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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn | Penelope & Colin's Story | Netflix Tie-In Cover Now Pre-Ordering | Trade Paperback May 7, Mass Market Paperback May 21 | Season 3: Part 1 May 16, Part 2 June 13

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton with #Polin Actors on the Cover is Now Available in Trade Paperback

May 7, 2024

At long last it’s May, and Season 3 of Bridgerton, featuring Penelope & Colin‘s story, will start streaming in a matter of days — May 16. But you don’t need to wait for your own copy of Romancing Mister Bridgerton with #Polin actors Nicola Coughlan & Luke Newton on the cover.

The Netflix tie-in trade paperback is already shipping from all vendors, and JQ has signed hundreds of them for readers. If you want yours autographed by JQ, she’d be happy to! If the smaller format is your style, you don’t have long to wait; the tie-in mass market paperback is still preordering, but will begin shipping on May 21.

After you read/reread Romancing Mister Bridgerton, what’s next? JQ has you covered! She was on the Today Show last week to talk about Bridgerton as well as suggest some of her favorite new books. Unfortunately, they ran out of time before JQ could get to all of her book picks, but you can read about all five of them on the Today Show website.

And of course, if the Bridgerton book series is the only JQ family you’ve read, allow us to introduce you to another family to fall in love with while you wait for Season 3. Please meet the Smythe-Smiths — you may have heard reference to them and their notorious musicales in several of the Bridgerton books— including Romancing Mister Bridgerton!


‘Bridgerton’ Built Julia Quinn’s Career. But Now She’s Striving — and Fighting — for More

Quinn is involved in some pretty important stuff. A native of Connecticut and longtime resident of Seattle, she’s committed to advocacy. Recently, she took on the role of ambassador for EveryLibrary, which aids libraries on all levels to gain funding through voting measures that then bolster the fight against book bans across the United States.

Here, we talk with Quinn about how she’s using her platform for good, what her work with Every Library consists of, and of course, how she feels about going into season three of Bridgerton!

~ Find out more about JQ’s advocacy work. ~ News

Cover Reveal & Netflix Bridgerton Season 3 Trailer

April 11, 2024

It’s available for pre-order! Print editions in mass market and trade paperback of the Netflix Tie-in cover (with actors Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton on the cover) for Romancing Mister Bridgerton are NOW PREORDERING!

Read the prologue, in which Penelope and Colin meet for the first time. And check out the book extras, including JQ’s Author Notes.

When can you have it? The trade paperback will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024. As always, you can get yours signed by JQ at University Book Store and shipped to your home.

(Note: Netflix is basing season 3 on book 4 in JQ’s Bridgerton series. Here’s your guide to the reading order of the Bridgerton Book Series.)

As if this weren’t enough, Netflix released the Bridgerton Season 3 trailer today, and we have to say it: This one’s for the wallflowers!



Swoon-Worthy Costumes and Unbearable Sexual Tension: Every question you have about Bridgerton Season 3, answered.

Is Bridgerton Season 3 based on a book?

Yes, but Netflix is skipping ahead to Romancing Mister Bridgerton, book 4 in the Bridgerton series.

“More details were revealed by Coughlan and her co-star Luke Newton, who plays Colin, via Netflix shortly after the event[Netflix panel discussion], including the reason for the change in the running order.”

“I feel like if you see Penelope fawning over this boy for another season, you’ll be like, ‘Get it together! Come on, move on and get over it,’” said Coughlan. Of what she knows of their story so far, she said, “I think people are going to be really obsessed. I think book fans are going to be happy.”

Read more questions and answers on Vogue. News

Season 3 Sneak Peek: a Not-to-Miss Event!

January 31, 2024

Mark your calendars for February 14, Bridgerton fans!

7am for those of us out west, 10am if you are on the east coast. And registration is required.

Look at this line up!

See you there!

Elsewhere in JQ world: Funkos! Check out the merch news.

And finally, JQ is full of gratitude for the wonderful response to her end-of-year support note to readers about her advocacy work as Ambassador for EveryLibrary. You can still support libraries by signing her petition — it’s not just an end-of-year thing. News

BRIDGERTON Season 3 – New Sneak Peek Photos!

December 26, 2023

Swooooon! We’ve never seen Colin Bridgerton quite like this. We’ve also never seen these exciting photos directly from the set of BRIDGERTON, season three — and we’ve posted a handful of these gems.

We will be updating the JQ Netflix Hub here on like crazy now that we have airdates and photos coming in. Bookmark it!

Be sure to keep reading through this post for a note from JQ about something very close to her heart. But first, a wee teaser for how exciting those new photos are — go ahead, click over — indulge yourself!

ICYMI: we just started posting pre-order links for those of you who love the tie-in covers with the actors; we can’t wait to see how Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton will look on Romancing Mister Bridgerton. The trade paperback will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024.

