The Netflix show Bridgerton is now officially the streaming platform’s biggest hit of all time.
On Thursday (January 28), Netflix confirmed that the popular drama hit 82 million households worldwide in just 28 days.
Bridgerton, which tells the story of the siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family and their quest for love in Regency-era London, has now risen to the top of Netflix in 83 countries including the UK, US and Brazil.
Here are six reasons why you need to check it out now if you haven’t already.
Top cast and diverse talent in the Netflix series Bridgerton
It has outstanding acting talents
Bridgerton has a fantastic cast of actors including Nicola Coughlan of Derry Girls, former Death in Paradise star Ben Miller and movie star Polly Walker.
It also shows Phoebe Dynevor, the daughter of Coronation Street legend Sally Dynevor.
The show promotes diversity on the screen
Historical dramas are not known for having racially different occupations. However, Bridgerton has not shied away from addressing this issue head-on by casting a number of brilliant non-white actors.
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Bridgerton plays Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset and Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte.
New episodes arrive
Netflix has confirmed that a new series is in the works
It was clear that a series as popular as Bridgerton would get another series, and Netflix recently confirmed the news.
The streaming giant’s Twitter account tweeted to fans: “Prepare for another social season. Bridgerton returns for season two, only on Netflix. “
I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all of the Bridgerton siblings.
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen followed suit and said there are still many stories to be told about the Bridgerton sisters.
He said Collider: “I feel like the first season was mostly about Daphne and her love story with Simon. Since this is a family with eight children and there are eight books, I would love to be able to focus and really tell stories and love stories for all of the Bridgerton siblings. “
Bridgerton offers a more whimsical take on the period drama
We all love shows like Downton and Belgravia. But Bridgerton looks and feels different immediately.
If you are looking for a new take on the popular TV genre this is for you.
It takes a much more modern, even quirkier approach to period drama – from the characters and costumes to the music and general mood.
Bridgerton’s music and book series
It has an amazing soundtrack
Speaking of music, Bridgerton has a killer soundtrack. Unusual are instrumental versions of modern pop songs that you must be familiar with – what about so many “Oh God, what song is this?” Leads. Moments.
Among the tracks are Thank You, alongside Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish’s villain. There’s also the Taylor Swift tune Wildest Dreams.
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Director Julie Anne Robertson said in a conversation with about the music Deadline: “[It] was something I was very, very happy about from the start, and fortunately [production company] Shondaland was there. “
It is based on a number of books
If you enjoy watching a TV show and reading the book version to see how it compares, you’ve come to the right place.
A series of eight novels by author Julia Quinn inspired the Netflix hit.
And since there are so many books out there and more episodes on the way, you can read them to get an idea of the storylines the series could possibly take.
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