[Editor’s Note: Mild spoilers follow for the Bridgerton series of novels.]
“Grey’s Anatomy.” “Scandal.” “How to Get Away with Murder.” “Private Practice.” “Station 19.” Is there a showrunner with a higher batting average than Shonda Rhimes? I don’t think so. That’s why her 2017 deal with Netflix — reportedly for $150 million dollars — created shockwaves after she was safely cocooned at ABC for over a decade: Rhimes knows what audiences want and offers the dream combination of attributes: brilliantly creative and prolific.
Her first show for Netflix is “Bridgerton,” set to debut in 2020. It’s at the same time a safe choice — something that is based on existing and beloved book series — and innovative, featuring a race-blind cast in a romance set during England’s early 1800s Regency period. Here’s everything you need to know about “Bridgerton”: