From the Show
The Oprah Magazine
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
November 2, 2020
If there is a scandal, Lady Whistledown will surely uncover it.
Bridgerton premieres Dec 25.