... as the series imagines a transformative version of history in which people of color in England are also bestowed nobility. Indeed, while people of colour are embraced into the fold of Bridgerton‘s noble families, the show still appears to indicate they are outliers, as the majority of its main cast is white. Note: Here be Bridgerton spoilers and discussion of multiple traumas.Read with care. ; Lorraine Ashbourne as Mrs. Varley, the Featheringtons' housekeeper; Jonathan Bailey as Anthony, Viscount Bridgerton, the eldest Bridgerton son and heir to the family title and estate. Created by Chris Van Dusen. In order for color-conscious casting to be effective, conversations and plotlines about race need to be woven into the narrative, rather than shoehorned in and only addressed by characters of color, as was the case in Bridgerton. Bridgerton is a Netflix period drama created and executive produced by Chris Van Dusen and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers.The series premiered December 25, 2020. The portrayal of dark-skinned Black men on the show also leaves much to be desired, as Simon’s father is portrayed as cruel and abusive. Wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family. With Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Page, Nicola Coughlan, Jonathan Bailey. Meet the actors from the 'Bridgerton' cast and see how they look and compare with their characters in real life and out of costume in this photo gallery. Based on Julia Quinn's best-selling series of novels, Bridgerton is set in the sexy, lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes.It is based on Julia Quinn's novels set in the competitive world of Regency era London's ton during the season, when debutantes are presented at court.Bridgerton is Shonda Rhimes's first scripted Netflix series.. Bridgerton premiered on Netflix on December 25, 2020. The series features a mixed cast of white and Black actors in prominent roles. If your December 2020 was anything like ours, it was spent drinking red wine, sitting in the same spot of the couch that we've been in since March, and watching Bridgerton. The diversity in Netflix hit ‘Bridgerton’ is the result of ‘color blind casting’ colinmiller January 22, 2021 It seems simple: if you want more brown and black people in series and films, you just put together the cast as colorful as possible. Bridgerton's Diverse Cast Is Great and All, but Season 2 Needs to Be More Color-Brave. Shonda Rhimes' period-drama show hit Netflix and took the viewing world by storm, in part because of its excellent cast, amazing writing, outlandish production design, and of course, the steamy romances. Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, a sharp-tongued, insightful doyenne of London society, who was a close friend of Simon's mother and helped raise him after her death. Cast and characters Main. “Bridgerton” Cast: Meet the Characters and Who Plays Them. Marina Thompson, Lady Danbury, and Simon were written as white characters in Quinn's books, but they are portrayed by people of color in the Shonda Rhimes-produced show. ... empire waists and candy-colored … I took in some of the discourse, both before and after watching, and thought long and hard about what I could say as a Black person, a Black woman, after watching something that should … After watching Bridgerton in its entirety in one fell swoop on Christmas Day, I sat on my thoughts for a long, long time. Like The Spanish Princess on Starz, Bridgerton is notable among period dramas for featuring a diverse cast.