Netflix and Shondaland have revealed the cast for Bridgerton a new period series.
Executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers Bridgerton is a new 8 x 1-hour episodes based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, of the same name. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society.
Unveiling 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 in search of romance, adventure, and love.
The cast includes the following UK Black talent:
REGÉ-JEAN PAGE (For The People, Roots) will play “SIMON BASSET.”
Having newly returned to London, the Duke of Hastings finds himself the primary topic of conversation amongst marriage-minded misses and ambitious mamas alike. Yet, for reasons of his own, our devastating Duke has zero interest in his title, society, or taking a wife.
GOLDA ROSHEUVEL (Silent Witness, Lady MacBeth) will play “QUEEN CHARLOTTE.”
The veritable tastemaker of London society, Queen Charlotte finds herself living for the sordid gossip that Lady Whistledown prints, though she’d swear she’s above such mundane musings. It’s only when the ton’s newest gossip writer takes aim at the palace that Queen Charlotte knows she must do something about it.
RUBY BARKER (Wolfblood, Doctors) will play “MARINA THOMPSON.”
Having been sent from the country to live with her cousins, the Featheringtons, Marina never imagined being a part of London society. Yet the arrival of this resourceful young lady seems to make more than just a splash in our glittering, exclusive world.
ADJOA ANDOH (Thunderbirds Are A Go) will play “LADY DANBURY.”
The legendary, acerbic, lioness of a dowager who runs this town. Unconcerned with the rules of polite society, Lady Danbury is a straight shooter – both formidable and a little scary. And while her judgments may be sharp, they’re always accurate. She is a friend of Simon’s late mother, having shown the now Duke a rare kindness when he was a child.
Bridgerton will air in 2020.