Netflix denies competition between Bridgerton and The Crown over sets (Picture: Netflix)
Eagle-eyed fans may have spotted that two locations feature in both shows, with Somerley Estate in Hampshire providing the backdrop for Highgrove House – the home of Prince Charles and Camilla – in The Crown and a country home in Bridgerton.
Another location, Wilton House in Wiltshire, is also used by both, with it appearing as the home of the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton and Buckingham Palace in The Crown.
The same sets, not surprisingly, could potentially lead to filming clashes, but as both programmes prepare to pick up production on their new seasons, Netflix has insisted there is no fighting between crews on securing the locations.
It was claimed that The Crown and Bridgerton were ‘treading on the other’s toes’, but a spokesperson for the streaming platform has assured there is no competition and that filming schedules for both series is yet to be determined.
‘The Crown films in summer 2021 and there is currently no filming schedule,’ the spokesperson told The Mirror.
The Duke’s home is the same set as Buckingham Palace (Picture: Netflix)
The Crown’s fourth season dropped in November (Picture: Netflix)
‘There is no truth to the story that it is in competition with Bridgerton for locations.’
Netflix setting the record straight comes after sources hinted at tensions, telling The Sun: ‘Given these two feature similar backdrops, it was only time before they ended up treading on the other’s toes.
‘It’s down to production companies when they film, but Netflix will be keen everything is sorted, as the last thing anyone needs are more delays.’
Both shows have been huge hits for Netflix in recent months, with The Crown dropping its fourth season – starring Olivia Colman and Gillian Anderson – in November and Bridgerton landing on the platform on Christmas Day.
In just four weeks, Bridgerton has smashed records to become Netflix’s biggest series of all time, after a huge 82million households have tuned in to watch.
The series takes place in the 1800s and follows London’s high society during the summer season, where the elite look for a love in their hopes to marry, with the first season focusing on the steamy relationship between Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor) and the Duke (Regé-Jean Page).
Following its hugely successful debut, Bridgerton has already been confirmed for a second season, with the new series instead following Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) as he takes centre stage.
Bridgerton and The Crown are available to watch on Netflix.