AceShowbiz - The first TV sibling to find love on "Bridgerton" was Phoebe Dynevor's Daphne Bridgerton and she could be ready to leave Grosvenor Square now. The 27-year-old actress has confirmed that she won't return for season three.
While attending the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, January 28, "The Colour Room" actress was asked by Screen Rant about "any exciting dynamics coming up for Daphne in 'Bridgerton' season 3." In response, the England native said, "Sadly not in season 3. Potentially in the future. But season 3, I'm just excited to watch as a viewer."
Neither Netflix nor production company Shondaland has confirmed the "Snatch" actress' return or exit. However, her appearance at Sundance, and at various awards shows stateside, occurred while the show's cast continues filming season 3 in England. In fact, eagle-eyed social media viewers noticed cast members filming scenes in Bath several hours before her film festival appearance in Utah.
"Bridgerton", which was adapted from Julia Quinn's eight-book series, first premiered in December 2020 as a period drama surrounding the eight Bridgerton siblings' quests for love and marriage. Season 1 highlighted the first novel's love story between the eldest daughter Daphne (Phoebe) and Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page). The second season, which debuted in March 2022, shifted the focus to eldest brother Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).
Season 3, which is currently in production in the U.K., will tell Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan)'s love story, deviating from the OG book order. Benedict Bridgerton's literary love story was released before Colin's "Romancing Mister Bridgerton".
Phoebe's potential exit is not the first time one of the "Bridgerton" leads has left the drama. Her TV husband, Rege-Jean, notably departed ahead of season 2. "It's a one-season arc. It's going to have a beginning, middle, end...give us a year," the 34-year-old actor told Variety in an April 2021 interview, recalling an early conversation he had with producers amid the audition process. "[I thought] 'That's interesting,' because then it felt like a limited series. I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit, and then the Bridgerton family rolls on."