Netflix has released the first look at Bridgerton, a brand new series from the creators of Grey’s Anatomy.
Created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, the pair have created their first series for the streaming service, which is based on the bestselling Julia Quinn novels and set in England’s early 1800s Regency period.
Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut in Regency London’s High Society.
Hoping to follow in her parents’ footsteps and find a true love match, Daphne’s prospects initially seem out of reach, especially when her brother rejects several suitors.
Daphne soon encounters “highly desirable and rebellious” Duke of Hastings (For the People’s Regé-Jean Page) and despite proclaiming that they want nothing to do with each other, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly.
The new series also stars Doctor Who’s Adjoa Andoh, Broadchurch’s Jonathan Bailey, Line of Duty’s Claudia Jessie and Polly Walker, Derry Girls’ Nicola Coughlan, Game of Thrones’ Sabrina Bartlett, Harry Potter’s Freddie Stroma, Death in Paradise’s Ben Miller and the voice of the legendary Dame Julie Andrews.
The show is described by Netflix as “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”.
Bridgerton will premiere worldwide on December 25 on Netflix.