Bridgerton release date Cast, trailer and plot for Netflix

The superstar behind Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Out of Murder and Scandal, is now turning his attention to Regency-era London for a stylized new romantic drama.

This is the first series Shonda Rhimes has spearheaded for Netflix and is one of the most anticipated projects this year, due to the fall on Christmas.

Based on Julia Quinn’s love novels, the show follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of a powerful family, as she tries to find a husband.

After becoming the target of the Lady Whistledown scandal, she crosses with the rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) and they devise a plan to protect her reputation.

Members of the Bridgerton cast saw the recently released full-length Bridgerton trailer, including Dynevor and Page, as well as Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan, Polly Walker of Line of Duty and Jonathan Bailey of W1A.

Read everything we know so far about Bridgerton.

Release date and time of Bridgerton’s Netflix

It has now been confirmed that the series will be launched Netflix on December 25th – so you can enjoy all the dramas from Christmas 2020 onwards.

In the UK, the drama will go live on Netflix 8:00.


Who is Bridgerton?

There is massive an ensemble thrown on board for this.

Phoebe Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton, an actress the young debutante was to join the wedding march. Regé-Jean Page plays Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings who is the primary topic of conversation in the city but is not interested in his title or taking a wife.

Bridgerton Simon and Daphne

Golda Rosheuvel (Silent Witness) will play Queen Charlotte, a confectioner and the main gossip of London society. Jonathan Bailey (W1A) plays Anthony Bridgerton, the eldest brother and sister and head of the family since his father’s death.

Luke Newton plays Colin Bridgerton, a good-natured young man who falls in love with a young woman who has just arrived in London. Claudia Jessie (Vanity Fair) plays Eloise Bridgerton, a cheeky and rebellious sibling who believes she is destined for something bigger than marriage.


Nicola Coughlan and Claudia Jessie in Bridgerton (Netflix)

Nicola Coughlan plays Penelope Featherington, a young girl of clear mind and good heart who was born into a family that does not understand her. Ruby Barker plays Marina Thompson, who is sent from the country to live with her cousins, the Featheringstons.

Sabrina Bartlett plays Siena Rosso, an amazing opera singer who has a secret affair with a prominent lord. Ruth Gemmell (Penny Dreadful) plays Lady Violet Bridgerton, the matriarch of a central family who wants all her children to marry out of love.

Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton

Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton (Netflix)

Adjoa Andoh plays Lady Danbury, the dowage who runs the city. Polly Walker plays Lady Portia Featherington, an ambitious mother who is determined to buy her daughters the most impressive suitors.

Luke Thompson will play Benedict Bridgerton, the second oldest of the siblings, who hopes to turn his artistic hobby into a career. Will Tilson plays Gregory Bridgerton, a “terror with a heart of gold,” who constantly teases his sister Hyacinth.

Florence Hunt will play Hyacinth Bridgerton, Bridgerton’s youngest siblings who are dying to follow in the footsteps of their sisters and participate in the March of Marriage. Ruby Stokes will play Francesca Bridgerton, the most willing siblings, who is careful with her words and has a cunning sense of humor.


Featheringtons in Bridgerton (Netflix)

Ben Miller will play Lord Featherington, a lewd lord who is perceived as a “joke” in London’s high society. Bessie Carter plays Prudence Featherington, the oldest woman in the family, who is ending her third season in marriage.

Harriet Cains plays Philip Featherington, a middle-aged Featherington child, who hopefully finds a husband for herself. Martins Imhangbe plays Will Mondrich, a rising boxer who climbs the London social hierarchy for his newfound fame.

Lorraine Ashbourne plays Mrs. Varley, a housewife of Featherington. And last but not least – the cult Mary Poppins and Sound of Music star Julie Andrews gives the voice of narrator Lady Whistledown.

What is Bridgerton about?

Netflix’s official synopsis of the series reads: “Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she debuts in the competitive Regency London marriage market.

“Hoping to follow in their parents’ footsteps and find a game spurred on by true love, Daphne’s prospects seem unparalleled at first. But as her older brother begins to dismiss her potential suitors, a sheet of high-society scandal written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown throws controversy at Daphne.

“Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), a devoted bachelor and catch of the season for the mothers of debutantes. Although they have declared that they do not want anything that others can offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks emerge as they find themselves in an ever-increasing battle of intelligence as they navigate society’s expectations for their future. “

Phoebe Dynevor plays Daphne Bridgerton in the Netflix drama Bridgerton

Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton (Netflix)

Is Netflix’s Bridgerton different from the novel?

Bridgerton’s first season is largely based on Julia Quinn’s first novel in the Bridgerton series, entitled “The Duke and I,” which focuses on the story of Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset.

However, the drama borrows certain details from later novels in the series, while other actions and characters are completely new additions. The most prominent is the Netflix drama that introduces Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) to the story as an obsessed royal royal chair of high society.

Bridgerton producer Shonda Rhimes says, “You can get to this series because you’ve never read a single book about Bridgerton or you’ve never even heard of Bridgerton’s novels and you’ll be completely immersed in the world, or you could get to this by reading all the last of those millions times, have dog ears and be obsessed and still find new things to see. “

Is there a trailer for Bridgerton?

The initial announcement for Bridgerton fell in November, giving Netflix subscribers a first taste of what the show is preparing.

The full-length trailer was released next month, giving a more detailed overview of the plot, which revolves around Daphne Bridgerton and her rebellious flames, the Duke of Hastings.

“We could pretend to create an attachment … every cheeky mother in town will leave me alone and every suitor will watch you,” Duke Daphne says.

But her brother does not approve of this scheme. See how the drama unfolds below:

Bridgerton arrives on Netflix on December 25, 2020. You can order Bridgerton’s novels on Amazon. Looking for something else to watch? Watch our guide to the best TV series on Netflix and the best movies on Netflix or visit our TV guide