IN A deviation from the original book series, the new season of Netflix's hit show 'Bridgerton' will focus on Penelope and Colin's love story.

Season three of the modern take on a period drama, based on Julia Quinn’s books, will follow the Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) love story, Coughlan revealed during Sunday’s FYSEE panel.

Coughlan followed the interview with a big reveal on Instagram saying, like Lady Whistledown she too has been keeping a "big secret for quite a long time". 

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In a stunning black and white snap of the duo, the comments section on Coughlan's post was filled with thousands of excited fans within hours of the news being shared.

Love Island host Laura Whitmore said: "Yes!! Give the people what they want." 

Other people gushed that Penelope would "finally be happy". 

However, it might not be all plain sailing for the show's star Penelope who overheard Colin laughing to his friends that he could "never marry" her at the end of season two.  

The first two seasons on Netflix followed the first two novels; Season 1 focused on Daphne Bridgerton’s (Phoebe Dynevor) love story with Simon (Regé-Page Jean), while the second dove into Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathon Bailey) romance with Kate (Simone Ashley).

While the third book zones in on Benedict Bridgerton’s love life, that season will likely be pushed to a later date with the fourth book’s subject, Penelope, moved up.