Inside NBC's new dating show inspired by Bridgerton

Inside NBC’s new dating show inspired by Bridgerton

It’s Bridgerton meeting a bachelorette party for NBC’s newest dating show, the first trailer for which was released Monday.

In “Courtship,” which premieres Sunday, March 6, at 8 p.m. Eastern European Time, 16 men will compete to knock down one woman.

But they will do their best to care for her in an old-fashioned way, with carriage rides, archery, ballroom dancing and handwritten love notes in a setting straight from Regency-era England.

“The swipes are over … courtship has arrived!” reads a teaser of the upcoming show. “In this classic twist of modern dating, one woman is carried away into the world of the Regency era, where gentlemen compete for her love.”

It's Bridgerton meeting a bachelorette party for NBC's newest dating show, the first trailer for which was released Monday.

It’s Bridgerton meeting a bachelorette party for NBC’s newest dating show, the first trailer for which was released Monday.

In "Courtship," which premieres Sunday, March 6, at 8 p.m. ET, 16 men will compete to knock down one woman.

In “Courtship,” which premieres Sunday, March 6, at 8 p.m. ET, 16 men will compete to knock down one woman.

But they will do their best to care for her in an old-fashioned way, in a setting straight from Regency-era England.

But they will do their best to care for her in an old-fashioned way, in a setting straight from Regency-era England.

"Transported to England in the style of the Regency, a group of budding suitors will have to win the heart of our heroine and her court," the description of the series says.

“Transported to England in the style of the Regency, a group of budding suitors will have to win the heart of our heroine and her court,” the description of the series says.

The group is "housed in a castle in the countryside, against a beautiful backdrop of hilly terrain."

The group is “housed in a castle in the countryside, against a beautiful backdrop of hilly terrain.”

“Moved to England in the style of the Regency, a group of budding suitors will have to win the heart of our heroine and her court,” the description of the series says.

“Located in a castle in the countryside, against a beautiful backdrop of hilly terrain, the heroine and grooms will experience what dreams are made of.”

The heroine is Nicole Remy, a software engineer from Seattle, whose 16 suitors will try to win her hand during a “time-traveling search for love.”

The time travel theme includes a dress appropriate to the era, and the trailer shows Nicole in beautiful ball gowns.

“We’re in a fairy tale and I’m ready to fall in love,” she says.

The heroine is Nicole Remy, a software engineer from Seattle, whose 16 suitors will try to win her hand during "time travel in search of love."

The heroine is Nicole Remy, a software engineer from Seattle, whose 16 suitors will try to win her hand during “time travel in search of love.”

The theme of time travel includes a dress appropriate to the era, and in the trailer Nicole is depicted in beautiful ball gowns.

The theme of time travel includes a dress appropriate to the era, and in the trailer Nicole is depicted in beautiful ball gowns.

"We're in a fairy tale and I'm ready to fall in love," she says in the trailer.

“We’re in a fairy tale and I’m ready to fall in love,” she says in the trailer.

There are bound to be dancing balls in the show and everyone will be dressed to impress.

There are bound to be dancing balls in the show and everyone will be dressed to impress.

Actors are also waiting for butlers and other staff in elegant uniforms.

Actors are also waiting for butlers and other staff in elegant uniforms.

Men will court the heroine by riding a carriage, archery, ballroom dancing and handwritten love notes.

Men will court the heroine by riding a carriage, archery, ballroom dancing and handwritten love notes.

Of course, fashion with the show will be an occasion to tune in every week.

Of course, fashion with the show will be an occasion to tune in every week.

“Modern dating doesn’t work,” she continues, adding that she is looking for “more etiquette, decency and gallantry.”

The camera shows a luxurious estate with butlers, maids and musicians, and the scene shows Nicole dancing to ballroom numbers rather than pop or hip hop.

Stars also throw a garden party, enjoy carnival, play lawn games, and ride horses.

There also seem to be jousting lessons, a picnic, archery, and an ancient Roman-style lawn party.

The men are also all dressed in vintage dresses.

“You’ll choose a gentleman you want to spend the rest of your life with,” says host Rick Edwards.

"Modern dating doesn't work," Nicole says in the trailer, adding that she's looking for "more etiquette, decency and chivalry."

“Modern dating doesn’t work,” Nicole says in the trailer, adding that she’s looking for “more etiquette, decency and chivalry.”

Nicole is visited by family and a friend who make up her "yard" and help her choose a man.

Nicole is visited by family and a friend who make up her “yard” and help her choose a man.

Stars also throw a garden party, enjoy carnival, play lawn games, and ride horses.

Stars also throw a garden party, enjoy carnival, play lawn games, and ride horses.

Men are all torn from romance novels and also dress accordingly. Men are all torn from romance novels and also dress accordingly.

Men are all torn from romance novels and also dress accordingly.

At one point, Nicole in a hat and gloves is riding in a boat with two men when another boat full of men swims up. They all jump in to get her attention.

At one point, Nicole in a hat and gloves is riding in a boat with two men when another boat full of men swims up. They all jump in to get her attention.

It seems to be archery, though it's unclear if it's a competition between men or a date.

It seems to be archery, though it’s unclear if it’s a competition between men or a date.

Some of them also compete on the territory.

Some of them also compete on the territory.

The trailer shows Nicole getting close to several fans during the flirtatious scenes.

The trailer shows Nicole getting close to several fans during the flirtatious scenes.

There's definitely romance and kissing there – although a public appearance like this would be scandalous in Regency-era England.

