It’s the first project from the streamer’s deal with Shonda Rhimes.
Netflix has finally unveiled the trailer for Bridgerton, the first offering from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland since its move to the streamer.
According to the show synopsis provided by Netflix, Bridgerton is Inspired by the bestselling novels by Julia Quinn. The series follows Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton, eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. As her pursuit of love unravels, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts criticisms on Daphne who has caught the eye of London’s most desirable duke.
“You do not know me and never shall, but be forewarned, dear reader: I certainly know you,” Lady Whistledown, as voiced by the legendary Julie Andrews, starts off. “The social season is upon us. We shall discover which young ladies might succeed at securing a match. Let it be known, if there’s a scandal, I shall uncover it … and share every last detail.”
Created by Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all. The series also stars Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton), Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington), Claudia Jessie (Eloise Bridgerton), Ruby Barker (Marina Thompson), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury), Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Luke Thompson (Benedict Bridgerton), Luke Newton (Colin Bridgerton), Ruby Stokes (Francesca Bridgerton), Will Tilston (Gregory Bridgerton), Florence Hunt (Hyacinth Bridgerton), Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton), Bessie Carter (Prudence Featherington), Harriet Cains (Philipa Featherington), Polly Walker (Lady Portia Featherington), and Ben Miller (Lord Featherington).
Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Simon, the Duke of Hastings played by Regé-Jean Page, a committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, the attraction between the Duke and Daphne is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.
Bridgerton premieres Christmas Day on Netflix.
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