Character: Simon Bassett
Created by: Chris Van Dusen
Directed by: Various
Written by: Various (screenplay), Julia Quinn (novel)
Cast Members: Jonathan Bailey, Harriet Cains, Bessie Carter, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Ruth Gemmell, Claudia Jessie, Luke Newton, Ruby Barker, Ben Miller, Adjoa Andoh, Julie Andrews
Genre: Drama, Romance
Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
• Costume designer Ellen Mirojnick and series creator Chris Van Dusen decided to introduce modern elements and colors into the Bridgerton costumes to give the show more of a modern quality. This meant that they could not rely on renting or purchasing pieces from costume houses, and all of the costumes for Bridgerton had to be made for the show. All told, close to 7500 pieces were made by Mirojnick and her team for the show’s first season.
• The costume designers, John Glaser, John Norster and Ellen Mirojnick gave the two main families, featured in season 1, two very distinct color palettes; the Bridgertons typically wear pastels in shades of blue and pink, while the Featheringtons wear very bright colors and heavily patterned clothing that is often a shade of yellow or green.
• Julie Andrews does not appear in this series. However, she narrates the story as Lady Whistledown.
• Multiple modern songs get classical covers in Season 1; Ariana Grande: Thank U, Next (2018), Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B: Girls Like You (2018), Shawn Mendes: In My Blood (2018), Billie Eilish: Bad Guy (2019), Taylor Swift: Wildest Dreams (2015) and Celeste’s “Strange”.