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Coming Soon: Shondaland's First Series, 'Bridgerton'

Created by longtime Shonda Rhimes collaborator, Chris Van Dusen, the series is set to debut on December 25th !

Netflix just announced a release date for Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland's first series, Bridgerton, along with some first-look photos that have us super excited already!

Behind the series is Chris Van Dusen, a longtime collaborator with Rhimes, working on fan-favorite shows Scandal, Grey's Anatomy, and Private Practice.  The series is set to debut on December 25th!

Meet the powerful Bridgerton family in Shondaland's first series. | Netflix

Plot synopsis:

Bridgerton follows Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. Hoping to follow in her parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivaled. But as her older brother begins to rule out her potential suitors, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts aspersions on Daphne. Enter the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), committed bachelor and the catch of the season for the debutantes’ mamas. Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, their attraction is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an increasing battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.

Bridgerton is a romantic, scandalous, and quick-witted series that celebrates the timelessness of enduring friendships, families finding their way, and the search for a love that conquers all. The series also stars Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Luke Thompson, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels.