'Bridgerton': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix and Shondaland adaptation

The first season of 'Bridgerton' is based on 'The Duke and I' and follows the story of the eldest Bridgerton sister, Daphne Bridgerton, and Simon Basset


                            'Bridgerton': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Netflix and Shondaland adaptation
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Get ready to spend Christmas 2020 with a bottle of wine (or two) as you are set to watch Netflix's latest series, 'Bridgerton'. Adapted from Julia Quinn's novels about the Bridgerton siblings who are part of the Regency in London's high society in the early 1800s, this period drama is going to be vastly different from 'Downton Abbey'. Add in a bit of 'Gossip Girl' and you have exactly what 'Bridgerton' will be about.

The first season of 'Bridgerton' is based on the first book of the series, 'The Duke and I', and follows the story of the eldest Bridgerton sister, Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, who happens to be her eldest brother, Anthony's best friend. Read on to know more details about the first season of 'Bridgerton'.

Release date

The first season of 'Bridgerton' from Shondaland will be available to stream on Netflix on Friday, December 25, at 12 am PST.

Plot

Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), 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 (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.

'Bridgerton' is 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.

Cast

Phoebe Dynevor

Phoebe Dynevor (Netflix)

Phoebe Dynevor is an English actress best known for her roles in 'Waterloo Road', 'Dickensian', and 'Younger'. She plays the role of Daphne Bridgerton.

Regé-Jean Page

Regé-Jean Page (Getty Images)

Regé-Jean Page is a British actor known for his roles in 'Waterloo Road', 'For the People', and 'Roots'. He plays the role of Simon Basset.

Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan Bailey (Getty Images)

Jonathan Bailey is an English actor known for his roles in 'Broadchurch', 'Crashing', and 'Groove High'. He plays the role of Daphne's eldest brother, Anthony Bridgerton.

Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan (Getty Images)

Nicola Coughlan is an Irish actress best known for her roles in 'Harlots' and 'Derry Girls'. She plays the role of Penelope Featherington.

The series also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.

Creator

Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen is a television producer and screenwriter known for his work in 'Grey's Anatomy', 'Private Practice', and 'Scandal'.

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