Netflix Just Released the Official Trailer for Shondaland’s ‘Bridgerton’
When will Bridgerton premiere?
The drama, created by longtime Shonda Rhimes collaborator Chris Van Dusen (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy), will premiere on Netflix on Christmas Day: December 25, 2020.
How many episodes will there be?
There are eight one-hour episodes.
What is the series about?
Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling romance novels and is set in the high-society world of London. The series follows Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor, the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family, as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market.
Per Netflix, “Hoping to follow in her parents’ 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 (voiced by Julie Andrews) 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.”
Who stars in Bridgerton?
You mean Dame Julie Andrews as the narrator isn’t enough? All right, all right. In addition to Andrews and Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton, the series also stars Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Derry Girls fave Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Ruby Stokes as Francesca Bridgerton, Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Bessie Carter as Prudence Featherington, Harriet Cains as Philipa Featherington, Polly Walker as Lady Portia Featherington, Ben Miller as Lord Featherington, Sabrina Bartlett as Siena Rosso, Martins Imhangbe as Will Mondrich, and Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley.
What else do we know?
Glamour was actually on set in Bristol, U.K., during filming in the fall of 2019, so we’ll be sharing lots of behind-the-scenes photos, videos, and interviews soon. Until then, check out the rest of the just-released photos from Netflix and begin the countdown now.
Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram @jessicaradloff14, where she’ll be sharing more from the set—soon.