Shonda Rhimes may be done with ABC’s Scandal, but that doesn’t mean she’s done spilling the tea! The first teaser for Netflix’s Shondaland-produced drama Bridgerton has arrived, and there is so much dirty laundry exposed, even Olivia Pope would need some assistance.
Inspired by the bestselling novels, the series follows Daphne Bridgerton, the eldest daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family as she makes her debut during Regency London’s social season. Daphne has high hopes to follow in her parents’ footsteps of making a match sparked by true love, but she quickly learns that the competitive marriage market is no place for naivety. Especially with Lady Whistledown on the prowl! Voiced by Julie Andrews, the mysterious Lady is the writer of a high society scandal sheet, and it’s safe to say she’s got her eye on everything that goes down during the social season. When Daphne becomes entangled with London’s most desirable duke, the brooding and rebellious Duke of Hastings, she and her family must grapple with power struggles, love triangles, and all sorts of adventures, with all of London’s eyes on them.
It’ll be said a lot, but Bridgerton is an inspired combination of Downton Abbey and Gossip Girl, one that fans of both will surely enjoy. And like a perfectly wrapped present for us all, Netflix is releasing the eight-episode season on Dec. 25. Check out the trailer ahead, as well as photos from the season, and get ready to be embroiled in the drama of high society once again!