Jess Brownell


Jess Brownell has been a key creative force at Shondaland for over 15 years. She currently serves as showrunner and executive producer for seasons three and four of Netflix’s hit series BRIDGERTON. Prior to stepping into the showrunner role, Brownell was a writer and producer on the first two seasons of Bridgerton and on INVENTING ANNA (for which she was Emmy-nominated). She has also written for SCANDAL. Brownell additionally co-hosted the first season of BRIDGERTON: THE OFFICIAL PODCAST, and is a featured contributor in the behind-the-scenes book INSIDE BRIDGERTON, published in October of 2022.

Chris Van Dusen

Creator, Showrunner

Writer-producer Chris Van Dusen is the Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed series, BRIDGERTON, for Netflix. The series marks the first from Shondaland on the streaming platform. Previously, Van Dusen was a Co-Executive Producer on SCANDAL, where he penned a total of twelve episodes since joining the series in its second season. A homegrown Shondaland talent, Van Dusen landed his first writing gig on GREY’S ANATOMY. He has also served as a producer on THE CATCH. He is a graduate of Emory University and USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program.