Whether you’ve already binged the first season or need a bit more convincing, here’s everything you need to know about Netflix’s new record-breaking show, Bridgerton.
Even if you haven’t yet sat down to indulge in the scandals, secrets and balls, keep scrolling to find out everything you need to know before (or after) watching!
What is Bridgerton about?
Bridgerton is based on a series of eight books, written by author Julia Quinn. The series follows the story of Daphne Bridgerton during the courting season, where she is making her debut on the marriage market. As well as following the lives of the rest of the Bridgerton family, the Featheringtons and the Duke of Hastings.
Daphne struggles to find a suitor, even though she is titled the ‘diamond of the season’, due to the overprotective nature of her eldest brother Anthony. Due to the Duke of Hastings not wanting to marry, the pair decide to forge a courting to impel suitors to show an interest in Daphne and keep Simon’s mentor, Lady Danbury, at bay.
Set in the early 1800’s in London, one of the series main plot-lines focuses on the anonymous and ruthless newsletter columnist who goes by Lady Whistledown. The series has been compared to Gossip Girl with a regency-era twist!
Who is in Bridgerton?
Besides the iconic Julie Andrews narrating the series as the voice of Lady Whistledown, there are a few other familiar faces you may just recognise.
The main character of the show, Daphne Bridgerton, is played by Phoebe Dynevor who has starred as Siobhan Mailey in Waterloo Road. Rege-Jean Page, who plays Simon Basset, has also starred in Waterloo Road as Guy Braxton.
You may recognise Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) for her role in Channel 4’s hit show Derry Girls and Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) from his work in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Some other noticeable names from the cast list include: Adjoa Andoh, Ben Miller, Golda Rosheuvel, Polly Walker and Ruth Gemmell.
So… what’s all the fuss about?
The show has now been watched by over 63 million households, making it Netflix’s most popular series release to date! Even if you are yet to give in to the social media buzz, the chances are you’ll have seen everyone talking about it.
Bridgerton offers so many genres in one. Being a romance, drama, comedy and a period piece gives Bridgerton the edge it needs to cater for so many interests. From the stunning costumes to the grand sets, you’ll be in awe of not only the award-worthy acting, but the spectacular work of the crew as well!
We’re certain that after one episode you’ll be hooked and you’ll be organising your first party for the next social season!
All episodes of Season 1 of Bridgerton are now available to watch on Netflix. Click here to watch the trailer if you need a bit more convincing!
By Jennifer Harriman