‘The Bridgertons’ is one of the great television phenomena of recent times and also one of the best Netflix series. No other series spoken in English on the said platform has achieved more views, its third season is already underway and the fourth has also been confirmed. What is sometimes not talked about so much is that it is an adaptation of the popular Julia Quinn literary franchise.
Beware, below are some spoilers for season 2 of ‘The Bridgertons’.
The writer has recently granted an interview to Insider in which she has reviewed different aspects of the series, from her degree of involvement to what she thinks about the multiple licenses that those responsible for ‘The Bridgertons’ have taken, also highlighting a scene from the second season that she would have liked to write herself.
Quinn notes that she remains fairly outside the development process of the series, as ” I get the script and if I want to say something, I do it. But they are usually so good that I rarely have anything to say .” And it is that she herself recognizes that she does not want the series to be a mere replica of the books:
I don’t expect you to follow it word for word and I don’t want you to make a copy. It’s very nice, you have these two things that complement each other very well. You can watch the series and read the books and have two separate experiences and one great experience.
Of course, she herself admits that ” I am a firm believer in choosing your battles ” and that in the second season ” for me the Pall Mall scene had to be there “, but the process was not at all traumatic. Quinn, herself points out that some articles went overboard with headlines like ” The One Thing Julia Quinn Demanded ” when everything was so much simpler: Actually, the thing was like this. I told them “I really think you should keep that”, and they said, “Yeah, sure”. That was the whole conversation
Another aspect that has been commented on a lot is that the series does not get to show the wedding of Kate and Anthony, something that the showrunner Chris Van Dusen has already explained, and Quinn herself considers it a success: I don’t think there would have been much point in having the wedding. They had already had another. Honestly, considering the time limits, I’ll take what we saw.
In addition, Quinn also had time to praise a moment that was not in the novel and with which she ended up delighted: ” I love the scene where nobody goes to the Bridgerton dance, but they all dance together. I wish I had written it “.