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Shondaland arrives on Netflix this Christmas with a period drama, "Bridgerton." Netflix has released the teaser and key art from the 8-episode series, premiering December 25.

Netflix debuted the teaser and key art for "Bridgerton," the first series from Shonda Rhimes' Shondaland at Netflix, created by Chris Van Dusen ("Scandal," "Grey's Anatomy"). Rhimes who left a lucrative deal with ABC joined Netflix for more freedom in her choices. The possibilities for unique stories from Shondaland on Netflix is an exciting future. 

Inspired by the bestselling novels, the series follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market. As her pursuit of love unravels, the high society scandal sheet written by the mysterious Lady Whistledown casts criticisms on Daphne who has caught the eye of London's most desirable duke...

Bridgerton ShondaRhimes Netflix art posterHoping 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 (voiced by Julie Andrews) 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 Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton”), Nicola Coughlan (“Penelope Featherington”), Claudia Jessie (“Eloise Bridgerton”), Ruby Barker (“Marina Thompson”),Adjoa Andoh (“Lady Danbury”), Golda Rosheuvel (“Queen Charlotte”), Luke Thompson (“Benedict Bridgerton”), Luke Newton (“Colin Bridgerton”), Ruby Stokes (“Francesca Bridgerton”), Will Tilston (“Gregory Bridgerton”), Florence Hunt (“Hyacinth Bridgerton”), Ruth Gemmell (“Lady Violet Bridgerton”), Bessie Carter (“Prudence Featherington”), Harriet Cains (“Philipa Featherington”), Polly Walker (“Lady Portia Featherington”), Ben Miller (“Lord Featherington”), Sabrina Bartlett (“Siena Rosso”), Martins Imhangbe (“Will Mondrich”), and Lorraine Ashbourne (“Mrs. Varley”).

Series Launch Date: December 25, 2020
Format: Drama
Episodes: 8 x 1-hour episodes
Showrunner and Creator: Chris Van Dusen
Produced By: Shondaland for Netflix
Directors: Julie Ann Robinson, Sheree Folkson, Tom Verica, Alrick Riley
Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Chris Van Dusen

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