Speaking of seasons, the gift-giving season may have officially closed, but — New JQ merch! — surely you deserve a JQ-universe gift for yourself! Or think of all those January and February birthdays coming up. TeamJQ just keeps adding to JQ Merch page and JQ herself won’t stop heading into University Bookstore to autograph games, puzzles, and teas, and sign and personalize (if you want) books.

Be sure to look through the quick how-to on the autographed page before ordering.

And finally, a note from JQ:

I’d love to let you know about my advocacy work as Ambassador for EveryLibrary. This unique organization helps public, school, and college libraries win funding at the ballot box, ensuring stable funding and access to libraries for generations to come.

As an ambassador for EveryLibrary, and as an author, I am reaching out to ask you to consider an end of the year gift in support of their work on behalf of libraries. A year-end gift will help ensure that EveryLibrary can continue to empower grassroots groups across the country, fight anti-library legislation, and proactively support library funding measures at the ballot box.

You can also support libraries by signing my petition. Our right to read freely is under attack, and it is up to all of us to protect it.

Happiest of whatever holiday you and your family celebrate this time of year,


Photo credits: Top to bottom, left to right: Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton in episode 302 of Bridgerton; Luke Newton as Colin Bridgerton, Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, again in episode 302 of Bridgerton; Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Will Tilston as Gregory Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Florence Hunt as Hyacinth Bridgerton in episode 301 of Bridgerton. All three photos Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023

Julia Quinn in the circle: Roberto Filho

Entertainment Weekly

Peneloise Fans Rejoice!

“While season 3 will bring Penelope (Nicola Coughlan) a romance with longtime crush, Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton), and a makeover, will it bring her a reconciliation with her best friend?”

“I’m rooting for them,” showrunner Jess Brownell tells EW. “Bridgerton is about love in its many forms, and that includes friendship. The breakup between two friends can be just as earth shattering as a romantic relationship. For Penn, it is extremely difficult. But it’s also a chance for the two of them to grow and learn about themselves without that safety net of always having their best friend around.”

The besties are speaking to each other in Bridgerton season 3 pic!

EW caught up with Brownell to ask her all of their burning questions about the long-awaited third season, including getting the tea on the Colin romance, Pen’s makeover, and what lies in store for other members of the Bridgerton family. News

NEW MERCH! Bridgerton Gifts, Collectibles, and More

December 19, 2023

From Funkos to tea-time delicacies Violet Bridgerton would be unable to resist, browse what’s new here ↓ and on the ever-expanding Merch page. Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for what you can get autographed by JQ!

Williams Sonoma Bridgerton-inspired Collection is filled with tea time confections, regal refreshments, and gorgeous table linens.

There are also baking mixes, an advent calendar, and even a picnic basket — all inspired by the World of Bridgerton.

Everybody loves a Funko, JQ especially! The new Bridgerton-inspired Funkos feature Kate holding the Mallet of Death (so very Bridgerton). Queen Charlotte’s Funko appropriately towers above the others.

International Delight has created a Bridgerton-inspired iced coffee and two creamers. Flavors include Berries & Creme and English Toffee. One might think Hyacinth would even forsake sugar with her tea for one of these Bridgerton-esque flavored creamers.

These will be available for a limited time — about six months — at your grocery store.

Enchanting Bridgerton inspired wedding dresses from Allure Bridals have all the intricate lace, luxurious fabrics, and exquisite embellishments from both the Bridgerton books and the shows.

And finally… new, and Autographed by JQ

The World of Bridgerton: a jigsaw puzzle with over 30 characters to spotThe World Of Bridgerton Jigsaw Puzzle: Piece together the ton’s scandalous goings-on as you spot grand houses, country retreats, memorable characters and perhaps even an illicit rendezvous in the rose garden. With a JQ autograph on the box, it makes for a lovely gift to another or for yourself.

Bridgerton the High Society GameBridgerton: The High Society Game: It’s the first social of the season, the most important time in a young aristocrat’s life. Attend balls, dance with eligible prospects, and vie with others for the affections of suitors — all with the ultimate goal of an auspicious marriage proposal. You only have eight balls to secure your future, but win or lose, you can get this game autographed by JQ, which is a win regardless.

You read to the end! Lady Whistledown would think highly of you. News

BRIDGERTON Season 3 Dates Announced

December 12, 2023

Mark your calendars! Bridgerton Season 3 will be split into two 4-episode parts, with Part 1 premiering on May 16, 2024, followed by Part 2 on June 13, 2024.

Netflix announced this delightful news with a very Bridgerton VIDEO.

Season 3 is based on Romancing Mr. Bridgerton, the fourth book of the Bridgerton series. Don’t forget to read before you watch…

And for those of you who love tie-in book covers, the Romancing Mr. Bridgerton trade paperback featuring Nicola Coughlan and Luke Newton as Penelope and Colin will go on sale May 7, 2024. The mass market edition will follow on May 21, 2024. Preorder links are coming. News

The Queen Arrives in Bookstores! Chapter One is now Posted!

