‘Bridgerton’ Author Julia Quinn Defends Show’s Decision To Skip Benedict’s Love Story For Colin And Penelope In Season 3

  • Bridgerton author Julia Quinn told Insider she doesn’t mind the story change in season three.
  • The next season will skip Benedict’s love story and go straight to Colin and Penelope’s story.
  • Quinn said this is a good thing for Benedict fans because he’s going to be sticking around longer.

“Bridgerton” author Julia Quinn he said he doesn’t care that the series is rearranging the order of its best-selling books.

Last year, Netflix announced that the third season of “Bridgerton” would be focus on the story of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. However, in the novels, the third book focuses on Colin’s older brother, Benedict Bridgerton.

While speaking to Insider about her new novel “Queen Charlotte,” co-written by “Bridgerton” producer Shonda RhimesQuinn said fans should consider the upside: more of Benedict (Luke Thompson) in future seasons.

“I think they felt like they had laid a lot of groundwork because we already know Penelope,” Quinn said of the narrative shift.

“We haven’t met Benedict’s love interest. I guess people will say they could have introduced her, but the fact is we haven’t. So, I think they felt it was time. And what I try to tell people, look, once a character has his season, we don’t see him that much, right? So if you love Benedict, you want him to wait as long as possible.”

“I don’t know if I could go after Hyacinth and Gregory because they’re so small, but still push it back so we have more Benedicts like this,” Quinn added.

Although Quinn is a co-executive producer on both Bridgerton and “Queen Charlotte”, she has often said that she is hands free in seriesallowing the showrunners to make their own plot decisions based on their books.

“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story”, which premiered last week on Netflix, is the first “Bridgerton” show not directly adapted from one of Quinn’s books, and features a mix of familiar and new, original characters.

Quinn worked with the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, to adapt the “Queen Charlotte” script into a tie-in novel.

“Queen Charlotte,” written by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes, is available to buy in bookstores. “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” is available to stream on Netflix.

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