Netflix: Bridgerton crowned biggest series ever

NETFLIX series, Bridgerton, has been announced “biggest series ever” by the streaming giant.

This comes after the period drama has been renewed for a second series.

Netflix said 82 million households around the world tuned into the show in its first 28 days online, surpassing the firm’s own projections.

The period drama hit the number one spot in 83 countries, including the US, UK, India, France and Brazil.

Regé-Jean Page, whose performance as love interest the Duke of Hastings won him fans around the world, also celebrated the news.

The English and Zimbabwean actor took to Twitter to thank the fans after the good news.

“I’m SO proud of the incredible team behind this show! And thank you guys for loving it,” the 25-year-old actor, who played Daphne Bridgerton, wrote on Instagram.

In a blog-post, Vice-president of original series at Netflix, Jinny Howe, said Bridgerton “defies tradition, and demonstrates that period dramas are not limited in scope or audience”.

“The empowerment of people of colour and women made Bridgerton feel accessible and contemporary, resonating with audiences all around the world,” she wrote in a blog post.

The previous record for most-watched debut series on the platform was held by fantasy drama The Witcher, which Netflix said was watched by 76 million households in its first 28 days.


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