After making the sixth and slyest Bridgerton appearance on Season 2 of Bridgerton, Frannie fell off the face of the earth with the fam to Aubrey Hall in the first season, but she was not happy with the outcome. Although no one in the show said anything, and it seemed like they had just forgotten her?
Bridgerton actress Ruby Stokes had to leave the production to work on another Netflix series, and Deadline reports that she will not return for future seasons. Hannah Dodd, who plays Francesca in Season 3, will take over as the role of Francesca.
Is this good news? Is it bad news? Lets talk about how Francesca should be recast for Season 3 and beyond.
In Netflix''s Bridgerton, who is Francesca?The Most Most Mysterious Bridgerton Sibling
Bridgerton, a loving, lavish adaptation of Julia Quinn''s best-selling romance novels, has been reviewed. So far, weve watched as Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) discovered true love with her Duke (Rege-Jean Page) and his big brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) conquered his own stubbornness to admit his uncanny love for Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). That only means that the other six siblings and their big epic romances are waiting in the wings
While Bridgerton has already spent a lot of time with the next three oldest siblings Benedict (Luke Thompson), Colin (Luke Newton) and Eloise, the younger three have been used mostly as set dressing or cute comic relief. Francesca is the youngest sister we know most.
Francesca is a year younger than Eloise, and the two could not be more similar in a friendly society. While Eloise is unfavorable among friends and family, she is also quiet, accepting, and expressing her self-doubt. In the books, she is well-known for a sense of humor and an understated charm. In the books, she finds no struggle at all entering society. In the end, they spend the most of their time discussing Johns stealing from his
So in a sense, Francesca hasn''t been in the spotlight in the first two seasons of Bridgerton. That said, if Eloise came out in society in Season 2, it would be true that Francesca would have her triumphant debut in Season 3, right? That means they cant only let an actress in a supporting role swan off for a bigger work mid-season. (Deadline also reported that Ruby Stokes disappeared to work on Lockwood & Co., a Netflix adaptation
Enter: a new Francesca.
Hannah Dodd, who is she?How does she portray Francesca in Season 3 of Bridgerton?
Hannah Dodd is a 26-year-old British actress who has appeared in Harlots, Find Me in Paris, and plays Sprites in Eternals. However, you may recognize her as the young Sienna Miller from Netflix''s recent soapy thriller Anatomy of a Scandal. In that series, she played young Sophie as beautiful, charming, and haughty. That''s the perfect combination for a nigmatic Regency heroine like Francesca.
Dodd has been wearing a dark auburn hair style that you can easily imagine fitting in with the Bridgerton family brood. She has also had the high cheekbones and big blue eyes that seem to define the siblings (for the most part). Basically, Dodd should fit in.
The bigger question is when will Netflixannounce who will be playing the Stirling cousins in Bridgerton Season 3? Francesca would not double down without a desire to meet John on the ballroom floor.
If you want to learn more about Francesca Bridgerton, visit her Bridgerton biography, Book 6, When He Was Wicked.