Shonda Rhimes’ first Netflix series has a name, a premiere date, and photos. Based on the series of novels by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton is a romantic period drama that is giving me Still Star-Crossed vibes. Rhimes’ first period drama aired on ABC, but it was short-lived and was canceled after one season (and one hell of a cliffhanger). However, its stellar cast (which included No Time to Die’s Lashana Lynch) and its unique, if melodramatic, plot and romance keeps it alive in my heart.
Back to Bridgerton. Per Netflix, the series “follows Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parents’ footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown (Julie Andrews) casts aspersions on Daphne.”
It sounds like drama, scandal, and romance run amok in Bridgerton. Will this series be good? Maybe. I suppose it depends on how the story plays out and how many fun gasps can be drawn out of such high society characters. Either way, it’s arriving on Christmas Day, when fluff and good cheer will permeate the air. I’m ready for some of that fluff to be honest because we all know it’s been a damn long and agonizing year. This looks really fun and I hope Netflix isn’t so quick to cancel it the way ABC did Still Star-Crossed.
Bridgerton was created by Chris Van Dusen and also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains. Check out pictures of the magical and fancy costumes below.
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