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'Something you've never seen before': Netflix diversity chief on Bridgerton's casting

Vernā Myers says hit costume drama is result of Netflix applying ‘inclusion lens’ to decisionsNetflix’s diversity and inclusion chief has said the colour-conscious casting in Bridgerton was a result of the company supporting diverse show-runners and encouraging an “inclusion lens” to be applied to decisions.Vernā Myers, Netflix’s vice-president of inclusion strategy, told the Guardian that the hit costume drama, which reimagines Regency-era England as a place where black people existed as equals...
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Such News! ‘Bridgerton’ Has Been Renewed for a Second Season

Such news! Bridgerton has been renewed for a second season. The Shonda Rhimes-produced Regency era romantic drama is due for another season of sordid affairs and gossip, with Netflix announcing a Bridgerton season 2 renewal the only way they could: through an invitation from Lady Whistledown. Lady Whistledown is the resident gossip of Bridgerton, the hit Regency soap that has taken Netflix by storm, so it’s only fitting that the mysterious lady should announce the show’s season 2 renewal. In...
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Bridgerton Season 2 Announced by Netflix!

Bridgerton Renewed for a Second Season at Netflix Coming off from its successful series debut this past Christmas, Netflix has officially renewed acclaimed creator Shonda Rhimes’ period romance drama series adaptation of Bridgerton for a second season. Season 2 center around the second book of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, titled The Viscount Who Loved Me. The cast led by Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page are expected to start filming on the upcoming season in the spring of 2021. Check ou...
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Netflix Renews Hit Drama Bridgerton for Season 2

Bridgerton, the flirty period drama from Shonda Rhimes' production company Shondaland that became a huge hit after debuting Dec. 25 on Netflix, will return for a second season. The renewal was announced Thursday morning in a tweet and in an announcement from Lady Whistledown's Society Papers, the society gossip publication that is featured on the...
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Kamala Harris was just sworn in as the first female vice president in US history. Here are 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images First ladies, political figures, and prominent businesswomen hold great power in the US. Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first female vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom, has served for over 65 years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. From the boardroom to Hollywood and the floor of the House of...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


Netflix added 8.5 million paid subscribers in Q4, surpassing 200 million for the first time despite slowed growth following a massive pandemic-driven spike

Netflix Netflix surpassed 200 million subscribers during Q4 as growth looks to be slowing after a pandemic-driven spike in 2020. It added 8.51 million paid subscribers in Q4, surpassing estimates of 6.03 million. Netflix continues to face competition with a slew of new streaming rivals, like Disney Plus and HBO Max. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix surpassed 200 million paid subscribers during the fourth quarter.On Tuesday, the streaming giant said it added 8.51...
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Netflix's 'Lupin' is one of its biggest hits of all time. Here's how it stacks up against the streamer's other top original TV shows.

Omar Sy stars in "Lupin." Emmanuel Guimier/Netflix Netflix projected that its hit French series "Lupin" will be watched by 70 million households in its first 28 days of release. That makes it Netflix's second biggest original series ever, behind season one of "The Witcher." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix has another hit on its hands.The streaming giant is projecting that its new French series, "Lupin," will be watched by 70 million households in its first 28 da...
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The top 9 shows on Netflix this week, from 'Lupin' to 'Bridgerton'

"Lupin." Emmanuel Guimier/Netflix "Lupin" debuted on Netflix's popularity rankings this week but couldn't top "Bridgerton." Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular TV shows on Netflix. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix's new French series "Lupin" debuted last week to critical a...
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35 of the most powerful women in 2021

Kamala Harris, Jill Biden, and Shonda Rhimes. Tasos Katopodis/JIM WATSON/AFP/George Pimentel/Getty Images From first ladies of the United States to prominent businesswomen and leading figures in the entertainment industry, these women hold great power. On January 20, Senator Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the first female and first Black and South Asian vice president of the United States. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the best-known female leaders in the world and the longest-reigning mon...
Tags: Strategy, Features, Women And Leadership, Women's History Month, Feminism, Women, CDU


18 insightful books, podcasts, and online resources that helped us manage our mental health while quarantining

