Shonda Rhimes, Julia Quinn Team for ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel Book

This is fantastic news! The novel will be based on Rhimes’ spinoff original series that will chronicle the rise of Queen Charlotte. Author Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes are teaming for a Bridgerton prequel novel. Avon Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins, has acquired North American rights to a collaborative novel written by Bridgerton author Quinn and Rhimes, who executive produces the … Continue reading Shonda Rhimes, Julia Quinn Team for ‘Bridgerton’ Prequel Book

Mr. Malcolm’s List | Official Trailer | Bleecker Street

I cannot wait to see this one!~ V Mr. Malcolm’s List | Official Trailer ~ Via Bleecker Street  Synopsis: When she fails to meet an item on his list of requirements for a bride, Julia Thistlewaite (Zawe Ashton) is jilted by London’s most eligible bachelor, Mr. Malcolm (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù). Feeling humiliated and determined to exact revenge, she convinces her friend Selina Dalton (Freida Pinto) to … Continue reading Mr. Malcolm’s List | Official Trailer | Bleecker Street

New ‘Bridgerton’ Showrunner Explains Why S3 Is Skipping Straight to Penelope and Colin’s Romance

Well . . . This may answer some of your questions about Bridgerton S3. ~ V When Nicola Coughlan announced that “Bridgerton” Season 3 will focus on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington’s love story, viewers couldn’t help but wonder why the show was straying from the Julia Quinn books it’s based on. While the first two seasons of the Netflix hit followed the books … Continue reading New ‘Bridgerton’ Showrunner Explains Why S3 Is Skipping Straight to Penelope and Colin’s Romance

The ‘Bridgerton’ Cast Questionnaire: Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley Give Us Some Kanthony Insights

S2 leads share a little bit about who they are both on- and off-screen. What do you have in common with your character? JONATHAN BAILEY: A huge love of family. What do you not have in common with your character? JB: A crippling fear of bees. What’s your favorite time of day and why? JB: Morning, when everything is fresh, zesty, and possible. SIMONE ASHLEY: … Continue reading The ‘Bridgerton’ Cast Questionnaire: Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley Give Us Some Kanthony Insights

Inside ‘Bridgerton’: A Day in the Life of Camera Trainee Sasha Imani

As a camera trainee supporting the entire camera crew of “Bridgerton,” Imani is perhaps one of the busiest bodies on set. Never has the phrase “it takes an army” been more applicable than with making television — especially a series like Bridgerton. There is, of course, the massive cast of both principals and background players, but perhaps more expansive is the crew, responsible for everything … Continue reading Inside ‘Bridgerton’: A Day in the Life of Camera Trainee Sasha Imani

On TV, South Asian Women Are Choosing Their Own Happiness

Why it matters that a generation of South Asian women, who are working to break cycles and challenge expectations, are seeing our experiences reflected in shows like Bridgerton, Love Is Blind, and And Just Like That… There’s a scene in the finale of Bridgerton’s second season that features its newest cast members, Kate and Edwina Sharma (Simone Ashley and Charitha Chandran), as they explore what … Continue reading On TV, South Asian Women Are Choosing Their Own Happiness

Composer Kris Bowers – Balancing multiple hit shows ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Dear White People’ and more

Composer Kris Bowers on balancing multiple hit shows including ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Dear White People’ and more. His compositions from the past season can also be heard in “Colin in Black and White,” “Inventing Anna,” “DMZ” and “We Own This City.” Gold Derby’s Tony Ruiz hosts this webchat. Composer Kris Bowers ~ Video via GoldDerby / Gold Derby Disclaimer: We hold no rights to any of the … Continue reading Composer Kris Bowers – Balancing multiple hit shows ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘Dear White People’ and more

‘Bridgerton’ Making a Scene Video Series: Directing

“Bridgerton” director Tom Verica walks us through working with multiple departments to film the perfect scene. As we’ve seen throughout our Bridgerton video series, Anthony and Edwina’s wedding in the second season of the Netflix hit is a major set piece with much at stake for our main characters. “A sequence like the wedding is a huge undertaking,” says Tom Verica, the director of episode … Continue reading ‘Bridgerton’ Making a Scene Video Series: Directing

The World of ‘Bridgerton’ Video Series: The Women of ‘Bridgerton’

Cast members celebrate the revolutionary depiction of women in the Regency world of “Bridgerton.” The world of Bridgerton is full of complex, brilliant, and dynamic women. It’s a Shondaland series — what else would you expect? In this video, the cast celebrates the multilayered female representation and feminist themes throughout season two via exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with Simone Ashley, Charithra Chandran, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, … Continue reading The World of ‘Bridgerton’ Video Series: The Women of ‘Bridgerton’

The World of ‘Bridgerton’ Video Series: Making It in the Ton

The “Bridgerton” cast explains what it takes to survive and thrive in the ton, and how well they might fare should they find themselves among high society. In the world of Shondaland’s hit Netflix series Bridgerton, mixing and mingling amid the ton is the only way to see and be seen in high society — which isn’t as easy as it may sound. Members of … Continue reading The World of ‘Bridgerton’ Video Series: Making It in the Ton

Bridgerton S2 Explores the Grief of Losing a Parental Figure as a Young Adult

This is an excellent article! ~ V Anthony Bridgerton experienced the death of his father early on in life, and the new season explores the complexities of — and healing from — that loss and grief. Season Two of “Bridgerton” has stark differences from the first: different Bridgerton protagonist, more South Asian representation and less sex, to name a few. But it also surfaces a … Continue reading Bridgerton S2 Explores the Grief of Losing a Parental Figure as a Young Adult

Your Guide to the Vocabulary of ‘Bridgerton,’ from Pall-mall to Promenade

The show’s historian, Hannah Greig, teaches us Regency 101 — including how to spot a rake in the wild. Season two of Bridgerton premiered on March 25, and fans returned to the world of 1814 Mayfair to see watch another happy ending play out, amid matchmaking attempts and plenty of scandal. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels of the same name, the show is set in the Regency … Continue reading Your Guide to the Vocabulary of ‘Bridgerton,’ from Pall-mall to Promenade

Simone Ashley: ‘Bridgerton is empowering women of colour’

Simone Ashley, who plays the fiercely independent Kate Sharma in the new season of Bridgerton, found a lot to relate to in her character – a young woman who doesn’t have time for love and who struggles when she’s confronted with it. “I’m still on that same journey, learning that balance between being serious and brave and headstrong and heartstrong, but also sharing space and … Continue reading Simone Ashley: ‘Bridgerton is empowering women of colour’

Kate Sharma Was Exactly What ‘Bridgerton’ Needed

The series’ latest heroine, played by Simone Ashley, takes the show a step beyond what it was in Season 1. Bridgerton recently made its triumphant return for a second season and with it plenty of new characters to keep things interesting. Even among faces both new and old, Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) stands out starkly. Kate is introduced along with her sister, Edwina (Charithra Chandran), … Continue reading Kate Sharma Was Exactly What ‘Bridgerton’ Needed

Mr. Malcolm’s List: Bridgerton Meets Pride & Prejudice in This Romantic First Look

Well now, what do we have here? I’ve not read the book, but just looking at the cast and costumes, this might be a good one!~ V I could always see myself in the shoes of all those amazing female characters,” muses Freida Pinto, describing her love of Regency-era novels written by authors like Jane Austen. “They were defying odds in their time.” The Slumdog Millionaire star studied … Continue reading Mr. Malcolm’s List: Bridgerton Meets Pride & Prejudice in This Romantic First Look