63 Million Households Are Projected To Watch Netflix Series "Bridgerton" Starring Zimbabwean Actor Rege-Jean Page

Netflix said it expects Bridgerton, a raunchy period drama produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, to reach 63 million households in its first month.

Netflix measures a view as any piece of content being watched for at least two minutes, which it considers long enough to indicate the choice was intentional.

The hit series, starring 30 year old Zimbabwean Actor Rege-Jean Page and British actress Phoebe Dynevor has been one of the most talked about TV shows since it launched on the streaming service on Christmas Day.

The series protagonist, Page, spent his childhood in Harare, Zimbabwe before moving to London for secondary school. He said the series is like “Downton Abbey’s wayward sibling”, but “considerably more scandalous”.

He told the BBC: I don’t know if we’re the answer to Downton Abbey, I think we might be Downton Abbey’s wayward sibling possibly, considerably more scandalous.

“I think the idea we had with Bridgerton was very much in the early conversations, to do something fresh and exciting and entirely more fun, fast, funny and glamorous than has been done before in the period genre.

“It’s kind of meant to be something a bit kind of colourful and fluffy for Christmas, hopefully like a big, warm Regency hug to help you get through a festive period that’s been a little bit different for everyone this year.”

Mungwadzi Godwin

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