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Bridgerton Author Doesn't Rule Out LGBTQ+ Lead Character On the Show

Bridgerton Author Doesn't Rule Out LGBTQ+ Lead Character On the Show

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"The objective of the saga has always been to show that all people deserve a happy ending," Julia Quinn said.

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Julia Quinn, the author of the Bridgerton novel series, is open to the idea of the Netflix show featuring an LGBTQ+ protagonist during one of its seasons.

Even though Bridgerton features out gay actor Jonathan Bailey in one of the main roles of the show, he plays a straight character who got married to a woman in season two. Alas, there have been hints that the TV show features LGBTQ+ characters among them, which could lead to one of those individuals leading their own season of Bridgerton in the future.

During an interview with Cosmopolitan Spain, Quinn talked about Henry Granville as a gay character that already exists in the story. Alas, she also pointed out that she has no control over the writing process of the TV show - she has been simply hired as a consultant to the writers working over at Netflix.

And yet, Quinn absolutely doesn't rule out LGBTQ+ characters taking the lead in a future season of the show. "A gay lead on Bridgerton sounds like a good idea to me, because the objective of the saga has always been to show that all people deserve a happy ending," she noted.

For the time being, fans are eagerly waiting for the third season of Bridgerton, which will be led by Penelope Featherington (played by Nicola Coughlan). The character has been a hopeless romantic during the first two seasons of the series, but ultimately endured some heartbreak toward the end of season two.

But with the massive success of Bridgerton, one can assume that Netflix will keep renewing the show for multiple seasons, so hope isn't lost when it comes to having a season with an LGBTQ+ lead sometime in the future.

Here's to making Bridgerton even gayer!

Seasons one and two of Bridgerton are streaming on Netflix.

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Bernardo Sim

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.

Bernardo Sim is a writer, content creator, and the deputy editor of Out. Born in Brazil, he currently lives in South Florida.