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Bridgerton is ‘tipped to be the next Downton Abbey after the period drama’s racy content was a hit’


#It’s been praised for it’s racy scenes and extravagant scenery since being released on #Netflix on #Christmas #Day.

#And period drama #Bridgerton has now been tipped to become the next #Downton #Abbey after it enjoyed a successful launch on the streaming site.

The show, which is based on #Julia #Quinn’s best-selling novels, follows the romance between #Daphne #Bridgerton (#Phoebe #Dynevor) and #Simon #Basset (#Regé-Jean #Page) however there are seven more books following other siblings in the powerful family.

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#Could there be more? #Bridgerton has been tipped to become the next #Downton #Abbey as there’s ‘so much more material’ which could be made into a new season (pictured #Phoebe #Dynevor as #Daphne and #Regé-Jean #Page as #Simon in the show)

A TV insider told The #Sun: ‘#With so much material to work with there’s every chance it could develop into multiple series.

‘#And it’s fair to say it has an added edge that #Downton didn’t have.’

They added that the show has been such a ‘hit’ that the cast, who were not widely known before it aired, will be able to ask for ‘bumper pay rises’ in series two.

The show’s creator #Chris #Van #Dusen also previously told #Cosmopolitan that he’d love to make more episodes of the show.

Saucy: The show's racy content has proved to be a hit with Netflix viewers (pictured, Daphne's brother Anthony with singer Siena Rosso)

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#Saucy: The show’s racy content has proved to be a hit with #Netflix viewers (pictured, #Daphne’s brother #Anthony with singer #Siena #Rosso)

#He said: ‘There are eight #Bridgerton siblings [and] there are eight #Bridgerton books. #So in success I would love to be able to explore love stories and romances for all the #Bridgerton brothers and sisters, of course.’

#Downton #Abbey successfully ran for six series, with beloved characters such as #Mr #Carson and #Lady #Mary, and was also turned into a feature length film in 2019.

#It comes after #Bridgerton star #Regé-Jean #Page joked that the elaborate dance scenes were like ‘#Regency #Tinder’.

The actor, 30, who plays #Simon the #Duke of #Hastings, appeared via video link from LA on BBC #Breakfast on #Monday where he reflected on the joy of filming the hit.

'That added edge': Downton Abbey successfully ran for six series and was also turned into a feature length film in 2019

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‘#That added edge’: #Downton #Abbey successfully ran for six series and was also turned into a feature length film in 2019

#Speaking about the dance scenes, #Regé-Jean said: ‘The dances are the heart of the piece, there’s joy in the dances.

‘#It’s a bit like regency #Tinder! There’s some aggressive swiping left going on but it’s also the only place [the glamorous balls] where people are allowed to be honest with each other, even though they’re in the full view of society.’

#When asked to describe #Bridgerton, #Regé-Jean joked that it’s like ‘#Downton #Abbey’s wayward sibling, a bit more scandalous.’

#He continued: ‘The idea was to do something fresh and exciting, fun, fast, funny and more glamorous than has been done before in the period genre.

Racy: Bridgerton has left fans swooning after they tuned into the very sexy show which debuted on Christmas day (a sex scene from the show is pictured)

#Racy: #Bridgerton has left fans swooning after they tuned into the very sexy show which debuted on #Christmas day (a sex scene from the show is pictured)

‘#It’s meant to be colourful for #Christmas and like a great big regency hug to help viewers get through the festive period which has been a bit different this year.’

#Phoebe #Dynevor also chatted about the show’s racy content as she explained how the ‘first-ever scene’ she shot for the show was with her hunky co-star #Regé-Jean.

#Although only being released on #Christmas #Day, the saucy period drama has already been a hit with viewers for its impressive scenery and racy content.

#Speaking with #Grazia about her sex scenes, #Phoebe said: ‘#My first-ever scene was in episode six, where #Simon is going down on #Daphne.

‘#And it was so great, because it felt safe and fun: you choreograph it like a stunt, or a dance. #It’s crazy to me that [an intimacy coordinator] hasn’t been there in the past.’

All good fun: The Netflix hit sees Regé-Jean, 30, play the Duke of Hastings alongside co-star Phoebe Dynevor, 25, as Daphne (pictured together)

#All good fun: The #Netflix hit sees #Regé-Jean, 30, play the #Duke of #Hastings alongside co-star #Phoebe #Dynevor, 25, as #Daphne (pictured together)

Cheeky! When asked to describe Bridgerton recently, Regé-Jean joked that it's like 'Downton Abbey's wayward sibling, a bit more scandalous' (Golda Roshuevel is seen as Queen Charlotte)

#Cheeky! #When asked to describe #Bridgerton recently, #Regé-Jean joked that it’s like ‘#Downton #Abbey’s wayward sibling, a bit more scandalous’ (#Golda #Roshuevel is seen as #Queen #Charlotte)

#Phoebe added: ‘I love her [Daphne’s] coming-of-age story and her sexual awakening. I love seeing them female gaze and watching her figure it out for herself. #She’s a late bloomer, but it’s not like she can google it.’

The show sees #Phoebe’s character #Daphne debut onto #Regency #London’s competitive marriage market – where #Regé-Jean’s character #Simon, is the catch of the season.

#Despite proclaiming that they want nothing the other has to offer, the attraction between #Simon and #Daphne is undeniable and sparks fly as they find themselves engaged in an battle of wits while navigating society’s expectations for their future.

#Chris #Van #Dusen’s eight-episode series – centered on scheming quasi-couple – is based on #Julia #Quinn’s best-selling novels.

Big debut: The show follows Daphne, played by Phoebe (pictured), who hopes to follow in her parents' footsteps and find a match sparked by true love

#Big debut: The show follows #Daphne, played by #Phoebe (pictured), who hopes to follow in her parents’ footsteps and find a match sparked by true love



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