Netflix and Shondaland have announced that Irish actor, Nicola Couchlan (Derry Girls, Harlots) will play Penelope Featherington in BRIDGERTON, which will premiere on Netflix in 2020.
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, BRIDGERTON is set in the lavish and competitive world of Regency London high society. From the glittering ballrooms of Mayfair, to the aristocratic palaces of Park Lane and beyond, the series unveils a seductive, sumptuous world, replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground.
At the heart of the show is the powerful Bridgerton family. Comprised of eight close-knit siblings, this funny, witty, daring, and clever group must navigate the upper ten thousand’s marriage mart, in search of romance, adventure and love.
A vastly intelligent girl with a sharp wit and kind heart, Penelope would prefer to quietly sway near the perimeter of any ballroom, rather than take centre-stage. She’s been born into a family who will never truly understand her – as if dealing with the cut-throat, mean girls of 1813 Regency London weren’t enough.
Creator Chris Van Dusen comments:
“We could not have found a more gifted group of actors to bring Bridgerton to life. When creating this series, the goal was to turn a very traditional genre on its head and make something fresh, smart, sexy and fun. That’s exactly what this cast embodies, and I’m ridiculously excited to see them inhabit these characters and captivate viewers in their own incredibly brilliant ways”.
Launch Date: 2020
Drama: 8 x 1-hour episodes
Creator/Executive Producer: Chris Van Dusen
Executive Producers: Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers