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Bridgerton season 3: brand new teaser clip shows the passion bubbling between Kate and Anthony

Grab your quill and dig the dancing shoes out of the cupboard. Netflix has just released a clip of the forthcoming third season, which premieres on May 16 – and the passion is still very much bubbling between Kate (Simone Ashley) and Anthony (Jonathan Bailey).

In the one minute video, which is set at a ball, Anthony approaches Kate who is speaking to his mum, Dowager Viscountess Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell). True to his charming self, he then asks his mother for a moment to dance with his “beautiful wife” and whisks a delighted Kate away.

“The way I’m smiling rn. They look beautiful,” commented one fan under the clip. “I'm crying my Kanthony heart can't take it. We need the trailer now !” said another.

 (Bridgerton Season 3, Netflix)
(Bridgerton Season 3, Netflix)

With under two months left to go until the third season is released, Netflix has, finally, been dropping teaser clips of the upcoming season. In one, Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) cannot help herself complimenting Colin Bridgerton’s (Luke Newton) blue eyes; in a second, she tackles him about the comments he made at a ball in the last season, when he said he would never wed her – and she doesn’t pull her punches.

“Her pissed/disappointed/disgusted face expression the entire conversation is giving me LIFE,” commented one fan under the second clip. “Finally, we here. I hope they do many scenes like this.”

Another fan agreed, saying: “I love how he feels like he can just charm her, only to have her call him out! Perfectly acted and well done! So excited for the next season!”

The upcoming story will be complicated by the fact that Penelope, one of the series’ leads, is living a double life as Lady Whistledown, the anonymous writer of a society newsletter. Voiced by Julia Andrews, Lady Whistledown’s gossip column has caused its fair share of drama in the series before.

Though most people in the ton (Bridgerton’s high society) are unaware of her identity, viewers learned that the mysterious writer was Penelope at the end of season one. And, at the end of season two, this was discovered by her best friend Eloise Bridgerton (Claudia Jessie), who felt betrayed that Whistledown had written about her and her family. As a result, the pair are no longer speaking – something that the new season will also undoubtedly focus on.

Bridgerton has become a phenomenon ever since it launched in 2020: the first season was streamed by 82 million households in its first month and became the number one show in more than seventy countries.

Bridgerton season 3 will be released on Netflix in two parts: on May 16, then June 13