Bridgerton is one of Netflix's biggest hits of the year, which is no small feat after the successes of Tiger King and The Queen's Gambit. Fans are hungry for every little tidbit they can get their hands on, from hidden episode details to plot points from the Julia Quinn novel series on which the show is based. But some of the best details about Bridgerton aren't related to the story at all; it's what went into making the show in the first place that has fans intrigued. There are quite a few Bridgerton behind-the-scenes facts that are worthy of their own Lady Whistledown column.
Bridgerton feels different from most other romance adaptations, and a quick dive into the behind-the-scenes of it all shows why. Unlike Lifetime and Hallmark fare, which are basic cable budget movies, or even series on STARZ, which are premium cable budget TV shows, Netflix went all out in spending on Bridgerton. Bridgerton is a Regency romance done on the same level of budget as a show like The Witcher. But where The Witcher spends all that cash on CGI monsters and giant battles, Bridgerton uses it on costumes, wigs, jewels, and locations. Most of these behind-the-scenes facts dive into the show's lavish details and all the exacting work went into creating this gorgeous series: