There’s no better example of a breakout star than Joseph Quinn, one of the latest newcomers of Stranger Things and total internet heartthrob. The 29-year-old British actor joined the cast of the Netflix Original for season 4, playing the adorable Eddie Munson. He’s the leader of The Hellfire Club, and when he’s framed for murder, the Hawkins kids set out on a mission to prove his innocence. Fans absolutely fell in love with the character and lost it when he met his bitter end in the season 4 finale.
Now, everyone wants Quinn to be cast in other Netflix productions, and a rumor is going around that he will appear in Bridgerton season 3. The Game of Thrones alum is no stranger to period pieces, having appeared in shows such as Dickensian and Catherine the Great. But does that mean he’ll be soon acting alongside Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley? We’re not convinced.
Was Joseph Quinn (Eddie Munson) cast in Bridgerton?
It looks like this rumor started on Twitter, with people sharing a screenshot of an alleged tweet made by the @DiscussingFilm account. This page frequently shares movie and TV updates, adding their source. But if you go to their account now, the tweet is nowhere to be found. That either means they deleted it, or it never existed to begin with. It’s entirely possible someone Photoshopped it. We’ve reached out to Discussing Film and will update this article once or if we hear back from them.
Check out the alleged tweet:
When doing a quick Google search, nothing from Deadline comes up regarding Quinn and Bridgerton.
Of course, as these things go nowadays, the rumor made its way to TikTok, with people either pleading for Quinn to be cast in Bridgerton or fully believing that he has been. User Cat Quinn caught a ton of attention after sharing a TikTok saying she wants Quinn to be in the Netflix Original, including from one of the show’s stars, Nicola Coughlan. According to the post, Coughlan liked Quinn’s video, hinting that there could be a secret casting underway. That, or the Bridgerton star is simply a fan of Quinn, too.
Watch the TikTok here:
@catquinn Replying to @catquinn nicola coughlan likes idea of joseph quinn joining bridgerton cast!!!! #josephquinn #josephquinnedit #bridgerton #netflix #strangerthings #nicolacoughlan #ladywhistledown #pen #penelopefeatherington #polin #michaelsterling ♬ Material Girl (Orchestral Version) [From “Bridgerton Season 2”] – Otto Parkor 5.0
At this time, it doesn’t look like there is any real evidence to back up Joseph Quinn appearing in Bridgerton season 3, though we don’t blame fans for wanting it to happen! We’ll be keeping a close eye on these rumors and be sure to update you with any other potential developments.
In the meantime, you can now stream Stranger Things and Bridgerton on Netflix.