We can’t get enough of Queen Charlotte. With the upcoming Bridgerton spinoff, following the love story of Queen Charlotte, the craze for the Queen of London has only increased. In this prequel, we will learn about Queen’s origin story, including her marriage to King George, the great love story and the societal shift that followed. Through the spinoff and the Bridgerton series, itself, the creators aim to shed more light on the real Queen Charlotte, who doesn’t hold a prominent place in the royal history of Britain.
In a conversation with Deadline, Bela Bajaria, Netflix head of global TV explained, “Many viewers had never known the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world, and I’m thrilled this new series will further expand her story and the world of Bridgerton.”
When will the Bridgerton Queen Charlotte spin-off air?
Netflix had earlier announced the spin-off, but that’s just about all we know so far. There is no possible release month or date. Since the project is very much new, we do not even have a title for the Bridgerton spin-off. According to an image in a recent tweet from Shonda Rhimes, a working title could be “Queen to Be.” But, at this point, it’s only a speculation.
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Just like with Bridgerton, Shonda Rhimes will act as the showrunner, and also executive producer and writer for this spinoff. Tom Verica will be the director and the executive producer along with Betsy Beers as another executive producer for the show.
Prepare for The Queen’s return. 👑 pic.twitter.com/9WdI7FPOdA
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) March 30, 2022
Who all will be there in the upcoming series?
India Amarteifio will join the show as a young Queen Charlotte and Golda Rosheuvel will reprise her role as a middle-aged Queen Charlotte.
India Amarteifio will play the younger version of Queen Charlotte in the BRIDGERTON spin-off prequel series.
Written and produced by Shonda Rhimes, it tells the story of how Charlotte's marriage to King George sparked a great love story and a societal shift. pic.twitter.com/gW9egjDEaU
— Screen Queens (@screenqueenz) March 30, 2022
The other cast includes:
- Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta,
- Corey Mylchreest as Young King George,
- Arsema Thomas as Young Lady Danbury,
- Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley,
- Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute,
- Tunji Kasim as Adolphus,
- Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor,
- Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury, and
- Hugh Sachs as Older Brimsley.
What will happen in the Bridgerton spinoff?
The Queen Charlotte spinoff will highlight the journey of the Queen from a young age and her rise to prominence and power. This series will also highlight the story of Young Violet Bridgerton and Young Lady Danbury. We still don’t have details about the exact plot. What we do have is an idea that the show will see Lady Danbury playing a guide to young Charlotte as the latter tries to navigate the palace life post her marriage.
All hail Queen Charlotte!
For her next series, Shonda Rhimes will chronicle Queen Charlotte's rise to prominence and power in a prequel that will see Golda Rosheuvel reprise her role and India Ria Amarteifio join the Bridgerton-verse as Young Queen Charlotte. pic.twitter.com/RSVWCDK4TK
— Netflix (@netflix) March 30, 2022
More updates will likely reach us in due time. Until then, let’s continue enjoying Bridgerton seasons 1 and 2.