'Bridgerton' creator Julia Quinn defends the present's resolution to skip Benedict's love story for Colin and Penelope in season 3

  • “Bridgerton” creator Julia Quinn advised Insider that she does not thoughts the story change in season three.
  • The upcoming season will skip Benedict’s love story and go straight to Colin and Penelope’s story.
  • Quinn mentioned that this can be a good factor for followers of Benedict as a result of he’ll stick round longer.

“Bridgerton” creator Julia Quinn mentioned that she does not thoughts that the collection is rearranging the order of her best-selling books.

Final 12 months, Netflix introduced that the third season of “Bridgerton” will deal with Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton’s story. Nonetheless, within the novels, the third ebook focuses on Colin’s older brother, Benedict Bridgerton.

Whereas talking to Insider about her new “Queen Charlotte” novel, co-written by “Bridgerton” producer Shonda Rhimes, Quinn mentioned that followers ought to take into account the upside — extra of Benedict (Luke Thompson) in future seasons.

“I believe they’d simply felt they’d laid down a lot groundwork as a result of we already know Penelope,” Quinn mentioned of the narrative shift.

“We’ve not met Benedict’s love curiosity. I suppose individuals are gonna say they may have launched her, however the reality of the matter is, we’ve not. So, I believe they felt it was time. And what I attempt to inform individuals is, look, as soon as a personality has their season, we do not see them as a lot, proper? So, should you love Benedict, you need him to attend so long as attainable.”

“I do not know if he may go after Hyacinth and Gregory as a result of they’re so little however nonetheless push him again so we get extra Benedict this manner,” Quinn added.

Whereas Quinn is a co-executive producer on each “Bridgerton” and “Queen Charlotte,” she has usually mentioned that she is hands-off on the collection, permitting the showrunners to make their very own storyline selections primarily based on her books.

“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story,” which premiered final week on Netflix, is the primary “Bridgerton” present in a roundabout way tailored from one in all Quinn’s books, and options a mixture of acquainted and new, unique characters. 

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

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