I don’t know about you, but since I’ve been very open about feeling 0 shame about being a romance reader, I have no qualms admitting that I was pretty dang excited about the idea of Julia Queen’s Bridgerton series being adapted for Netflix by Shondaland.
Yes, even with my issues with Shonda, she-who-kills-all-the-characters-I-love-in-the-cruelest-way-possible.
Especially because Julie Andrew is set to voice Lady Whistledown, the anonymous and unseen town gossip. And, come on, Julie Andrews. If you don’t love Julie Andrews, I just feel a bit sad for you, because she’s Julie Andrews.
And my excitement has reached fever pitch at yesterday’s casting announcements, especially because …well, because that means this is real now, and it’s coming.
You can check out who the faces of this adaptation will be here:
— Shondaland (@byshondaland) July 10, 2019
The official synopsis reads as follows:
“From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground. At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart in search of romance, adventure and love.”
Yeah, I’m not even gonna pretend with you. I’m really freaking excited. Bring it, Netflix. Bring it.
The eight-episode Bridgerton series is set to premiere on Netflix sometime in 2020.