Amazon; Coursera; Dear Therapist Podcast; Alyssa Powell/Insider The COVID-19 pandemic has created new mental health challenges and changed how we cope with them.I asked my colleagues to share the things that have helped them manage their mental health throughout quarantine. You can find 18 of them below.Read more: Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.Whether you're an essential worker, a parent juggling full-time work with caregiving respon...
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'I wonder how the large chested women survived': what The Great and Bridgerton reveal about cleavage

Corset sales are up, even in lockdown, as the nation binge-watches glossy costume dramas. But even in the 18th century, the cantilevered look could be fraught Can cleavage ever be a plot device? The 18th-century Russian court, as visualised in The Great, a bonkers new satire from Hulu and Channel 4, is a hotbed of moral iniquity, vodka and bears. But, like most costume dramas, it is also about breasts.Take Lady Svenska, a courtier hellbent on ousting Catherine the Great. We know from her decolle...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Shonda Rhimes, Women, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Hulu, Catherine, Women's Tops, Peter III, Bridgerton, Georgina Dymov


Busted! What The Great and Bridgerton reveal about cleavage

Corset sales are up, even in lockdown, as the nation binge-watches glossy costume dramas. But even in the 18th century, the cantilevered look could be fraught Can cleavage ever be a plot device? The 18th-century Russian court, as visualised in The Great, a bonkers new satire from Hulu and Channel 4, is a hotbed of moral iniquity, vodka and bears. But, like most costume dramas, it is also about breasts.Take Lady Svenska, a courtier hellbent on ousting Catherine the Great. We know from her decolle...
Tags: Fashion, Television, Shonda Rhimes, Women, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Hulu, Catherine, Women's Tops, Peter III, Bridgerton, Georgina Dymov


Netflix says these are its 5 most-watched original series

Netflix announced that, in its first four weeks, Shonda Rhimes' limited series "Bridgerton" is on pace to become its fifth most-watched...
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What Instagram is whispering to creators

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big stories in media and advertising.If someone forwarded you this email, you can sign up for your own here. This week: What Instagram is whispering to creators, Discovery joins the streaming wars, and Estée Lauder pivots in the pandemic. The logo of the Instagram app on a smartphone. Photothek/Getty Images Tech platforms wield enormous influence on business and society but the algorithms that power them ...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Media, Instagram, Advertising, Trends, Discovery, Netflix, Food Network, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Estee Lauder, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times


How Netflix's 'Bridgerton' compares to the streaming giant's biggest original TV show hits

"Bridgerton" Netflix Netflix is projecting Shonda Rhimes' new series "Bridgerton" to be watched by 63 million households in its first 28 days of release. That makes it Netflix's fifth biggest original series yet, ahead of hits like "The Queen's Gambit" and "Ratched." It marks a win for Netflix and Rhimes' mega deal, struck in 2018 and worth $150 million, according to The New York Times.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Shonda Rhimes' first Netflix original series is a s...
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'Bridgerton's' Queen Charlotte latest to stir Black debate

Leave it to Shonda Rhimes to give us a Black queen.
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Netflix's 'Bridgerton' is the latest example of historical retelling

"Bridgerton," the first Netflix show created by Shonda Rhimes, is the latest television or film production to reimagine the past with a modern and multiracial cast of characters.
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This show is the latest example of TV retelling history

"Bridgerton," the first Netflix show created by Shonda Rhimes, is the latest television or film production to reimagine the past with a modern and multiracial cast of characters.
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Shonda Rhimes is worth at least $135 million, thanks to her #TGIT lineup and a history-making Netflix deal - see how she makes and spends her fortune

Shonda Rhimes is one of the most successful women in TV. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Shonda Rhimes has an estimated net worth of $135 million. The success of her Shondaland line-up, which includes "Grey's Anatomy," has made her a historic figure in TV and led to a multimillion-dollar Netflix deal. Her first show from that Netflix deal, "Bridgerton," was released on Christmas day. Rhimes is the first Black woman to showrun a successful primetime drama on a broadcast network and one of the hig...
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'Bridgerton' Delivers Hot Sex and Corsets for Christmas

Just when we needed it the most, Netflix and Shonda Rhimes gave us a period soap opera with attractive Brits banging their way across London.
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'Bridgerton' brings steamy romance to Netflix but plays a weak hand

