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Bridgerton Makes New Record On Netflix With 82 Million Views

Netflix an online streaming media has announced that Bridgerton has become the most popular new series on their platform, with more than 82 million views.

In a statement on Wednesday, the entertainment outfit said that the show reached number one in 83 countries including the United States, Britain, Brazil, France, India and South Africa.

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

Netflix described the show as its “biggest series ever” with a record of 82 million views in its first 28 days online.

The company said: “The previous record was 76 million views over a four-week period for ‘The Witcher’.”

Bridgerton has made the top 10 in every country except Japan,” the company added.

The show is a reflect of the early 1800s London, and centers on the well-to-do Bridgerton family as it tries to navigate Regency-era high society in England.

The drama, with its outlandish costumes and racy sex scenes, has been lauded for casting Black actors in period drama roles that are traditionally played by white actors.

It’s designed to be more lavish, sexier and funnier than the standard period drama — and that’s what so surprised and delighted our members,” said Netflix vice president of original series, Jinny Howe.

Bridgerton is produced by acclaimed American producer Shonda Rhimes and is based on a series of romance novels by Julia Quinn.

Second series of the show has been commissioned.

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