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Everything we know about Netflix’s new scandalous period drama, ‘Bridgerton’

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If I'm honest, there's nothing that makes my heart sing quite like a period drama. Flouncy gowns, elaborate garden parties and of course, plenty of scandal. In an effort to deliver all my Christmas wishes at once (they were certainly successful), Netflix has released the trailer for their latest drama-filled, scandalous, Regency-era series, Bridgerton, and boy am I in for a treat.

Bridgerton is the ultimate Gossip Girl and Pride and Prejudice crossover we didn't know we needed. Based on the best-selling historical book series by Julia Quinn of the same name, the series follows eight children of powerful family, the Bridgerton's, as they attempt to find love in Regency England. According to Netflix's official synopsis, it seems as though the first series will follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the fourth of the eight children, who hopes to follow in her parent's footsteps on her quest to find true love. Despite her efforts, she results to establishing a fake courtship with the desirable but rebellious bachelor Duke of Hasting (Regé-Jean Page).

 

 

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"Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne," reads the synopsis.

Watch the trailer for Bridgerton below.

If the world of dating wasn't difficult enough, Daphne must also combat the omniscient narrator Lady Whistledown – a scandal sheet author of high-society gossip, voiced by the remarkable Julie Andrews – who has the power to unravel all of her plans.

“Let it be known, if there’s a scandal, I shall uncover it,” Lady Whistledown explains in the trailer.

“And share every last detail.”

Bridgerton will be available to stream on Netflix on Christmas day.

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