Shona Rhimes is an American writer and producer. Rhime sis mostly known for Grey’s Anatomy, How to get away with the murder, and Private practice. Her new show is going to be based on the mega-popular book series with millions of readers “Bridgerton”. After her project like “How To Get Away With Murder” and “Grey’s Anatomy” fans were waiting for something new Shonda Rhimes. But, now she has made a deal of 150 Million Dollars with Netflix for the new show. The book is written by Julia Quinn, and she is often called “Jane Austen” of our Era. It is because of the way she writes romance novels and all of them became instantly famous. Bridgerton has been translated into 32 languages worldwide. More than 10 million copies of the book were sold in the U.S alone.
Bridgerton will follow the plot of the first book. Even though there are 8 books, the first season will be following the plot of the first book. But, if the first season becomes a hit and Netflix agrees to continue with the show, then we might get to see other seasons based on the other books as well. The first book “The Duke and I”, tells the story of Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset. The story starts with Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset in 1813. They fake their relationship to avoid the constant pressure of society on them, but things get complicated when they start to develop feelings for each other.
Many big names and talented actors are part of this project. Julia Andrews, known for her versatile roles from the ’60s till this date. Andrews appeared in “The Sound of Music”, “Mary Poppins”, she even appeared alongside Anne Hathway in “The princess diaries”. The actress is 85 years old and has done dozens of movies and now she will be the part of ” Bridgerton”. She will voice gossip columnist in the early books. According to the Variety Magazine, Julia’s role can be described as:
“Anonymous to readers, the sharp-tongued gossip writer uses a curious mix of social commentary and a scathing insult to send the season of 1813’s ton into an all-out frenzy.”
Phoebe Dynevor is going to play the lead role of Daphne Bridgerton. Regé-Jean Page is going to play the role of Simon Basset. Rege is famous for appearing on ABC’s The People. Others included in the show are Jonathan Bailey, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Ruby Stokes, Harriet Cains, Ben Miller, and Polly Walker.
The trailer of the show is out as well. The trailer of the show has almost 300k views in it just in two days. You can the idea of the plot from the trailer as well, we will see at the start of the show how everyone in London in the 19th century is desperate to get married like their livelihood depends on it.
Netflix Bridgerton will release on 25 December , 2020 on Christmas.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.