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Author of Bridgerton Novels Shares Support for Adding LGBTQ+ Lead

Author of Bridgerton Novels Shares Support for Adding LGBTQ+ Lead

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Is a queer romance in the cards for Bridgerton?

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With a third season of Bridgerton around the corner, fans are revisiting their hopes and dreams for the future. For some, that means wishing for more inclusivity — and the author of the original book series agrees.

Both the Netflix series and the original novels by Julia Quinn have been overwhelmingly heterosexual, but Quinn now says she’s supportive of the idea of the show switching things up to have an LGBTQ+ protagonist.

“One of the things that the series has done remarkably is to perfectly mimic the kind of emotions you feel when you read a romance novel,” she told Cosmopolitan Spain last year. “They make you feel good, and the main reason is because they show a world in which anyone has the right to be happy.

“Being more inclusive, casting without racial bias, all of that contributes to that feeling.”

Quinn did note, however, that she isn’t involved in the creative direction of the show itself, and only sees the scripts when they’re finished. So whether or not a queer love story gets added into the mix is ultimately up to the incoming showrunner for season 3, Jess Brownell, and the rest of the creative team.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all [to have an LGBTQ+ protagonist], but I don’t know anything about whether they’re going to do it,” Quinn clarified.

Brownell previously ruffled feathers by saying she was too focused on the heterosexual leads of the third season to consider adding queer characters for the time being, something fans are still hoping changes sooner rather than later.

A release date for season three has yet to be set, although there have been unconfirmed rumors production was delayed over disagreements about the storyline.

Will there be a third season of Bridgerton?

Bridgerton has been renewed for both a third and fourth season.

What will the third season of Bridgerton be about?

Details are still mostly under wraps, but we know the third season of Bridgerton centers around the relationship between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington.

Has Bridgerton been canceled?

No, it has not yet been confirmed whether the fourth season of Bridgerton will be the last.


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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.