Netflix unveiled, this Monday, November 2, a first preview of the series Bridgerton, produced by Shonda Rhimes and conducted by screenwriter Chris Van Dusen (who previously collaborated with Rhimes on the series Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal).
This new series is part of the long-term agreement signed in 2017 which guaranteed Netflix the rights to broadcast future productions developed by Rhimes.
The first season of Bridgerton will consist of eight one-hour episodes.
Adapted from the series of books of the same name by American author Julia Quinn, Bridgerton invites us to return to the time of the Regency to follow the path of Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest of a powerful London family, as she tries to find the perfect husband.
Against a backdrop of rivalry, romance, lust and betrayal, Daphne will be one of the subjects of a gossip column written by the enigmatic Lady Whistledown (Julie Andrews), which will complicate matters somewhat.
Like a Christmas present for fans of the producer, fans of vintage productions and parents looking for a moment of peace during a holiday period which promises to be very special, the first season of Bridgerton will be available on Netflix from December 25th.
Meanwhile, the 17th season of Grey’s Anatomy and the fourth season of Station 19 will air Thursday, November 12, on ABC.