Netflix has revealed the cast for their upcoming Shondaland produced ‘Netflix Originals‘ Series Bridgerton. The London set series will contain a slew of British and Irish actors.
Set in the Machiavellian world of London’s Regency high society. Before today’s news Mary Poppins herself, Julie Andrews was cast as the show’s Narrator as scathing Lady Whistledown. Joining will be Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page. Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Baile. Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell and Adjoa Andoh. Alongside them will also be Nicola Coughlan and Polly Walker.
Here’s what show creator Chris Van Dusen had to say about Bridgerton …
“We could not have found a more gifted group of actors to bring Bridgerton to life. When creating this series, the goal was to turn a very traditional genre on its head and make something fresh, smart, sexy and fun. That’s exactly what this cast embodies and I’m ridiculously excited to see them inhabit these characters and captivate viewers in their own incredibly brilliant ways.”
Netflix have also released an official synopsis for the show…
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, BRIDGERTON, is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.
Netflix hasn’t confirmed an exact launch date for the series apart from 2020. When it does arrive. Bridgerton will come in the shape of eight 1 hour episodes.