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Netflix Drops Official Trailer For New Period Drama Bridgerton

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Netflix Drops Official Trailer For New Period Drama Bridgerton

Netflix has dropped a new full-length trailer for Bridgerton, and it certainly looks packed full of scandals.

Based on the love novels of best-selling author Julia Quinn, the Shonda Rhimes series is set to look at "wealth, lust and betrayal," all based "in the backdrop of Regency era England".

Told through the eyes of the rich and powerful Bridgerton family, the first season will be based on Quinn's book, 'The Duke and I' - which is the first in a series of eight - and will follow the family's lives in their stately countryside home.

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Honing in on the lives of all eight Bridgerton children: Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Daphne, Eloise, Francesca, Gregory, and Hyacinth, the show will cover romantic entanglements and at times tense family dynamics.

Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) is the centre of the series, namely her quest to navigate to find a hubby.

Her elder brother starts to dictate who she can and cannot wed, and it's not long until Daphne finds herself at the centre of Lady Whistledown high society scandal reports.

The Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) eventually comes on the scene, and the pair hatch a plan to fake a relationship, in a bid to get people off their backs.

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But will it work?

The series see's Daphne's quest for love (Credit: Netflix)
The series see's Daphne's quest for love (Credit: Netflix)

In the trailer, we see the pair grow close after a rocky start, and ponder faking their romance.

"We could pretend to form an attachment... every presumptuous mother in town will leave me alone and every suitor will be looking at you," the Duke says to Daphne.

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However, her over protective brother, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey), worries that her "honour is at stake".

Needless to say, Netflix hit has pulled in a stellar cast to star in the drama alongside Regé-Jean Page, Jonathan Bailey and Phoeve Dynevor, as you'll see from the trailer.

Not only is Mary Poppins legend Julie Andrews narrating the series, taking up the role of gossip columnist Lady Whistletown, but Broadchurch favourite Jonathan Bailey is appearing as Anthony, alongside Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan, who stars as Penelope Featherington - a member of the other elite family in town.

The series has an all-star cast (Credit: Netflix)
The series has an all-star cast (Credit: Netflix)
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Also starring is Florence Hunt as Hyacinth, Claudia Jessie (Vanity Fair) as Eloise, Ruby Stokes as Francesca, Luke Thompson as Benedict, Will Tilston as Gregory and Luke Newton (The Lodge) as Colin.

Harriet Cains can also be seen as Philippa, Bessie Carter as Prudence, Ben Miller (The Armstrong and Miller Show) as Lord Featherington and Polly Walker (Rome) as Lady Portia.

We can't wait for this.

Bridgerton drops on Netflix on Christmas Day.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: bridgerton, TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Joanna Freedman
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