May 9, 2023

THE BOOK: Queen Charlotte — the powerful and romantic companion novel to the Netflix series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story — is NOW AVAILABLE in hardcover, ebook, and audio. Written by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes, this is the Bridgerton-verse’s take on Queen Charlotte & King George III’s love story, and how their union sparked a societal shift.

For the first time online, you can read Chapter One from Queen Charlotte. Then order your copy and keep reading. But wait — what’s the buzz you’ve been hearing about the hardcover’s book jacket?

THE COVER: It’s reversible! One book jacket, two covers. Get the scoop from the authors themselves…

BOOK TOUR & SIGNED BOOKS: JQ is on book tour right now, but if you weren’t able to make it to one of her events, you can still order a signed copy — personalized if you wish — of Queen Charlotte. Get your copy autographed from JQ’s favorite neighborhood bookstore, University Book Store in Seattle. They carry all JQ books, and they ship worldwide.

And bonus: every book comes with a bit of author-esque swag: a beautiful bookmark (one of three different designs — which will you get?) and a magnet. And also, signed copies of the graphic novel Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron come with pigeons (sort of). Ordering your signed JQ books is easy.

*Please note that Queen Charlotte will be autographed by JQ only; Shonda Rhimes is not able to sign the books.


Big Freedia Debuts ‘Bridgerton’ Themed ‘Hey Queen’ New Orleans Bounce Remix

BOW DOWN! Big Freedia and Netflix have released a Bridgerton-Themed “Hey Queen” New Orleans Bounce Remix, and JQ absolutely LOVES it! News

Watch Queen Charlotte, a Bridgerton Story, on Netflix

May 4, 2023

Queen Charlotte, A Bridgerton Story by Shondaland is NOW STREAMING on Netflix.

Next Tuesday, MAY 9, is the big day for Queen Charlotte, the novel, written by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes. How will you read it? In hardcover, on ebook, or in audio?

Cool fact: the hardback has a reversible book jacket that is truly one-of-a-kind.

Want a signed book? Get your copy autographed from University Book Store in Seattle. They ship worldwide!
*Please note that Queen Charlotte will be autographed by JQ only; Shonda Rhimes is not able to sign the books. News

Big Freedia, Queen Charlotte, and the next JQ Excerpt!

April 11, 2023

BOW DOWN! Big Freedia and Netflix have released a Bridgerton-Themed “Hey Queen” New Orleans Bounce Remix, and JQ absolutely LOVES it!

The proclaimed “Queen of Bounce” gives her fabulous take on Bridgerton and Queen Charlotte in Variety Online.

MORE QUEEN: The first excerpt from Queen Charlotte, the novel written by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes, appeared exclusively in Entertainment Weekly last week. A SECOND excerpt will be shared in late April, but only in the JQ NEWSLETTER. Make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss it! (Also, please make sure the JQ Newsletter isn’t going to your spam folder.)

MEET JQ! Tulsa, St. Louis, Harrisburg, PA — JQ is coming your way and those dates and details are posted on JQ’s events page. More dates will added as soon as details are finalized. Readers in Chicago, Severna Park, MD, and the San Francisco Bay Area, check back soon — the JQ’s events page will be updated in the coming days.

And even if JQ isn’t coming to your area, you can still get Queen Charlotte — and any of Julia Quinn’s books — autographed from University Book Store in Seattle. They ship worldwide!

*Please note that Queen Charlotte will be autographed by JQ only; Shonda Rhimes is not able to sign the books.

And while we are all waiting for Queen Charlotte on screen and on the page, let’s bounce! News

MAY 9: Queen Charlotte, THE BOOK ~ The Love Story That Changed the Ton

February 16, 2023

Queen Charlotte — the romantic, sexy, and daring new co-writing collaboration between Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes — will be available on MAY 9 in hardcover, ebook, and audio. Preordering has officially begun!

Queen Charlotte is the long-awaited companion novel to the upcoming original series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, created by Shondaland for Netflix, which will begin streaming on May 4, just days before the book becomes available.

THE COVER: We’re thrilled to share the never-before-seen gorgeous cover for Queen Charlotte, featuring India Amarteifio and Corey Mylchreest, the incredibly talented actors playing young Queen Charlotte and young King George III. Check out this wonderful teaser scene – JQ loves it! She calls it “the meet-cute to end all meet-cutes.”

THE BOOK: Queen Charlotte, the novel, contains all the wit and relatable authenticity of the world of JQ’s beloved Bridgerton Series, combined with the sparkling genius that Shonda Rhimes delivers every time. MAY 9 can’t come fast enough! PREORDER YOUR COPY! Can you get it AUTOGRAPHED? Of course!

