Finished the Crown? Bridgerton will fill the hole in your empty TV schedule

Bridgerton is coming to Netflix and it's set to be the next high society drama to replace the Crown

Bridgerton's David M. Benett and Pheobe Dyvenor
(Image credit: David M. Benett/ Getty images)

Full of drama, romance and scandal, Bridgerton sounds right up our street. If  you're finding yourself at a loss for what to watch this festive season, Netflix has you covered with this new binge-worthy drama.

Based on the series of novels by Julia Quinn, Bridgerton is set in Regency Era England and follows the story of the eldest daughter of the rich Bridgerton family, Daphne. Once arriving in society Daphne (Phoebe Dyvenor) is given scathing criticism by Lady Whistledown (narrated by Julie Andrews) who is a mysterious character with a gossip column that airs and exposes the scandals occurring within high society London. 

Bridgerton is coming to Netflix on the 25th of December and looks to be the insatiable, scandalous drama we are craving.

Daphne meets a bachelor with a bad-boy reputation, Duke of Hasting (played by Rege - Jean Page.) Together they form a fake alliance to ward off Lady Whistledown’s remarks and their familiar pressures but soon they find themselves in a not-so fake situation. 

Created by Chris Van Duse (Scandal) and produced by Shonda Rhime (Grey’s anatomy) leaves us in no doubt that this will be a scandalous, epic of drama and lustful affairs. The trailer alone is equipped with not only glamorous ball rooms and gowns but hits us with a tantalising dramatic score and the opening line of “All is fair in love and war.”  It looks to be the perfect series to add intrigue and excitement to a Christmas afternoon! 

Much like the Crown, it gives us a fascinating insight into the societal pressures of high society. It shows us the wealth and duty associated with titles of a time gone by, not to mention the thrill of tumultuous love affairs. The perfect series to escape the hum drum reality of working from home and the ever impending social distancing rules. 

If like us you were entranced by the posh accents, and dramatic events of The Crown, this could be the ideal series for you. Who doesn’t love to watch high society scandals with the most beautiful period clothing?

Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Trainee News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has worked with the team for seven months. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. 

She currently writes about fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. Before working for Future Publishing’s News Writing Team, she worked in the Ad Production Team where she wrote and designed adverts. 

When she isn’t writing articles on celebrities, fashion trends, or the newest Netflix shows you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing, and probably online shopping.