Dear Readers, Have you seen Bridgerton before?
If not, what are you waiting for? For the rest of you who, after its premiere on December 25, 2020, devoured all eight episodes of the Netflix series recently nominated for multiple MTV Movie & TV Awards, and are currently wondering what to do with the rest of your life the answer is … maybe it’s time for a new watch. But this time with an insider’s guide to all the secrets and Easter eggs you missed in the hit historical romance drama.
Produced by Shonda Rhimes‘Shondaland production company and is based on a series of books by Julia QuinnSet in Regency London in the early 19th century, the show was celebrated for its diverse cast, intriguing storylines, elaborate sets and costumes, and, oh yes, lots of sex scenes. Meet your new friend, Regé-Jean page, who plays dashing Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings in the debut season (but unfortunately he won’t repeat his role in season two).
And while it’s a contemporary drama, Bridgerton incorporates elements from today’s pop culture and weaves out instrumental versions of songs Taylor Swift and Ariana Grandeand also pays tribute to styles made famous by people like Beyoncé.
In fact, Bridgerton is so popular that Netflix and Shondaland have announced plans for a limited prequel series centered around a young Queen Charlotte (played by Golda Rosheuvel in the original series), which will also include younger versions of Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury (played in the original drama by) Ruth Gemmell and Adjoa Andoh, respectively).
Meanwhile, Bridgerton will be nominated in three categories at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards, including Best Show. The ceremony will be broadcast in two parts on Sunday, May 16 and Monday, May 17, both at 9:00 p.m. CET.