Shonda Rhimes First Netflix Series to be a "Bridgerton" Adaption


Shondaland’s first Netflix project is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling Bridgerton novels. 

Bridgerton Family Series by Julia Quinn

Shot in the London the historical drama is set in the lavish and highly competitive world of Regency London high society. 

The Official Description: "From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love." 

The Cast

The Julie Andrews voices Lady Whistledown, the unseen gossip writer.

Rege-Jean Page (Roots 2016) as Simon Bassett
A Duke who finds himself the target of the town's single ladies.

Phoebe Dynevor (Dickensian) as Daphne Bridgerton, the young debutante waiting to make her debut.

Golda Rosheuvel (Lady MacBeth) as Queen Charlotte

Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch) as Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest sibling
Luke Newton (Mr Selfridge) as Colin Bridgerton
Claudia Jessie (Vanity Fair) as Eloise Bridgerton
Nicola Coughlan (Harlots) as Penelope Featherington, a girl with a sharp wit

Ruby Barker (Doctors) as Marina Thompson
Sent to live with her cousins, the Featheringtons

Sabrina Bartlett (Victoria) as Siena Rosso, an opera singer
Ruth Gemmell (Penny Dreadful) as Lady Violet Bridgerton, the matriarch of the family

Adjoa Andoh (Invictus) as Lady Danbury
The dowager who runs the town

Polly Walker (Pennyworth) as Lady Portia Featherington, matriarch of her family


Writer Chris Van Dusen On the Cast: "We could not have found a more gifted group of actors to bring Bridgerton to life. When creating this series, the goal was to turn a very traditional genre on its head and make something fresh, smart, sexy and fun. That’s exactly what this cast embodies and I'm ridiculously excited to see them inhabit these characters and captivate viewers in their own incredibly brilliant ways.”

The eight-episode Netflix series will premiere sometime in 2020.


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