Two years have passed since the first season of Bridgerton debuted on Netflix and revolutionized the streaming industry. Bridgerton, which is based on Julia Quinn’s novels, went immediately to the top 10 on Netflix and remained there for a while. Bridgerton reimagined the historical drama with its contemporary take on early 19th-century romance, bringing in a brand-new group of viewers.
When “Bridgerton” was released on Netflix in 2020, it set streaming records
In December 2020, Netflix will release Bridgerton. The seductive historical drama follows the wealthy Bridgerton family as each sibling sets out on their own romantic adventure. The Duke and I by Julia Quinn served as the inspiration for Season 1, which focused on Daphne Bridgerton’s relationship with Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings. The show soon broke all prior streaming records for Netflix. A record “82 million households around the world (partially or in its full)” saw Bridgerton season 1, according to Deadline. Netflix promptly renewed the series for season 2 thanks to the show’s rapid popularity, which was greatly above their expectations.
Bridgerton Following his engagement to Edwina Sharma’s younger sister, Anthony Bridgerton’s difficult relationship with Kate Sharma was the focus of season two. Bridgerton’s first and second seasons continue to rank in the top 10 most-watched shows ever on Netflix. In its first 28 days on the streaming service, Season 1 received 625 million hours of viewing. Season 2 received 656 million as a follow-up.
The success of ‘Bridgerton’ ushered in a new era of period dramas
In addition to breaking all previous records for Netflix, Bridgerton reinvented the historical drama and set the ground for related programs to be produced in the future. Bridgerton gave the genre a seductive new spin. The clothing and styling of the TV adaption are some of the most breathtakingly beautiful. The program included some extremely handsome performers and especially passionate situations, while modern music crept in with instrumental covers. Dr. Emma Butcher, a Lecturer in 19th-Century Literature at King’s College London, noted to Cosmopolitan that this “allows new audiences to be dragged into a dream, with the history working as a backdrop for a new generation of fandoms and sexy/strong/lead figures.”
Bridgerton also gave priority to the desires of women. According to Dr. Kate Byrne, a Lecturer in English at Ulster University, “period drama is one of the few genres of television which isn’t oriented on the male gaze and doesn’t objectify its female characters.” The camera instead lingers affectionately on the male lead: the women are significant as characters, but the males are the major targets of passion.
It is possible for ‘Bridgerton’ to last for eight seasons
The third season of Bridgerton is planned, with the main focus being on the romance between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington. However, there’s a chance that the series will go on for many more seasons. The previous showrunner Chris Van Dusen remarked in a 2020 interview with Collider, “This being a family of eight children and there being eight books, I would want to be able to focus and truly write storylines and love stories for all the Bridgerton siblings.” Of course, for each character.
Van Dusen said, “I would love that when asked directly if he desired eight seasons for the show. I would adore that, success.” Even though Jess Brownell assumed control of the show’s direction for season 3, eight seasons still seem to be the ultimate plan. Eight seasons of a Netflix series is nearly unheard of, but Bridgerton is already upending the status quo.
You can watch every episode of Bridgerton right now on Netflix.