MORE BOOK NEWS? When will we post an excerpt? Subscribe to news to find out, or follow JQ’s socials. Is it true JQ might talk about Queen Charlotte on the Today Show? YES! Mark your calendars for March 2 — details here. News

Queen Charlotte, A Bridgerton Story: Premiere Date and Official Teaser Trailer!

February 14, 2023

A love story that changed the world. Queen Charlotte, A Bridgerton Story, streaming May 4 only on Netflix. Save the date!

In the meantime, enjoy the official teaser trailer!

Stay tuned to and JQ’s socials for more exciting Queen Charlotte news coming very soon! Are you signed up for news? Don’t miss a post! News

Next for the BRIDGERTON world: JQ and Shonda Rhimes team up!

July 7, 2022

BREAKING NEWS! The prequel show that is coming soon to Netflix about young Queen Charlotte… The show Shonda Rhimes wrote… JQ is writing the novel!

photo: Netflix

What we know about the show: Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.

about the Bridgerton books · where the books & the show come together

From the WilliamMorrow/Avon press release:

JQ: “Taking Bridgerton from book to screen was fascinating for me to watch, and it’s such an exciting challenge for me to take it in the other direction, this time crafting Shonda’s brilliant vision into a novel,” said Quinn. “I’m especially thrilled to have the opportunity to write about Queen Charlotte, who was not in the original novels. Her character —and Golda Rosheuvel’s brilliant portrayal of her— was a tour de force, and I think readers will love getting a chance to know her more deeply.”

Shonda: “Queen Charlotte has been such a moving character to write and now having the opportunity to work with Julia to adapt this story into a book is such an exciting opportunity,” said Rhimes. “I can’t wait for fans of this universe to read the story of a character that has resonated so deeply with our audience.”

WHEN WILL THE BOOK RELEASE? No date has been set yet, though WilliamMorrow/Avon stated in the press release: “the book will be timed to the release of the series on Netflix.” Nor has a title been announced. JQ promises: as soon as she knows, you’ll know.

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How to feed your JQ cravings until we know more? We have NEW CONTENT on for you to indulge in:

→ Bridgerton Character Profiles with notes, photos, and lists (everyone loves lists!) cross-referencing characters to books — who shows up in whose story. May we suggest starting with Anthony? Or perhaps Penelope? Total rabbit hole!

→ Merch! Bridgerton-themed games, Bridgerton-themed teas, and more, including some swag that comes with Autographed-by-JQ books.

→ New FAQ including: Are you going to write stories for Harriet, Elizabeth, and Frances Pleinsworth? And a question about tea.

Also: New & beautiful Rokesby covers!

Watch this space for more news about what’s coming soon, including: title and release date for JQ’s new book!


Julia Quinn talks about her new book that has inside jokes for Bridgerton readers

JQ talks about the inspiration behind Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron, a graphic novel which is “a madcap romantic adventure complete with talking pigeons, a kind of inside joke for readers of the Bridgerton books.” It comes out on May 10, and is a collaboration with her late younger sister Violet Charles, a cartoonist.

Last summer Quinn’s sister and their father, Stephen Lewis Cotler, were killed by a drunk driver.

QUINN: “[This book] is a thing of joy to talk about because [Violet] was so, so funny, and it’s all her. She had the most absurd sense of humor, and it’s all there in the book. I feel like my last gift to her is to bring this out into the world with as much excitement and fanfare that I can…” News

Spring into this Exclusive Sneak Peek! Plus, the Netflix Book Club feat. The Viscount Who Loved Me starts streaming

March 21, 2022

Happy Spring! Here is your first peek at Miss Butterworth and the Mad Baron, a BEAUTIFUL graphic novel coming out on MAY 10. Please enjoy these graphic excerpts illustrated by JQ’s younger sister, the wildly talented Violet Charles—preordering is available in ebook and print. Extra special opportunity: Get yours signed.

Netflix News! The Netflix Book Club, featuring The Viscount Who Loved Me starts streaming today. Join JQ and the incomparable Uzo Aduba as they take questions from readers, talk about Anthony’s story, and tease viewers about Season Two! News

Get a glimpse of BRIDGERTON Season 2

February 14, 2022

The official BRIDGERTON Season 2 Netflix teaser trailer is here!

The second season will premiere on March 25. News

BRIDGERTON Season 2 Premiere Date Announced

December 27, 2021

Mark your calendars! Bridgerton Season 2 will premiere on March 25, 2022.

Netflix announced this delightful news with an even more delightful video of cast members reading from a special edition of Whistledown.

Season 2 is based on The Viscount Who Loved Me, the second book of the Bridgerton series. Don’t forget to read before you watch… News

Prepare to Swoon, BRIDGERTON Style

December 20, 2021

You are cordially invited to glimpse the most romantic beauty collection of all time.

Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton Collection

PAT McGRATH LABS is honored to join Netflix and Shondaland in an exclusive beauty collaboration inspired by the romance and passion of the Smash Hit debut season of BRIDGERTON.

