Netflix has finally issued our invitation to the ball.
Bridgerton follows the lives of the eight titular Bridgerton siblings, a wealthy family living in Regency England. Season 1 is based largely on Quinn’s first novel in the series, The Duke and I, tracking the story of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), as she embarks on a fake courtship with Simon, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page).
Beset by influence from Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) and societal pressures, Daphne and Simon turn to each other to try to beat the ton at their own game. But things get complicated when their fauxmance starts to feel all too real.
The cadre of first look photos offer a glimpse of the show’s most important players, including Daphne, Simon, and the entire Bridgerton family. We also get a taste of the Featherington sisters, most particularly Penelope (Nicola Coughlan), the kindest of the bunch and fast friend of Eloise Bridgerton (Claudie Jessie).
There’s also Marina Thompson (Ruby Barker), a poor relation of the Featheringtons, whose role has been significantly expanded from the novels. And who can miss the meddling society maven Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) advising her beloved Simon? But most importantly, we get our first taste of Simon and Daphne dancing (squee!).
The series will debut on Dec. 25 globally on Netflix.
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