Netflix’s first Shonda Rhimes present, “Bridgerton,” will premiere on Christmas Day.
The present would be the streaming big’s first beneath the Shondaland umbrella — two years after Rhimes made her large take care of them, which was reportedly within the neighborhood of $150 million.
Based mostly on a sequence of historic romance novels by Julia Quinn, “Bridgerton” is a interval drama set in England’s Regency period, 1811-1820. Count on high hats, petticoats and dance playing cards straight out of Jane Austen. It’s fairly a departure from the modern-day docs and attorneys that populate the remainder of Shondaland in reveals comparable to “Gray’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How To Get Away With Homicide.”
The plot follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the oldest daughter of the highly effective Bridgerton household, as she makes her debut in London society and searches for a husband. She quickly crosses paths with the rakish Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Web page). All of the whereas, the mysterious Woman Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews) tracks everybody’s scandals. The sequence has color-blind casting, portray a various image of 19th-century England, and will probably be helmed by longtime Shondaland collaborator Chris Van Dusen (who labored on “Gray’s Anatomy” and “Scandal”).
Different actors within the forged embrace “Derry Women” star Nicola Coughlan, Jonathan Bailey, Florence Hunt, Claudia Jessie, Adjoa Andoh and extra.
“Bridgerton” will hit Netflix on Dec. 25, 2020.