Netflix has released the first official trailer for Bridgerton, produced by Shonda Rhimes under her massive exclusive first-look deal with Netflix, which reveals a Christmas premiere date for the period drama adaptation. Check it out in the player below!
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, spanning from 2000 to 2013, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny, and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
The series is set in the world of Regency London high society, unveiling a seductive and sumptuous world composed of intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, in which no one is ever on steady ground. At the center of it all is the funny, witting and clever Bridgerton family, comprised of eight siblings who must navigate the upper ten-thousands’ marriage mart in search of romance, adventure, and love.
The cast for the series is set to include Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, 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 and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.
The series, which earned an eight-episode order and is set to debut in 2020, is being adapted by Scandal veteran Chris Van Dusen, who will also showrun the project and executive produce alongside Rhimes and Betsy Beers of Shondaland.
Rhimes signed a deal with Netflix last year in which she would develop projects exclusively for the streaming service, with eight series currently in development, including the Bridgerton series.