The first season of the period romance drama ‘Bridgerton’, became the most watched series premiere in Netflix history, and with the recent launch of the second season on March 25, 2022, the production company’s series Shonda Rimes he does it again.
The season 2 of Bridgerton broke its own record, to become the most-watched English speaking series premiere of all time on Netflix (via Deadlines):
- Season 1 was watched a total of 625.9 million hours in its first 28 days on the streamer.
- Season 2 was viewed a total of 627.11 million hours in its first 28 24 days on the streamer.
- At the beginning of April we reported the Top Ten best English-language series premieresin which season 2 of Bridgerton was placed at number 1, however, those figures were coming to us a week after its release on the streamer, so the numbers are much bigger now.
When we take into consideration all the series –spoken in any language– the feeling Squid Game continues to be crowned the most watched series premiere of all time on Netflix adding 1.065 million hours of viewing in its first 28 days.
The Shondaland series, with Chris Van Dusen as showrunner, it is based on the romance novels by Julia Quinn, whose narrative follows the wealthy Bridgerton family in Regency, England, as each of eight siblings seeks to navigate London’s cutthroat marriage market, and society’s expectations.
The first season focuses its plot on the eldest daughter, Daphne, and her romance with the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). The story also presents us with a wide variety of characters. Each season will tell a different novel of the Quinn saga.
The second season of The Bridgertons “sigue a Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Baileylisten), the eldest of the Bridgerton brothers and a viscount, as he sets out to find a suitable wife. Driven by his duty to uphold the family name, Anthony’s search for a debutante who meets his impossible standards seems fruitless until Kate (Simone Ashley) and her younger sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) Sharma arrive from India.
When Anthony begins courting Edwina, Kate learns the true nature of his intentions – a true love match is not one of his priorities – and decides to do everything she can to stop the union. But in doing so, the verbal clashes between Kate and Anthony only bring them closer together, complicating matters for both parties.”
Bridgerton is the first Netflix original series to be produced by Shonda Rimes; the prolific television production company launched its first television project with the platform in Christmas 2020 under the exclusive agreement signed with the streamer in 2017. Rhimes develops multiple projects on Netflix with his production company, Shondaland, another of them is the much talked about Inventing Annawhich ranks 5th in the list of the most watched English-language series premieres on Netflix.