After owning Thursday night on ABC, "Grey's Anatomy" producer Shonda Rhimes' first series under her Netflix deal should feel like an occasion. As opening bids go, however, "Bridgerton" plays a weak hand, turning Julia Quinn's novels about a 19th-century London family into a handsome but tedious snooze -- think "Masterpiece Theater," only with more sex and nudity.
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‘Bridgerton’ Is An Intoxicating Romantic Fantasy Dressed Up Like A Period Piece

The new Regency-era Netflix series from Shonda Rhimes is exactly what the doctor ordered at the end of a hellish year.
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‘Bridgerton,’ Shondaland’s First Scripted Netflix Show, Is a Confectionary Treat of a Romance: TV Review

At the end of an awful and exhausting year, let us give thanks for it at least having the good grace to end with “Bridgerton.” Based on Julia Quinn’s romance novel series, this confectionary treat of a show knows exactly what you might want from it and delivers those fantasies on a silver platter with […]
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Laverne Cox to Launch Her First Podcast Series With Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland Audio

Laverne Cox will be in the interviewer’s chair for her first podcast, a weekly series from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland Audio and iHeartMedia. “The Laverne Cox Show” (working title), hosted by the “Orange Is the New Black” star, is slated to debut in February 2021. Each week, the show will feature Cox’s conversations with guests who […]
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Spotify deal is their latest step to becoming a billion-dollar brand. Here's how they've been building a business empire in a post-royal life.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been busy building their independent wealth in 2020. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been busy building a business empire in their post-royal life. In the past four months, they've signed multiyear deals with Spotify and Netflix, and Meghan recently invested in an oat milk latte startup. It's all put the couple, which has an estimated $30 million net worth, in position to build a billion-dollar brand. Visit Business Insi...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Shonda Rhimes, News, Disney, Trends, Wealth, Features, Netflix, Prince Harry, Harry, Royal Family, The New York Times, Fortune, Ryan Murphy, Sussex


The Kardashian-Jenners built dynastic wealth off TV deals, and their new pact with streaming superpower Disney is the latest move in expanding their $2 billion empire

The Kardashians are moving to Disney's Hulu service. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images The Kardashian-Jenners signed a multiyear deal with Disney to produce "new global content" that will stream on its Hulu and Disney Star platforms, according to a Disney press release. The content will air in late 2021, after the final season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" on E!, for which Kris Jenner signed multimillion-dollar deals over the course of 14 years. The deal terms weren't disclosed, but ...
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‘Bridgerton’ Trailer: Shonda Rhimes Goes Back in Time for a Scandalous New Netflix Series

After spending around 15 years churning out hit after hit for ABC, prolific producer Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away With Murder) shocked Hollywood by signing a deal in 2017 in which she would produce shows for Netflix. The first series in that deal is finally debuting this month: Bridgerton, a Regency-era drama full of sex, romance, deception, and illusion. Netflix debuted a new trailer today, and it certainly looks as if this will be the next big addiction for fans of ...
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The 5 most anticipated new TV shows coming in December

"The Stand" CBS All Access Every month, Business Insider looks at the most anticipated new TV shows debuting in the US using data from the television-tracking app TV Time. CBS All Access' "The Stand" is the most anticipated series debuting in December. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Stephen King's post-apocalyptic novel "The Stand" is getting the small-screen treatment this month — again. The novel was adapted in 1994 for ABC. This time it's hitting CBS All Access and ...
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New to Netflix December 2020: All Movies & Shows Coming and Going

New to Netflix December 2020: All Movies & Shows Coming and Going The list for the new Netflix December 2020 movies and TV titles has been released, which you can now view below along with the titles that are set to leave from the streaming service next month. This includes the upcoming series debuts for Netflix originals: Selena: The Series starring Christian Serratos; and Shonda Rhimes’ period drama Bridgerton as well as the final season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Next month will a...
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‘Bridgerton’ Trailer: Shonda Rhimes Brings a Little Scandal in Her First Netflix Series

Scandal (and the creator of Scandal) has come to Regency England. Shonda Rhimes’ first major original series for Netflix has finally arrived, with a glitzy, racially diverse trailer that puts Rhimes’ signature brand of soap to the period drama. Bridgerton is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, and from the trailer, looks like a Gossip Girl threw on a corset. Watch the Bridgerton trailer below. Bridgerton Trailer When Shonda Rhimes first signed a multimillion dollar dea...
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