Shonda Rhimes has only just landed at Netflix and has already rocketed to the top.
For, ‘Bridgerton’ – the first show to spring forth from her mega deal with the streamer – has been named the platform’s biggest series ever.
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Wildly popular since its debut on Christmas Day, the period piece follows the the eight close-knit siblings of London’s Bridgerton family. It’s also Regé-Jean Page to the masses.
According to Netflix, a record 82 million households around the world watched the show in its first 28 days.
It’s also made the top 10 in every country except Japan – hitting number one in 83 countries including the US, UK, Brazil, France, India and South Africa.
Beyond the box, the show’s scorching success has ignited the sales of the books it’s inspired by. Indeed, the collection has hit ‘The New York Times’ best seller lists for the first time – 18 years after they were first released.
As reported, ‘Bridgerton’ has officially been renewed for a season 2. No surprise given its colossal commercial performance.
Kudos to the cast, Shonda, showrunner Chris Van Dusen and all involved.