Bridgerton Season 3 Finale Complicates Julie Andrews' Return

Spoilers for Bridgerton Season 3 . Dankforth-Finch's goal climaxed Bridgerton 's drama. There are gorgeous decorations, a surprising release of butterflies and, most importantly, an unexpected visit from the Queen, who is here only to unmask Lady Whistledown and pass judgment. Needless to say, season three was a huge success, but it also complicated the future of one of its most iconic characters.

Voice of the show

Julie Andrews voiced Lady Whistledown for three seasons. Long before viewers learn the gossip writer's identity, she's already the star of the show. However, in the season three finale, Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) stood up in front of everyone and admitted that she had been the first to share their secret. Once she came out, there was no reason to hide her voice. The final moments of the finale saw Penelope take over the narration of her final Lady Whistle society paper of the season.

So, does this mean Andrews won't be returning for Bridgerton Season 4? Showrunner Jesse Brownell said it's complicated.

Brownell told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published on June 13: "It's really a tough question because it makes sense to switch to Nicola's voice from now on because she has her own "But it also scares Julie Andrews." Her voice is crucial to the feel of the show. "

Penelope (Coughlan) as Mrs. Whistle Liam Daniel/Netflix

problem solving time

As of now, Brownell hasn't figured out how to fix the problem, but she seems determined to bring Andrews back. "We're trying this in Season 4," she said. "To be honest, we don't know exactly what to do, but I think there is a way to solve this problem."

Brownell told TheWrap that she was "obsessed" with Andrews and reiterated that she wanted to keep her around. "I didn't want her to disappear from the show," she said.

Her comments should reassure moderate readers who began to worry about Andrews' Bridgerton fate after the season finale twist. "Does this mean no more Julie Andrews? Please say no," one person tweeted.

Coughlan may also be supporting her iconic colleague. "Technically, I'm sharing work with Julie Andrews," she told Seth Meyers on Late Night in May. She jokingly told PEOPLE, "Me and Julie, we share the work."

There's expected to be a longer-than-usual gap between Bridgerton installments ahead of Season 4, so Brownell and the writers should have plenty of time to figure out a way to keep Andrews on the show.