There’s definitely romance and kissing – although a public appearance like this would be scandalous in Regency-era England.

At one point, Nicole in a hat and gloves is riding in a boat with two men when another boat full of men swims up. They all jump in to get her attention.

But they don’t just need to impress Nicole: she also has a court that judges her fans, and naturally it consists mostly of her family.

Her father Claude, her mother Claire, her sister Dani and her best friend Tessa also look at men.

“From the beginning, I introduce them all to my parents,” she says.

“We’re here to help Nicole find men who value family,” says her mother.

Although the show is set in Europe, the star is from the US, like many of her fiancés, however, the men in the show come from all over the world.

They should impress not only Nicole: she also has a court that judges her suitors, and naturally, it consists mainly of her family.

They should impress not only Nicole: she also has a court that judges her suitors, and naturally, it consists mainly of her family.

Her father Claude, her mother Claire, her sister Dani and her best friend Tessa also look at men.

Her father Claude, her mother Claire, her sister Dani and her best friend Tessa also look at men.

"From the very beginning, I introduce them all to my parents," she says.

“From the very beginning, I introduce them all to my parents,” she says.

Although the show is set in Europe, both the star and her suitors are from all over the United States.

Although the show is set in Europe, both the star and her suitors are from all over the United States.

A native of Washington state, Nicole works as a software engineer at Making According to her LinkedIn, she has a background in architecture and geoinformatics.

A native of Washington state, Nicole works as a software engineer at Making

She was previously a cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks as well as USC, where she studied.

She was previously a cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks as well as USC, where she studied.

She graduated from USC in 2018 with a GPA of 3.61 and also earned a Full Stack Development Certificate in Coding from the University of Washington in 2020.

She graduated from USC in 2018 with a GPA of 3.61 and also earned a Full Stack Development Certificate in Coding from the University of Washington in 2020.

Nicole, a native of Washington state, works as a software engineer at Making and, according to her LinkedIn, has a background in architecture and geoinformatics.

She was previously a cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks as well as USC, where she studied. She graduated from USC in 2018 with a GPA of 3.61 and also earned a Full Stack Development Certificate in Coding from the University of Washington in 2020.

Participants between the ages of 23 and 36, including Mr. Daniel Bochikchio of Staten Island, New York; Mr. Giuseppe Castronovo of Point Pleasant, New Jersey; Mr. Lincoln Chapman of Nashville, Tennessee; Mr. Christian Lee Cons of Los Angeles; Mr. Lewis Echavarria of Miami, Florida; Mr. Xhakan Holland of Los Angeles; and Mr. Daniel “Dan” Hunter of Los Angeles.

There is also Mr. Derek Kesseler of Vancouver, British Columbia; Captain Danny Kim of Seoul, South Korea; Mr. Alex “Achilles” King of San Diego, California; Mr. Chandler “Chan” Suite from West Hollywood, California; Mr. Charlie Mambray of Kent, England; Mr. Peter Saffa of Defaens, Missouri; Dr. Jarrett Schanzer from Miami, Florida; Mr. Nate Shanklin of Sacramento, California; and Mr. Caleb Ward of Hampton, Virginia.

Competitors are between 23 and 36 years old, and the promo photos show a good selection (pictured: Giakan Holland).

Competitors are between 23 and 36 years old, and the promo photos show a good selection (pictured: Giakan Holland).

Nate Shanklin of Sacramento, California. Alex "Achilles" King of San Diego, California.

Pictured: Nate Shanklin of Sacramento, California (left) and Alex “Achilles” King of San Diego, California (right)

In the photo: athlete Lewis Echavarria from Miami, Florida.

In the photo: athlete Lewis Echavarria from Miami, Florida.

Peter Saffa of Defaens, Missouri Lincoln Chapman from Nashville, Tennessee.

Pictured: Peter Saffa of Defiance, Missouri (left) and Lincoln Chapman of Nashville, Tennessee (right)

There's also Mr Derek Kesseler from Vancouver, British Columbia.

There’s also Mr Derek Kesseler from Vancouver, British Columbia.

Men all look famous in their outfits Dr. Jarrett Schanzer from Miami, Florida.

Other participants include Dr. Jarrett Schanzer of Miami, Florida (right).

Christian Lee Cones from Los Angeles Charlie Mambray from Kent, England

Pictured: Christian Lee Cones from Los Angeles (left) and Charlie Mambray from Kent, England (right)

In this return, Nicole tries to draw one of the men fighting for her heart.

In this return, Nicole tries to draw one of the men fighting for her heart.

She also kisses one of them at the carnival. Initially, the series was called Pride and Prejudice: A Romantic Experiment.

She also kisses one of them at the carnival. Initially, the series was called Pride and Prejudice: A Romantic Experiment.

The courtship was first announced back in July, when the medieval invitation included a link for participants to apply.

It was originally titled Pride and Prejudice: A Romantic Experiment, though the name change was announced earlier this month.

While the trailer doesn’t mention Netflix’s popular series Bridgerton, it was clearly inspired by the series, the second season of which returns on March 25.

Bridgerton is set in Regency-era England, which lasted from 1795 to 1837, and is based on Julia Quinn’s favorite romance novels.

The second season will follow Quinn’s second novel, which follows Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey’s) love quest.

While the trailer doesn't mention Netflix's popular series Bridgerton, it was clearly inspired by the series, the second season of which returns on March 25.

While the trailer doesn’t mention Netflix’s popular series Bridgerton, it was clearly inspired by the series, the second season of which returns on March 25.

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