Bridgerton (2020)

Bridgerton — Your Guide to the new series from Netflix

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Bridgerton starts on Netflix on Christmas Day. What is it, and what do you need to know about it? We bring you the guide to this upcoming series.

With 2020’s usual spate of delays, Birdgerton is finally set to appear on Netflix on Christmas Day, and it may be just the show to watch while you finish cooking the dinner. Here’s everything we’ve found out so far…

What’s the series about

From the Netflix media centre notes:

From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (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 parent’s 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 casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction 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 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 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 is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels.

It would be very easy to label this as Jane Austen for the twenty-first century viewer, but there is something to that, even if it’s merely the original books sharing common ground with Ms Austen’s classics.

Tell me about the books

Yes, there are books. So far author Julia Quinn has penned six novels and four collections, and full details can be found on her site. We like her byline for the books: Eight siblings, alphabetically named. They bicker, they joke, but they love each other fiercely.

Julia Quinn’s overview of the series tells us:

Set between 1813 and 1827, the Bridgerton Series is a collection of eight novels, each featuring one of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. I didn’t originally set out to write an eight-book series; at first it was just going to be a trilogy! But readers really took to the Bridgertons (and to the mysterious Lady Whistledown, whose gossip columns “narrated” the first four books), and I found myself rather enamoured with the family, too.

Do take a moment to look round Julia Quinn’s site and maybe even treat yourself to one or more of the books ahead of the Christmas Day, or put them on your list for Santa!

How can I find out more

You can watch the Official Teaser Trailer, or maybe even bookmark the new Bridgerton (TV Series) Wiki. We will also be bringing further news, and may even add this to our list of holiday season viewing.