Deadline reported Thursday that Dodd, 26, will replace Ruby Stokes, 21, as Francesca in the new season.
May 12 (News) – Hannah Dodd will play Francesca Bridgerton Bridgeton Season 3.
Stokes will now star in the upcoming Netflix series Lockwood & Co.based on the book series by Jonathan Stroud.
The actress appeared as Francesca in two episodes of the second season and the first three episodes of the second season.
“I love Francesca but we lost her in the middle of Season 2” Bridgeton Creator Chris Van Dusen told TVLine in March. “Having exhausted all other avenues, unfortunately she had to come out for reasons beyond our control.”
Francesca is the sixth of eight Bridgerton children. The character is described as reserved, reinforced with a dry wit and pragmatism that confuses the fickle ton.
Netflix confirmed Dodd’s casting.
“The only thing the sound loves more than a scandal is a celebration. Warmly welcome the newest member of the Bridgerton family,” the company said tweeted.
Bridgeton Based on the book series by Julia Quinn set in Regency-era London. The show stars are Phoebe Dynevor, Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Adjoa Andoh and Golda Rosheuvel.