Netflix has released the trailer for its upcoming period drama series Bridgerton, adapted from Julia Quinn’s bestselling book series of the same name.
According to the official synopsis, the show, from Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, revolves around “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”.
The cast also includes Julie Andrews, Jonathan Bailey, Ruby Barker, Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston, Florence Hunt, Ruth Gemmell, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Kathryn Drysdale, Sabrina Bartlett, Martins Imhangbe, and Lorraine Ashbourne.
The trailer shows how the Duke of Hastings comes up with the idea of pretending to form an attachment with Daphne so that he every presumptuous mother in town would leave him alone and every suitor would be looking at her. “If there is a scandal, I shall uncover it,” Lady Whistledown writes in her newspaper.
The song used in the opening of the trailer is Overture from the “Toccata: Neoclassical Trailers” Album by Inside Track. The song is available for streaming on Amazon Music and for purchase on Amazon for $1.29. The album, consisting of other 13 tracks, is also available for purchase on Amazon, for $9.49.
Season 1 of Bridgerton, consisting of eight, hour-long episodes, arrives on Netflix this winter, on December 25.