Bridgerton smashes all Netflix records to become their biggest ever series
It’s official – Bridgerton is the biggest Netflix show ever, after smashing all records for the streaming service.
An incredible 82million households have tuned in to the Regency romance series, watching the cast – led by Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan and Rege-Jean Page – gossip, dance and romp their way through a summer as the London elite.
With a season two already on the way, it looks like the series is far from over, with plenty more newsletters the mysterious Lady Whistledown on the way.
We can’t wait to see what she brings next…
For context, 82million households is approximately the population of Germany. Yup.
Speaking about the incredible feat, Jinny Howe, VP, Original Series, Netflix wrote on the service’s blog: ‘During my Netflix interviews I remember being asked: “If you could make any show, what kind would it be and why?”
‘I dared say the truth – that in a pop culture world dominated by sci-fi and fantasy, I’ve always loved beautiful, lush romances. Being direct paid off though little did I imagine that the first project I would help bring to life at Netflix would be Bridgerton.
‘Witnessing the fervor that the show’s producers, including the inimitable Shonda Rhimes, showrunner Chris Van Dusen and executive producer Betsy Beers, have created has been surreal (hello, TikTok musical!).
‘And to be able to announce that Bridgerton is now the biggest series ever on Netflix is a dream come true.’
Jinny added that the three biggest takeaways from the series are: the desire for a good romance is as good as ever, and it pays to be bold and take creative risks.
But most of all, she noted that it was ‘important people see themselves on screen’, with the show being praised for its ‘colourblind’ portrayal of high society in the early 1800s.
‘Bridgerton took a seed of truth about Queen Charlotte’s background to reimagine her as a Black monarch using her power to affect broader change in British society,’ Jinny wrote.
‘The empowerment of people of color and women made Bridgerton feel accessible and contemporary, resonating with audiences all around the world.’
To all future shows – good luck trying to knock this juggernaut off the throne.
If you’re looking for something to fill the time while you wait for the next episodes, here’s what you can watch next.
Bridgerton is available now on Netflix.
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