We've seen the on-set photos and we've read teases about the plot line. But after a whole lot of patience and suspense, fans are finally able to get their first look at the third installment of the Bridget Jones movie series.
On Wednesday's all-new Ellen DeGeneres Show, Renée Zellweger made an appearance to deliver the first official trailer. Let's just say fans are going to be so delighted.
Fans first got a sense that something major was about to be released when co-star Patrick Dempsey took to Instagram and teased some big news.
"Got a first glimpse," he cryptically wrote while looking at his iPhone. "What a beauty :) #March23rd #Reveal." Yes, it all makes sense to us now, too!
It's been more than fourteen years since the release of Bridget Jones's Diary in 2001, which was followed by Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason three years later.
The third installment follows Bridget as a new mom in her 40s. While on-set pictures show husband Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) attending the baby's christening, the identity of the father remains a total mystery. In fact, screenwriter Helen Fielding wrote three different endings to avoid any spoilers.
"It's kind of brilliant," Renée admitted to the Sunday Express. "None of the cast knows who fathered Bridget's baby or who she'll choose as her beau. The plan is to keep us all in the dark, right up to the premiere."
What we do know is the actress and the cast is thrilled to be back together for a series that has developed quite the loyal fan base over the years.
"It's really a nice reunion with old friends," Renée told E! News'Marc Malkin. "And it's always wonderful to be back in London and I love this character so it's been a real treat to get to revisit it again."
See the finished product once Bridget Jones's Baby hits theaters everywhere on Sept. 16, 2016.
(E! and Universal Pictures are both members of the same family.)