In the upcoming Season 3 of Netflix’s hit love comedy Bridgerton, actor Hannah Dodd will play the role of Francesca Bridgerton replacing Ruby Stokes. Stokes is leaving the role, in which she only appeared a few times in the first two seasons, as she has casted in another Netflix series, “Lockwood & Co”, a television version of Jonathan Stroud’s novel series of the same name. The recasting suggests that Francesca Bridgerton, who plays Dodd, will get greater screen time in the upcoming seasons. Dodd, who recently played a younger version of Sienna Miller’s character in Anatomy of a Scandal, takes over the part of the second youngest Bridgerton daughter, behind Daphne and Eloise, and older than the family’s newborn, Hyacinth.
Francesca is the third daughter and third youngest Bridgerton sibling. She only featured in two episodes of Season 1, when she was in London learning to play the piano with the kids’ Aunt Winnie. She had a bit more screen time in Season 2 and appeared in three episodes. Given the focus on her older siblings, the character’s enigmatic personality made appropriate. However, as the story progresses through Julia Quinn’s novels, the moment has come for Francesca to take centre stage, which will be tough due to Stokes’ schedule. With a new star about to take Francesca’s place, the sibling could play a bigger role in the highly anticipated third season.
The first season of Bridgerton, which premiered in 2020, was such a huge hit that Netflix has already renewed it for a fourth season. The show got 12 Emmy nominations in its debut season, including Best Drama Series, making it a critical hit. Season 2 continued the trend, shattering audience records and bringing the series’ total viewing time to over a billion hours. People are starving for love, and Bridgerton is here to fill that void. The shooting of the Bridgerton Seasin 3 will begin this summer in London. Jess Brownell has taken over as showrunner from Chris Van Dusen, the show’s creator and executive producer. Seasons 1 and 2 were directed by him.The series is based on Julia Quinn’s books, which follow the love lives of the Bridgerton siblings as they discover love. Season 2 focused on Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey, who married Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Season 3 is set to feature the duo.
The renowned series centres on a different member of the Bridgerton family each season. Daphne, our Diamond of the First Water, was the show’s focus in Season 1. Her first season was seen by millions, and she found true love. The eldest Bridgerton youngster received all of the attention in Season 2. Audiences fell in love with Anthony’s determination as he explored his passion with Kate Sharma and dealt with the difficulties of attempting to do the right thing by his family. Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator, has stated that she is unsure whether she would follow the book series’ order for Season 3.