Filming for the third series of Bridgerton has got underway, with three new cast members having been revealed for the Netflix show.

Daniel Francis, Sam Phillips, and James Phoon have all signed on to appear in the regency period drama.

Francis will play Marcus Anderson, a “charismatic presence who lights up any room he enters, attracting the notice of certain matriarchs in the ton — and the ire of others”.

Phillips, meanwhile, will play Lord Debling, a “genial lord with unusual interests” who still intrigues the ladies of London’s gentry.

Phoon will make his Bridgerton debut as the handsome but dim-witted Harry Dankworth.

A short video posted on social media from on set sees the cast, dressed in casual clothes, flashing three fingers up at the camera to signify the upcoming third series.

The main story for series 3 will focus on Nicola Coughlan's character Penelope Featherington as she continues to lead a double life as Lady Whistledown amid an ongoing rift with her best friend Eloise Bridgerton, played by Claudia Jessie.

She meets three potential suitors but Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) returning from his summer with a “new look and a serious sense of swagger” throws things into disarray.

The hit show, based on a series of books of the same name by Julia Quinn, follows eight siblings of the Bridgerton family as they attempt to find love.

Season three of the show features a new showrunner and executive producer in Jess Brownell, who takes over from series creator Chris Van Dusen.