The team behind Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal are bringing the Bridgerton books to the screen.
American author Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of nine historical romance novels will be adapted by former Scandal executive producer Chris Van Dusen and Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes for Netflix.
Set in Regency England, the series unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart, as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
The first book, The Duke and I, was published in 2000 and the most recent, The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After, arrived in 2013.
Described by Variety as a “smart feminist take on Regency England romance,” the currently untitled TV series is expected to premiere internationally on Netflix in 2019.