Netflix drops 'scandalous' trailer for new period drama Bridgerton teasing forbidden romps that make Downton look tame

Netflix drops 'scandalous' trailer for new period drama Bridgerton teasing forbidden romps that make Downton look tame


THE latest period drama to drop on Netflix – Bridgerton – promises scandal, wild romps and plenty of gossip.

Netflix released a teaser trailer for Bridgerton which does away with stuffy, polite society we've come to know in shows such as, Downton Abbey, and replaces it with debauchery and plenty of wild affairs.

“My name is Lady Whistledown. You do not know me and never shall but be forewarned, dear reader, I certainly know you," the unseen narrator voiced by legendary actress Julie Andrews.

The period drama is inspired by Julia Quinns novels and 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.

The teaser trailer shows London's society at first intrigued then outraged by Lady Whistledown's 'gossip sheet'.

She promises to "uncover" any scandal, which should keep the unidentified Lady very busy as the trailer is full of romps and backstabbing.

Hoping to follow parent’s footsteps and find a match sparked by true love, Daphne’s prospects initially seem to be unrivalled.

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.

However, the highly desirable and rebellious Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) arrives on the scene, 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 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.

It is the first series from Shonda Rhimes’s Shondaland and has been created by longtime Shonda Rhimes collaborator, Chris Van Dusen, who previously worked on Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.

Speaking about the adaptation, author Julia told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year: "I was blown away; it's so good.

"It's not a word-for-word adaptation, and it shouldn't be.

"They're interweaving a few new stories and different stories, but the heart of this season is the story of The Duke and I and how they did it and how they structured it, is just brilliant."

Bridgerton will premiere on Netflix on December 25, Christmas Day.

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