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“Bridgerton” is a Major Hit for Netflix

Netflix’s Bridgerton entails horse carriages, corsets, and fancy etiquette, but it is unlike any other british period drama.  Netflix has taken the eight novel series by Julia Quinn and produced it to be a show filled with elegance and drama; depicting elite families hosting formal balls to find their children a suitable partner for marriage. While people enjoy the over the top balls and unrequited romance, they were most amused by something else in the show.

Shonda Rhimes | Photo Courtesy of Variety

Shonda Rhimes, the producer of award winning shows Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy, was hired to produce Bridgerton which is her first Netflix original show. Rhimes reimagines London’s high society and portrays it with a diverse cast. Due to its color-inclusive casting, Netflix has been applauded by many viewers for changing period drama. Viewers claim to have felt a sense of representation when watching the show.

Photo Courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

Chris van Husen, creator of the show, and Shonda Rhimes, have made the series a hit. The show has reached an estimated 63 million views within four weeks of the release date and has ranked number one on Netflix’s Top 10 list among 76 countries. After a month since the release date, Bridgerton is still on the list, continuing to receive more and more viewers.

Netflix noticed all the positive feedback the show was receiving and has confirmed that there will be a Season 2. The show will start filming the second season in Spring of 2021. Bridgerton fans are  overjoyed to continue viewing the life of the Regency-era social elites. The captivating drama, romance, and diversity will continue to catch the eyes of many viewers as the seasons continue.

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