BRIDGERTON has achieved record-breaking success since its first season debuted on Netflix in December 2020.
We follow the love life of the aristocratic Bridgerton family and see if the hit series is based on a book.
Is Bridgerton based on a book?
Yes, Bridgerton is actually based on a series of novels by Julia Quinn.
There are eight books in total, set between 1813 and 1827.
The first book – The Duke and I – was published in 2000.
The novels tell the story of the aristocratic Bridgerton family, with the first series focusing on Daphne Bridgerton’s entry into the marriage market.
Here is the order in which the books are read:
- The Duke and I
- The viscount who loved me
- An officer of a gentleman
- A romance with Mr. Bridgerton
- To Sir Phillip, with love
- When he was bad
- It’s in his kiss
- On the way to the wedding
How close is the TV show to the book?
The TV show isn’t a “word-for-word adaptation,” Quinn told Oprah Magazine.
“I never expected that. I did not want. It’s not what television should be about.”
She went on to explain that the way you tell a story always differs from book to TV movie.
“There are things you can do in a book that you can’t do in film, and there are a lot of things you can do in film that you can’t do in a book.
“If someone is walking down the street, I’m not going to describe to you the six other people who happen to be walking around them.”
What did Julia Quinn say about adapting her book for Bridgerton?
Quinn was shocked when she first heard that creative force Shonda Rhimes was interested in her work.
“Really, I never thought this would happen to me. And I never thought it would happen to anyone, because nobody except Hallmark films adapts romance novels, historical or truly contemporary, for the screen,” she told EW.
“If someone wanted to do a historical play, they wanted to do another adaptation of Jane Austen or one of the Bronte sisters.
“It’s all wonderful, but the historical romance novels being written today are a little different. And there is a huge market for them. I don’t think it’s at all surprising that the person who would recognize that would be Shonda Rhimes.”
Since the first season was released on Netflix in December 2020, the show has achieved great success.
Just 28 days after its premiere, the show reached a record 82 million homes around the world.
The show has become the number one title worldwide and is Netflix’s biggest hit series of all time.
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