“Bridgeton” Reaches New Highs on Netflix

Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor in "Bridgerton"

Bridgerton had an amazing debut on Netflix.

The streaming service reported that the Shondaland series is projected to reach 63 million households within 28 days of its Christmas premiere. This makes it the fifth-largest Netflix original series launch of all time. Across 76 countries, the show has reached the number one spot on Netflix’s top 10.

The series has gotten rave reviews and holds a 92% critical approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Bridgerton is the first series to debut under series executive producer Shonda Rhimes’ nine-figure overall deal with Netflix.

Bridgerton, created by Chris Van Dusenit, is inspired by Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton family novel series. It follows the eldest daughter, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), of the powerful Bridgerton family as she debuts onto Regency London’s competitive marriage market.

Netflix’s The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl spinoff We Can Be Heroes from Robert Rodriguez, which also dropped on Christmas Day, is projected to reach 44 million households within its four-week debut. A sequel is already in the works.