When can you have this deliciousness? It all arrives 12.26.21. Join the waitlist now.

BRIDGERTON, Season One is streaming now on Netflix, and Bridgerton, The Series is available — all eight books in all reading formats for your instant gratification.

MTHRSHP: Diamond of the First Water


Skin Fetish: Sublime Skin Highlighter


Divine Blush + Glow Trio: Love at First Blush

Get notified when these sets become available — join the Pat McGrath waitlist. News

First look at Season 2!

September 30, 2021

Netflix has released a teaser clip from Season 2 of Bridgerton!

And if that’s not enough, we’ve also been treated to a few new photos from the set, and an extended version of the Bridgerton TUDUM panel starring Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Simone Ashley, and Charithra Chandran.

We. Can’t. Wait.

But in the meantime, why not read The Viscount Who Loved Me? Anthony & Kate’s story is available in all formats with the new cover — including autographed! News

Bridgerton receives 12 Emmy nominations!

July 14, 2021

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Regé-Jean Page

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
Julie Andrews

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Julie Anne Robinson

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series

Outstanding Period Costumes

Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Outstanding Music Supervision News

Bridgerton Spinoff On the Way!

May 14, 2021

As reported exclusively in Deadline Hollywood, Netflix is adding a second show to the Bridgerton franchise: a limited prequel series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte, which will be written by Shonda Rhimes.

From the Deadline article:

“The Queen Charlotte limited series will center on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte, the reimagined character added to the Bridgerton series that was not in Julia Quinn’s novels on which the show is based. Played by Golda Rosheuvel, Queen Charlotte quickly became a fan favorite and one of Bridgerton‘s breakout characters. The spinoff will also tell the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.”

From Julia Quinn: “I am over the moon with this news and so incredibly grateful to Netflix, the Shondaland team, and most especially all the Bridgerton fans who have welcomed the show and the books into their lives.” News

BRIDGERTON: The Official Podcast, Now Playing

March 5, 2021

More BRIDGERTON! Go behind the scenes with the Official Bridgerton Podcast! Episode 1 published last week, Episode 2 just dropped. Several more episodes are planned — all about season 1 of the hit show, based on The Duke and I.

In Episode 1, “Locating Bridgerton,” showrunner Chris Van Dusen describes wanting to create, “the most gorgeous, rich aspirational English garden anybody’s ever seen.”

Episode 2, “The Reason for the Season,” explores the marriage market. FUN! Featuring cast and crew — and JQ herself, thankyouverymuch — the Official Bridgerton Podcast talks about how the show was created, discusses the storyline, music, the costumes and sets, the historical context of the era and so much more! JQ couldn’t be more excited about it.

Want even more backstory? There is much right here on to explore including an essay about how JQ created Lady Whistledown, Behind the Scenes for all her books, and mugs!

“Aren’t they splendid?” (<— TeamJQ thinks that is what Lady Whistledown would say!)

Impt Fine Print: Bridgerton: The Official Podcast is a production of Shondaland Audio in partnership with iHeartRadio. Listen and subscribe at Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts. 

E! News

Bridgerton Author Julia Quinn Is Just Having the Best Time

“It’s kind of funny,” she tells E! News. “People saying, ‘How are you feeling?’ and I’m just like…every day something new and amazing happens and I just am smiling so hard that I just break out into spontaneous laughter. It’s insane and wonderful.” News

A Second Season, a Third Week, and One Very Happy Author

January 21, 2021

It’s official! Netflix has renewed BRIDGERTON for a second season!

It’s thrilling! So many new-to-JQ readers put three books: The Duke and I, The Viscount Who Loved Me, and Romancing Mister Bridgerton on the New York Times bestseller list — with The Duke and I holding the top slot for three weeks running! And ten — TEN! — titles on the USA Today list. That’s an exciting lot of new Bridgerton readers. How long until they discover the prequels? The romance of Violet & Edmund’s generation await readers with the Rokesbys

It’s fun! With all the Bridgerton love going around, JQ is on Cloud Nine!

The Guardian

Bridgerton author Julia Quinn: “I’ve been dinged by the accuracy police – but it’s fantasy!”

JQ is interviewed by Alison Flood and talks about the Bridgerton show, the cast, THAT scene, and more. Here’s an excerpt:

The show switches the race of some of Quinn’s key characters, who are white on the page: the duke is played by Regé-Jean Page, while Adjoa Andoh is the magnificently acerbic dowager Lady Danbury. “I think it’s wonderful and joyous,” says Quinn. “Previously, I’ve gotten dinged by the historical accuracy police. So in some ways, I was fearful – if you do that, are you denying real things that happened? But you know what? This is already romantic fantasy, and I think it’s more important to show that as many people as possible deserve this type of happiness and dignity. So I think they made the absolutely right choice, bringing in all this inclusivity.”

