Have you heard Ton’s speech? It’s absolutely flawless, my dear, and it’s definitely not rumours from Lady Whistledown’s social pamphlets. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a new limited prequel series centred on the early life of Queen Charlotte, will premiere on Netflix and Shondaland in May 2021, according to Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story creator and showrunner Shonda Rhimes. According to the Netflix companion website Tudum, the spinoff will be “all about Queen Charlotte’s origin story, including her marriage to King George and the great love story — and societal shift — that follows.”
In Bridgertons first two seasons, we’ve seen snippets of Queen Charlotte’s life, including the state of her marriage to King George and her participation in Regency-era London’s social season. However, this series goes a step further by investigating her unexpected accession to the throne in the early 1760s. You can’t help but be curious about Queen Charlotte and her history when you first see her in the “Bridgerton” realm. “When you meet Queen Charlotte inside the “Bridgerton” universe, you can’t help but want to know more about that character and her background. So it felt like a natural exploration to go into her background,” one Netflix exec told Variety. “It truly is stunning,” they add, saying, “it is going to live up to your expectations.”
Hello, did we mention that Lady Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury would also be featured? There is genuinely so much to anticipate. Please continue reading to learn everything we currently know about Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
Does Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story have a trailer?
We have something you need to see, Ton members. On September 27, 2022, Netflix unveiled the official teaser trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, introducing us to the future princess and her beloved King George.
Previously, on September 23, 2022, a picture of India Amarteifio as Queen Charlotte was posted on the official Bridgerton Instagram account. This post also revealed the series’ title. Fans were reassured in the message that the spin-off was imminent.
“Dearest readers, rejoice in a formal introduction to royalty herself, India Amarteifo, who along with the incomparable duo of Golda Rosheuvel and Adjoa Andoh will reveal the origins of Your Majesty. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is on the way, indeed,” the caption read.
Do you have images from Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
Yes! Netflix has released a few first-look pictures from the new season in addition to the teaser trailer. The pictures show us some of our favourite Bridgerton characters, including Queen Charlotte, as they were when they were younger.
Another image from the collection shows actress Arsema Thomas as young Lady Agatha Danbury. The character is described as having “a keen awareness of the previously divided social scene and the complications of marriage,” per The Hollywood Reporter, on Netflix. Agatha also “finds her own voice and authority,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
In a series of paparazzi images from the set that were published by Daily Mail in April of last year, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte can be seen riding in the rear of a horse-drawn carriage while dressed entirely in black and sporting a grey wig. Hugh Sachs’ Brimsley can be seen in a few of the pictures, marching in a column with the royal guard. The publication speculated that the show was filming a funeral scene based on the formality and solemnity of the scene, in which extras bowed before Queen Charlotte’s carriage as it passed.
Who will play the lead role in the Queen Charlotte spinoff?
On March 30, 2022, Netflix released the cast for the show. The young Queen Charlotte is portrayed by India Amarteifio, who played Lizzie in Sex Education. According to Tudum, she “learns to navigate royal life after finding herself wedded to the King of England against her choice.” The young King George, who is characterised as “handsome, charming, and a bit of a mystery,” is portrayed by Corey Mylchreest opposite India.
Young Violet Ledger, the daughter of Vivian and Lord Ledger, will be portrayed by Connie Jenkins-Greig, according to Deadline. She will be described as a “kind and inquisitive youngster who has not yet entered the marriage mart… or famously become a Bridgerton.” She will appear repeatedly in the spin-off series, claims the source.
Michelle Fairley, who played Catelyn Stark in HBO’s Game of Thrones, is one of the other cast members. “A royal willing to do everything it takes to maintain her family’s dominance,” is how she describes Princess Augusta. Sounds dramatic!