“Bridgerton” Drops the Official Trailer, Revealing a High-Energy and Horny Take on Regency Dramas

Posted on December 14, 2020

Get ready for HORNY REGENCY DRAMA, kittens!

 

 

 

Also: candy-colored, diverse, and soap operatic Regency drama. We suspect audience members who value historical accuracy are going to have a hard time with this one, but this is very clearly not in the PBS Masterpiece mode or Merchant-Ivory prestige period film mode one tends to expect for any drama set during this period. This is pure Shonda – and if there’s one thing she knows, it’s how to craft an addictive story for television.

We’ve already been asked to do costume posts for this show; a prospect that made us laugh in response. Don’t get us wrong, these are some eye-popping looks and the whole production is lush and eye-candy perfect, but Regency was never our area of knowledge – and even then, we can tell that Disney-esque liberties were taken with some of the styles.

Not that it matters, really. We wouldn’t call this series “fanciful,” but it’s definitely playing around in a specific sandbox and having some fun with it. We have no doubt everyone will be talking about this series over the holidays.

 

From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, 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 (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.

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. The series also stars Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton”), Nicola Coughlan (“Penelope Featherington”), Claudia Jessie (“Eloise Bridgerton”), Ruby Barker (“Marina Thompson”),Adjoa Andoh (“Lady Danbury”), Golda Rosheuvel (“Queen Charlotte”), Luke Thompson (“Benedict Bridgerton”), Luke Newton (“Colin Bridgerton”), Ruby Stokes (“Francesca Bridgerton”), Will Tilston (“Gregory Bridgerton”), Florence Hunt (“Hyacinth Bridgerton”), Ruth Gemmell (“Lady Violet Bridgerton”), Bessie Carter (“Prudence Featherington”), Harriet Cains (“Philipa Featherington”), Polly Walker (“Lady Portia Featherington”), Ben Miller (“Lord Featherington”), Sabrina Bartlett (“Siena Rosso”), Martins Imhangbe (“Will Mondrich”), and Lorraine Ashbourne (“Mrs. Varley”).

Escape into with this fun, seductive and scandalous series December 25th only on Netflix.

 

 

[Photo Credit: Netflix – Video Credit: Netflix via YouTube]

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