The Washington Post

How ‘Bridgerton’ flipped the script on ‘The Duke and I’

Written by author Vanessa Riley.

“Race is celebrated. Regé-Jean Page, Adjoa Andoh and Golda Rosheuvel play Black characters, not amorphous shape-shifters with tans. “Bridgerton” entwines culture into the story but without the burden of the colonial past. With everything from the solidarity dap, the arm tap between Hastings and Mondrich, to a jeweled Afro-pick comb, Black is on the screen. It’s bright and happy and shiny in a post-racial afterglow.

The duke, the lady and the baby-face queen — these characters’ struggles are not framed by slavery or prejudice. The Duke of Hastings is broken, consumed by a vow made against a horrid father. Lady Danbury’s pain is physical. Her knees aren’t as adept as her meddling. Queen Charlotte seeks excitement to avoid hours of dwelling on her husband’s mental illness. These troubles are universal. They hit at the soul. Viewers of color can feel safe watching the story without waiting for that moment when our breath is punched from our lungs because of an epithet, an othering action or plot point constructed on historical pain, pain that still runs deep.”

New York Times

For Television and Romance Novels, Love at Last?

Quoted from the article’s beginning:

The new Netflix series “Bridgerton” joins a tiny but growing handful of prestige shows adapted from mass-market romance books. What took so long?

Chris Van Dusen doesn’t describe himself as an avid romance reader. “I’ve dabbled,” he said in a recent interview. “I wouldn’t say that I have romance books lining my bookshelf.”

But as the creator of the new Netflix series “Bridgerton,” a courtship tale set in Regency England and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, he joins a curiously exclusive club — the men and women bringing popular romance novels to television.

In the book world, romance is big, occasionally bodice-ripping business. Romance novels sell tens of millions of copies each year, with approximately 10,000 new titles appearing annually. “Our industry keeps the book industry running,” said LaQuette, the president-elect of the Romance Writers of America.

But even as networks and streaming services slaver over intellectual property with prearranged fan bases, few mass-market romance novels have found their way to screens. Character-driven and story rich, they would seem to have a lot of what television wants. But showrunners have played hard to get.

“Among romance readers, there’s been a kind of puzzlement,” said Eric Murphy Selinger, an executive editor of the Journal of Popular Romance Studies and a professor of English at DePaul University. “Why yet another superhero show? Why yet another detective show? Why yet another reboot when here are all of these interesting novels?”

Finish reading Alexis Soloski’s article on The New York Times online. If you don’t have a paid subscription to The New York Times, you can make a limited account for free. Simply click here to open the article, and sign up for a free account.

Good Morning America

Behind the Scenes of ‘Bridgerton’

JQ, along with series showrunner and creator Chris Van Dusen, share inside secrets with Good Morning America as the show enters its fourth day of streaming worldwide. Check out the video!

Oprah Magazine

Bridgerton Novelist Julia Quinn Is the Netflix Show’s Biggest Fan

Julia talks with…
on how involved she was with the script.
on showrunner Chris Van Dusen making changes from the book.
on meeting the real Duke of Hastings, Regé-Jean Page.
on visiting the Bridgerton set.
on the period drama’s multiracial cast.
on what Quinn would like to see in future seasons.
on potentially writing more Bridgerton books.
on her favorite Bridgerton sibling.

Photo: Julia Quinn

Netflix’s Regency Romance will Leave You Hot, Bothered, and Begging for More

From the article:

“As an adaptation of romance author Julia Quinn’s beloved Bridgerton novels, the show is pitch perfection. Creator Chris Van Dusen has brought Quinn’s first novel in the series, The Duke and I, to soapy, sexy, and scathingly funny life all while teasing out future heartaches and rival happily ever afters. Bridgerton is a deceptively genius show that will seduce viewers as easily as any rake in any romance novel steals his lady’s heart. It is that damn fun and that damn good. Bridgerton is historic romance gold.”

“The whole show is a celebration of the straight female gaze, making the men the objects of sexual desire on screen and prioritizing feminine pleasure.”

“Ultimately what makes Bridgerton such a gem is its adoration of the historic romance genre. The attention to detail in this show doesn’t cater to fussy historic accuracy, but the way the romance genre drowns readers in fantasy.”


Bridgerton Is a Heady, Inviting Fantasy of Pleasure and True Love

From the article:

“At the end of this miserable year, at least there is Bridgerton, arriving this holiday season like a frivolous but fulfilling present. The show is a Shonda Rhimes–produced adaptation of Julia Quinn’s series of romance novels of the same name…”

“The series tells that story with sparkling momentum, pausing at all the moments when one character or another wrestles with unexpected feelings, then prodding them forward before anyone can wallow for too long. Like the best romances, it marches its protagonists through agony (loathing, hidden lust, buried secrets) with regular intervals of relief, only to reinstate them in some even more unbearable state of tension.”

