they navigate love, high society, family and friends.

However, there are more threads woven into the fabric of this society with Queen Charlotte (Gold Rosheuvel) ruling the kingdom in search of her “diamond” — that is, the young woman who is determined as the most sought after of the season for courtship and marriage.  Whilst all this is happening, a mysterious gossip columnist aka “Lady Whistledown” (voiced by Julie Andrews) reports the innards of high society.

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Season 3 dropped recently but Netflix and Shondaland decided to release them in two parts. This season centres around the friendship turned hotship between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.

Fans of the series, like myself, have been all consumed by this pairing blossoming relationship this season with much anticipation.

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Bridgerton in Toronto

Last night, along with the super fans, we were invited to a special preview screening of Season 3 Part 2 that is slated to drop on June 13th. But as the lights in the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres dimmed, actors Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlin surprised the audience with an appearance on stage.

The spoke about how their characters have witnessed a “glow up” in Season 3 and of course the fashion. Host Elaine Lui (aka LaineyGossip) asked Nicola what her favourite outfit was in Season 3 and if she got to keep anything. She did mention a strapless thong.

The stars were also asked about what their favourite scene was to which they replied “The Mirror”. We will leave it at that! Woooo!

After the preview we were whisked away to the Windsor Arms Hotel in Yorkville for an afterparty. And, once again surprised with another appearance by the actors!The night was filled with regal dance as the audience were all dressed to impress. There were many diamonds shining brightly!

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It was an epic night that was clearly the event of the season! But the question remains…will Lady Whistledown be revealed? You’ll have to wait and see!!!

In the words of Lady Danbury (Adjoin Andoh)

“Who needs fresh air, when we have fresh gossip!”

BRIDGERTON Season 3 Part 2 streams on Netflix starting June 13, 2024.

Here’s the official trailer for Bridgerton Season 3 Part 2…

Thank you to Netflix Canada for the invite!