‘Bridgerton’ shake-up sees Francesca Bridgerton played by ‘Anatomy of a Scandal’ actress

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New York Daily News

It’s all in the family. Netflix is shaking up the “Bridgerton” cast by swapping out Ruby Stokes, the original face of Francesca Bridgerton, for Hannah Dodd in the upcoming third season. While Stokes, 21, debuted the role to the public starting with the first season of the Shonda Rhimes-executive produced smash hit — which dropped in late 2020 — Francesca, described in the release as “a bit of a mystery within her chatty extroverted family,” has so far only appeared in five episodes across the series’ first two seasons. Stokes has a starring role as Lucy Carlyle in the streaming service’s upcom…

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