“A beguiling example of what can happen when romance is allowed to belong to characters who aren’t all straight and white, and a fanfare-and-confetti reminder of what the genre can be at its best.” News

BRIDGERTON official trailer, and so much more

December 19, 2020

Have you seen the BRIDGERTON official trailer? It dropped last week, and in the first 24 hours alone it was viewed 3.3 million times. Are you ready for the premiere? On December 25, worldwide, everyone can start watching!

Season 1 of Bridgerton is based on The Duke and I, book 1 in the Bridgerton series. Get a taste for the characters and some backstory in the Prologue & Chapter One, or listen to five minutes of the prologue right here on (Note from TeamJQ: the audio excerpt inexplicably starts nine paragraphs into the Prologue, and ends before Chapter One starts. We recommend reading and listening.)

Did you know that TeamJQ has built a hub on where the show and the books come together? Simply click on any top-of-page banner, like this one for instance:
 or any BRIDGERTON “B”, peppered around the site.

On that page you can find the trailer (and other videos), links to all the book excerpts (and the series reading order), photos from the show, select news articles (curated by JQ), and links to the many Bridgerton Bonus Features, including the poignant essay JQ wrote about how she dreamed up the character of Lady Whistledown, the Bridgerton Family Tree (available on a mug as well, because, why not?), and much, much more.

Only a few more sleeps until BRIDGERTON drops on Netflix!

New York Times

With ‘Bridgerton,’ Scandal Comes to Regency England

Quoted from the article’s beginning:

Shonda Rhimes generally doesn’t pay much attention to the breathless fan chatter around her television shows. (It’s because she’s too busy, she said, not because she doesn’t care.)

But in the lead-up to the premiere of “Bridgerton,” the first original Netflix show under the Shondaland banner, she found herself watching a fan video in which a young woman plays the show’s trailer and records her in-the-moment reactions. In the video, the YouTuber, a devotee of romance novels, said that television was finally taking her genre seriously, Rhimes recalled.

The prolific showrunner does not consider herself an avid romance reader, but she devoured Julia Quinn’s “Bridgerton” series about the moneyed marriage market of 19th century England, and like the fan, she did not understand why more books of that genre have not been adapted onto the screen, while Jane Austen novels have been wrung dry.

“It’s fascinating to me that no one has really done it before,” said Rhimes, an executive producer on the show. “Romance novels really lend themselves to the TV genre. They’re visual; they’re well paced; they have great plots.”

Finish reading Julia Jacobs‘ article with its gorgeous, lush photos on The New York Times online. If you don’t have a paid subscription to The New York Times, you can make a limited account for free. Simply click here to open the article, and sign up for a free account.


Julia Quinn on Seeing Her ‘Bridgerton’ Novels Transformed for TV

Quinn spoke to Shondaland about seeing the transformation of her stories onto the screen, her thoughts on the already established fandom surrounding the books and what scene she really wished made it into the show.


Bridgerton’s Costume Designer on What it Took to Create Netflix’s Regency Romp

“Every character is dripping in jewels, feathers and finery, hellbent on outshining one another. There are silk gowns rendered in ice-cream pastels, acid-bright florals, acres of ruffles, rhinestone-encrusted puff sleeves and wigs that could rival Marie Antoinette’s.

The person responsible for these flamboyant outfits is 71-year-old New York native Ellen Mirojnick, the prolific costume designer behind cult hits such as Fatal Attraction (1987), Wall Street (1987) and Basic Instinct (1992).”

The Oprah Magazine

What to Know About Bridgerton, Netflix’s Dreamy New Period Drama

Netflix’s new period drama Bridgerton doesn’t stream until Christmas, but we’re already counting down the days.

Based on Julia Quinn’s beloved historic romance novel series of the same name, the show is the first of eight that will be created for Netflix by Shonda Rhimes’s production company Shondaland (Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal anyone?)

“I’ve been a fan of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series since I can remember,” Rhimes tweeted. “The originality. The sexiness. The storytelling. Everything about it. I quickly knew that @shondaland had to turn them into a series.”


How Bridgerton’s Costume Designer Put Together Its Gaudiest, Tackiest Dresses (on Purpose)

Slate spoke to costume designer Ellen Mirojnick to find out how she approached the task of creating intentionally gaudy dresses and how much historical accuracy played into her design process.

Entertainment Weekly

How Bridgerton is poised to revolutionize romance on television

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Regency romance must be in want of glittering ballrooms, witty banter, a dashing leading man, and a piquant heroine.”

“Bridgerton, Netflix’s first scripted title with über-producer Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland production company — has all of this in abundance. Not to mention a diverse cast that’s a far cry from the typical lily-white hues of Jane Austen adaptations and their ilk.” News

Get Your Netflix Tie-In Cover for The Duke & I

November 10, 2020

On the new cover of The Duke and I: Daphne Bridgerton and the Duke of Hastings as you’ll see them when BRIDGERTON premieres on Netflix on December 25. This new edition will be available in both trade paperback and the new mass market MAX size and will be start shipping on December 1. JQ loves this shot of actors Phoebe Dyvenor and Regé-Jean Page, and hopes you do, too!

