From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, major new Netflix series Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton 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, 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.
The eight part series stars legendary actress Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music) as Lady Whistledown, Adjoa Andoh (Invictus, Doctor Who) as Lady Danbury, Jonathan Bailey (Broadchurch, W1A) as Anthony Bridgerton, Ben Miller as Lord Featherington (Johnny English, Death in Paradise), Freddie Stroma (Pitch Perfect, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) as Prince Friederich and Nicola Coughlan (Derry Girls, Harlots) as Penelope Featherington.
Also starring in the series are Jason Barnett (Porridge, Agatha Raisin), Sabrina Bartlett (Game of Thrones, Poldark), Harriet Cains (Line of Duty, Vera), Kathryn Drysdale (The Windsors, Vanity Fair), Ruth Gemmell (Utopia, Fever Pitch), Luke Newton (The Lodge, Mr Selfridge) and Regé-Jean Page (ROOTS, For the People).
Bridgerton is described as “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”.
Bridgerton comes to Netflix this Winter.