'Bridgerton' Cast Talk Shondaland Netflix Series and Dating Ways of 18th Century

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The cast of "Bridgerton" talk about the new Netflix series from Shonda Rhimes and the terrible matchmaking ways of high society 18th Century London. Hear what stars Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jesse, Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page and creator Chris Van Dusen had to say about dating life for the aristocrats. 

Shondaland brings a novela style scandal set in high society London reiminagined with a diverse-looking cast. The series is based on Julia Quinn's best-selling novels, and premieres on Netflix December 25. 


From Shondaland and Creator Chris Van Dusen, 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, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown. The series is inspired by Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels.

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