Bridgerton: Netflix says drama is its biggest series ever

Netflix said 82 million households tuned into Bridgerton in its first 28 days online.

The show hit the number one spot in 83 countries and made the top 10 in every country it operates in except Japan, making it the streaming giant’s “biggest series ever.”

Bridgerton’s colorful costumes, wisteria-fronted homes and entertaining storylines were celebrated globally as many fans turned to the show at the end of a year marked by coronavirus.

Adapted from a series of historical romance novels by author Julia Quinn, the drama follows members of the Bridgerton family as they navigate London’s high society in the 1800s.

But it was Page and Dynevor’s depictions of the Duke and Duchess’s tumultuous relationship that catapulted them to fame while their raunchy sex scenes raised some eyebrows.

The show was widely praised for its “color-blind casting” which put black actors in the type of historical roles traditionally filled by white actors.

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