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First look at Season 2!

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!

Bridgerton receives 12 Emmy nominations!

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

Bridgerton Spinoff On the Way!

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.”

BRIDGERTON: The Official Podcast, Now Playing

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 JuliaQuinn.com 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. 

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.”

 

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

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!

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.”

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.”

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?”


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