Shondaland’s ‘Bridgerton’ Is Netflix’s ‘Biggest Series Ever’ (VIDEO)

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This is news even Lady Whistledown can’t look down on: Bridgerton has officially become Netflix’s “biggest series ever.”

Announced in a tweet posted to the Netflix account, the streamer thank fans for making the Shondaland series its biggest yet. Alongside the thank you is a video filled with fervor for the Regency-era romantic drama, featuring fan videos, art, and music.

In the show’s first 28 days, Bridgerton — drawn from Julia Quinn’s book series — drew in 82 million households, according to Netflix.

Netflix VP of Original Series Jinny Howe noted in a blog post three important lessons Bridgerton‘s success taught the company: “All kinds of audiences love romance”; “it pays to be bold and to take creative ‘risks”; and “more people want to see themselves reflected on screen.”

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Bridgerton has been commended for its diverse cast and bold storytelling. The show from Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal) and Chris Van Dusen stars Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Adjoa Andoh, and Golda Rosheuvel among others.

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