Hannah Dodd (Anatomy of a Scandal) has been cast to play Francesca Bridgerton in Season 3 of Bridgerton, replacing Ruby Stokes as the enigmatic Bridgerton sibling.
According to Deadline, Stokes’ recast was due to scheduling conflicts, since he is set to play in Netflix’s Lockwood & Co., a series based on Jonathan Stroud’s book series of the same name.
Francesca Brigderton has had the least amount of screen time thus far, appearing on occasion during the first season before disappearing entirely in the middle of Season 2.
The series progresses through Julia Quinn’s novels, the time has come for Francesca to play a central part, which is likely made difficult by Stokes’ schedule.
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Bridgerton’s first season was primarily concerned with the romance between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon, Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).
Season 2 changed the focus to Daphne’s brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), who is looking for a wife.
. The two battle their feelings while realising that their mutual pestering is a sign of caring, till they find themselves in each other’s arms.
The first season of Bridgerton, which premiered in 2020, was such a huge hit that Netflix has already renewed it for a fourth season.
Lorraine Ashbourne, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Shelley Conn, Ruth Gemmell, Florence Hunt, Martins Imhangbe, Claudia Jessie, Calam Lynch, Luke Newton, Golda Rosheuvel, Will Tilston, Polly Walker, Rupert Young, and Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown star in Season 2.