Bridgerton is a massively popular Netflix series where Lady Whistledown narrates and exposes all about the elite families’ secret lives. Voiced by Julie Andrews, the show unravels some funny but mostly surprising aspects as debutantes go all out to find their match. Set in the Regency era, Bridgerton is based on the novels written by Julia Quinn. This TV series has won the hearts of viewers across the globe as it offers a completely different kind of setting, storyline, and overall vibes are unique. And, how can we not mention the sizzling chemistry between Daphne Bridgerton (played by Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon, Duke of Hastings (played by Regé-Jean Page). However, despite following the show religiously, even die-hard Bridgerton fans aren’t aware of the many secrets about the show. So, we decided to put together a few lesser-known facts about your favorite Netflix series Bridgerton. Be prepared for some major expose`.
Bridgerton’s Regency-era Setting is Historically Inaccurate
The show’s creator Chris Van Dusen wanted this period drama to be as close to modern society as possible in order to capture the interest of the masses. Not everyone would be interested in watching a period drama, so it was deemed a good idea to take some creative liberties. It is true that a majority of period dramas are made after taking cues from cultural experts, who remain a part of the production team until the project is complete. Their task is to monitor historical accuracies and ensure the project’s authenticity. However, Bridgerton’s producers and director employed a novel approach as they opted to show a more modern and diverse re imagining of London’s Regency-era high society. Julia Quinn admitted that the show’s historical authenticity was compromised to make it suitable for a modern audience while speaking with Entertainment Weekly in Dec 2020.
“It’s important to remember that ‘Bridgerton’ isn’t a history lesson. The show is for a modern audience.Julia Quinn
In another interview with Town and Country magazine, Shonda Rhimes, the show’s creator and long-time collaborator for Van Dusen shared a similar opinion. “We knew we wanted the show to reflect the world we live in today, and even though it’s set in the 19th century, we still wanted modern audiences to relate to it and to see themselves on screen,” Rhimes said in a confirming tone.