Sparks fly as ‘Bridgerton’ returns in Season 3 with Colin, Penelope’s love story
The passionate love story between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) will take center stage in season three of the Regency era-series “Bridgerton,” while a live-action adaptation of the hit anime “One Piece” will premiere in August 2023.
The return of familiar faces, superheroes shifting to action stars, and adaptations were among the highlights of a global fan event in Brazil last Sunday, June 18, where Hollywood celebrities and rising stars were the center of attention.
‘Romancing Mister Bridgerton’
A year after “Bridgerton” season three was confirmed, Coughlan announced that the hit series would focus on Colin and Penelope’s love story, which took place years after they had “some growing up to do.”
A first look of the upcoming season was also shared to the public which showed a glimpse of the characters’ new looks and their growing feelings for one another.
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) June 17, 2023
Based on the book “Romancing Mister Bridgerton,” the fourth novel of the original “Bridgerton” book series, tackles Lady Whistledown’s unrequited feelings for Colin, who will presumably have a change of heart as the season progresses. The premiere date for the series is yet to be announced, as of this writing.
‘One Piece’ live-action
The beloved Straw Hat pirates of the original “One Piece” Japanese anime is getting a live-action adaptation, with Mexican actor Iñaki Godoy taking on the titular role of Monkey D. Luffy.
The series, which is set to premiere in August of this year, follows the similar premise of a group of pirates in search of the mysterious treasure called “one piece.”
While the anime is still going strong with 1,000 episodes, it remains unknown if the upcoming show will follow the manga’s original storyline or it will delve further into a different plot.
From superheroes to action stars
Chris Hemsworth — who made waves as the mighty Thor — confirmed that a third “Extraction” is currently in the works, shortly after taking on a worldwide press tour for the film’s sequel.
“Extraction 2,” which premiered earlier this month, takes place after Tyler Rake (Hemsworth) comes back from the brink of death to save the family of a known Georgian cult.
Meanwhile, Gal Gadot will trade her signature Wonder Woman gear, to star as intelligence agent Rachel Stone in the upcoming film “Heart of Stone.”
““Heart of Stone’ has all the right ingredients. The best cast members, so much action, a lot of laughter and a lot of drama. Five locations around the world. Just a lot of fun. I can’t wait for all of you to watch it,” Gadot said.
Hollywood actress Lily Collins confirmed that the fourth season of “Emily in Paris” is in the works, but it revolves around her character Emily Cooper’s adventures in Rome, Italy.
“While Emily’s heart will always remain true to Paris, her life takes some unexpected twists this season. Don’t be surprised to find her on a ‘Roman Holiday,’” she said, which is a seeming reference to the 1953 film starring Audrey Hepburn.
Meanwhile, Jenna Ortega hinted that her character, Wednesday Addams, will be determined to take some sort of vengeance against her and her friends’ bullies in season two of the hit series “Wednesday.”
Premiere dates for the series’ new seasons are yet to be announced, as of this writing.
On the other hand, Nick (Kit Connor) and Charlie (Joe Locke)’s story will also continue in the second season of “Heartstopper,” which will be released in August 2023.
According to its first look, the second season will focus on the sweethearts as classmates, which was revealed by Nick to Charlie in a surprise announcement in class.
The spinoff for the hit series “Money Heist” will focus on the story of Berlin (Pedro Alonso) which took place prior to the events of the former. As revealed in the fan event, the master trickster brings his robbery skills to Paris, France in hopes of pulling off an “ambitious” robbery.
Penn Badgley is reprising his character Joe Goldberg for the final time in the fifth season of “You.”
The final installment of the series tells the story of Joe returning to his roots in New York, where he would be facing a “familiar face,” although he remained mum about the details. EDV