But first: it’s an ebook sale! JQ’s most recent book, First Come Scandal, is just $2.99—November 10 through November 17.

First Comes Scandal is book 4 in the Bridgerton prequel Rokesby series. You do not have to read the books in order, but if you prefer to, Because of Miss Bridgerton is book 1, The Girl with the Make-Believe Husband is book 2, and The Other Miss Bridgerton is book 3.

So much to explore: Read an excerpt from First Comes Scandal and buy your copy in your favorite e-reader format before the sale ends! News

Your first look at BRIDGERTON!

November 2, 2020

If there is a scandal, Lady Whistledown will surely uncover it.

Bridgerton premieres Dec 25.

Romance At A Glance

Podcast: Julia Quinn discusses life and writing

JQ talks about her favorite books as a child, her reading journey into Romance, life in quarantine and tv recommendations, the journey from book to film/Netflix for her Bridgerton series, and gives her advice on how to maintain a long marriage.

Run time: 01:14:31


Entertainment Weekly

Bridgerton Drops First Look Photos, Reveals Release Date

“Bridgerton, a Regency-era drama (think Jane Austen) based on a series of romance novels by author Julia Quinn, will be here as a Christmas gift to all of us. The eight-episode series drops on Dec. 25.” News


October 15, 2020

You are cordially invited to the event of the season… BRIDGERTON, from Shondaland, premieres December 25, only on Netflix.

Update NOV. 2: Catch the teaser trailer!



Bridgerton cast

Click through for more photos! News


October 13, 2020

You can now follow BRIDGERTON on social media. (And trust us, you’re going to want to.)

The upcoming Netflix original series can be found on Instagram @bridgertonnetflix and Twitter @bridgerton

While you’re at it, don’t forget to follow BRIDGERTON’s stars on Instagram:

Phoebe Dynevor is Daphne Bridgerton @phoebedynevor
Rége-Jean Page is Simon Basset @regejean

©Getty Images, used with permission
Regé-Jean Page & Phoebe Dynevor
Southern Living

Bridgerton Is a New Netflix Costume Drama Featuring Julie Andrews

“We’ve found the show that promises to fill the Downton Abbey-size hole in our television-watching schedules, and it’s called Bridgerton. The upcoming series is a new Netflix drama created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes, who created such long-running and lauded shows as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, and Private Practice.”

“The new series is based on the popular Bridgerton novels by Julia Quinn. The books are historical romances set in 1800s London that follow the romances of the eight Bridgerton siblings: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. The books have sold millions of copies around the world, and they have been translated into 32 languages.”


‘Bridgerton’: Everything You Need to Know About Shonda Rhimes’ First Netflix Show

“The Bridgerton series focuses on the romantic entanglements of the eight — yep, you get it now — Bridgerton children: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. They are an immense, well-off, smart-mouthed, profoundly well-intentioned family with residences in London and others scattered around the English countryside. They also share an unerring sense of falling in love with people who are…complex, like Duke Simon Basset, played by Regé-Jean Page, above. Their antics are overseen and judged by the straitlaced ton, the social circle of debutantes and desperate mothers looking to make good (read: wealthy) matches for their offspring. The whole mix of honorable and catty in the milieu is very, very Shonda.

“Good news: Shondaland has aggregated every actor you’ve ever liked in a small role and elevated them to a lead, put them in glorious costumes and filmed them in some of the most scenic parts of England, like Bath. If there is one show next year that is going to push costume drama glam to the max and make stars out of its cast, it is this one.”


Julie Andrews To Voice-over Lady Whistledown In Shondaland’s Bridgerton Series For Netflix

The article begins:

DEADLINE EXCLUSIVE: Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music star Julie Andrews is the first actor officially cast in Shondaland’s Untitled Bridgerton Project, an hourlong period series for Netflix based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling series of novels. Andrews will voice-over the pivotal character of Lady Whistledown in eight-episode series, slated to premiere in 2020.”

JQ’s Bridgertons are highlighted partway into the article with:

“Set between 1813 and 1827, the Bridgerton Series is a collection of eight novels, each featuring one of the eight children of the late Viscount Bridgerton: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth. Lady Whistledown’s gossip columns “narrate” the first four books. Additionally, the character headlined two novellas that are part of the franchise, The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown and Lady Whistledown Strikes Back.” News

Julie Andrews is the voice-over of Lady Whistledown

June 19, 2019

We have our first piece of casting news for the upcoming Bridgerton Netflix series, and it’s SPECTACULAR. Lady Whistledown will be voiced by none other than Julie Andrews.

We will continue to post Netflix news as it happens!

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