With all the at-home time we’ve all been putting in during the pandemic, Netflix has probably become our biggest saviour. If you were worried that you would run out of amazing content to watch through, well no need. Netflix and Shonda Rhimes have a very special Christmas Gift for us all, with “Bridgerton” releasing on the 25th.
Rhimes signed a deal with Netflix all the way back in 2017, and “Bridgerton will be the first Netflix Series that she produces. Her producing partner Betsy Beers will also be a part of the team that brings the series to Netflix.
Rhimes tweeted “I’ve been a fan of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series since I can remember. The originality. The sexiness. The storytelling. Everything about it. I quickly knew that @shondaland had to turn them into a series.”
Made over eight episodes, the series takes us through the powerful Bridgerton family as the eldest daughter Daphne gets ready to debut into London’s marriage market. Daphne’s hopes are to find true love in her match but finds that none of her prospects are what she dreamed of. To make matters worse a mysterious Lady Whistledown releases a “high society scandal sheet” which questions Daphne’s character. To make this even more interesting the Duke of Hastings, Simon enters the scene and starts up a fake courtship between him and Daphne, a courtship that actually has instant chemistry.
Cast to play Daphne is Phoebe Dynevor and Rege-Jean Page starring as Simon. Playing Queen Charlotte is Golda Rosheuvel. Among other popular faces in the series are Nicola Coughlan, Jonathan Bailey, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Ruby Barker, and more.
And if all of this wasn’t reason enough Julie Andrews also enters the cast as the voice of Lady Whistledown.