It is a period story in the style of Jane Austen, where the life of the elites passes through dances and other social events with the sole purpose of finding a candidate to ‘marry well’. A storyteller who is in charge of collecting and disseminating the intrigues and scandals of a closed Gossip Girl-style society. And last but not least, characters and dialogue with the stamp of Shonda Rhimes, creator of great hits like Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to get away with murder.
This is the first series from the Shondaland production company. And although it premiered at Christmas, it continues to be among the most-watched on the streaming platform.
Based on the saga of romantic novels by Julia Quinn, something that stands out in the series is that it chooses to fictionalize the time of the Regency in England and mix white and black society without distinction.
The plot centers on the Bridgerton family and particularly on Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor), the fourth daughter of a London high-society family for whom the time has come to present herself in society and find a husband. In this quest, he will meet the captivating Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), who will become a strategically, a friend, and also a passionate lover.
Bridgerton also has an interesting cast of secondary characters such as the three marriageable sisters Philippa, Prudence and Penelope Featheringto, (Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, and Nicola Coughlan, respectively) who at times recall Cinderella’s stepsisters, masterfully commanded by their mother Portia (Polly Walker) who wants to get them a good match whatever.
When is the premiere of Bridgerton season 2
7 of the 8 books of the homonymous saga by Julia Quinn have yet to be adapted. A listing appeared in Production Weekly reported that season 2 will begin filming in March 2021 in Uxbridge, England.
All the actors of the series expressed their satisfaction with the result of the first season and expressed their desire to embark on the recordings of the second part. Phoebe Dynevor told Elle.com that she would love for her character Daphne to have a bit of fun with Jonathan Bailey, who plays her brother Anthony Bridgerton, in the next script. “I want to see her get a little involved in his love life since he intruded on hers quite a bit,” she joked.
Rege-Jean Page, who plays Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings, in an interview on TV Guide, said: “Love evolves; it is something alive, that needs to be repaired when it wears out or breaks. Our characters marry very young. They still have to grow up. They have a lot to do and I think it will be fun to watch them do it together. ”