Julia Quinn’s bestselling Bridgerton novels have come to Netflix.
The adaptation of the period drama book series has been created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, and set in the competitive world of Regency London high society’s Ton (from the French ‘le bon ton’ meaning etiquette) when debutantes are presented at court.
The drama follows the Bridgerton family: Lady Bridgerton; her four sons, Anthony, Benedict, Colin and Gregory; and her four daughters, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca and Hyacinth. As well as the Bridgertons are the Featheringtons: Lady Featherington; her husband the Baron; and their three daughters, Philippa, Prudence and Penelope.
The series stars Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley, the Featheringtons’ housekeeper, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Viscount Bridgerton, the eldest Bridgerton son, Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson, a Featherington cousin, Sabrina Bartlett as Siena Rosso, an opera singer and Anthony’s lover, and three Featherington daughters: Harriet Cains as Philippa, Bessie Carter as Prudence, and Nicola Coughlan as Penelope.
Julie Andrews also stars as the voice of Lady Whistledown, the author of a scandalous society newsletter
The series began on Netflix on Christmas Day.