Netflix’s Bridgerton release date and first look
It will be a Merry Christmas for Netflix fans who enjoy a Regency romance story. Bridgerton, an original series based on romance novels by author Julia Quinn, will be released on Netflix on Dec. 25, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The series is produced by Grey’s Anatomy’s Shonda Rhimes and created by Chris Van Dusen and they have reimagined this tale into something fresh and topical and timely.
Regency-era romances are dramas based during the time when excess was the thing, and being fashionable was the only way to be. Think along the lines of Jane Austen’s Emma, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice.
This series will be the first mass-market romance novels adapted into a series. Quinn wrote eight books in The Bridgerton Series. The series follows the eight children of the deceased Viscount Bridgerton, and each book focuses on one of the eight.
The series will be narrated by the fantastic Julie Andrews, who plays Lady Whistledown. She is an unconventional narrator in the fact that she is a gossip writer.
Joining Andrews are Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Ruth Gemmel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston and Florence Hunt in the series.
Netflix shared these first look photos on its Twitter page.
Creator Chris Van Dusen shared this look at the eight siblings.
For fans of the Regency, these first looks are absolutely what they should be. The fashions of the period, the haughty looks of the characters; it just seems right.
"“What’s just as incredible as seeing your characters come to life is the sheer scale of it — to realize that something that began in my head and that was just me, now belong to so many people,” she tells EW. “There are hundreds and hundreds of people working on this project, and they’re all bringing a little bit of themselves to it. It’s just made it so rich and wonderful.”"
With so many shows being forced to postpone their release dates, it is exciting to see this series could finish up the post-production just in time to ensure a 2020 release date. Luckily filming for this series was wrapped before the pandemic caused shutdowns of filming.
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