Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, the prequel to the hit Netflix show Bridgerton, has a release date, information about the cast, trailers, and more. Bridgerton began as a collection of eight romantic fiction by Julia Quinn about British aristocrats in London during the Regency period. In 2020, a Netflix show based on the book series follows the 8 children of the eponymous family as they try to make it in London’s high society. Bridgerton has been a huge hit for the streaming service. A second season is coming out in 2022, and there are plans for two more seasons and a prequel series called Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
The London in the TV show is an alternate version where people of different races live together. This lets the show have a much more diverse cast than other period shows like Downton Abbey. Queen Charlotte is a recurring character in Bridgerton. She is a Black woman, and Golda Rosheuvel, a Guyanese-British actor, plays her. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is a prequel to the main storyline. It is a limited series that will follow Queen Charlotte as she starts her reign.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Cast
In the play Bridgerton, Adjoa Andoh played Lady Danbury and Simone Ashley played Kate Sharma. For the Queen Charlotte spin-off from Bridgerton, the following actors have been named.
- Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
- India Amarteifio as younger Queen Charlotte
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury
- Arsema Thomas as younger Agatha Danbury
- Ruth Gemmell as Violet, Dowager Countess Bridgerton
- James Fleet as King George III
- Corey Mylchreest as younger King George III
- Michelle Fairley as Dowager Princess Augusta
- Hugh Sachs as Brimsley
- Sam Clemmett as a younger Brimsley
- Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute
- Tunji Kasim as Adolphus
- Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor
- Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury
Queen Charlotte (who was played by Golda Rosheuvel in Bridgerton) and her new origin story will be the focus of the show. India Amarteifio, who is best known for her role in Sex Education, will play a younger Queen Charlotte in the prequel. She is not the bride the British Royal Family was expecting.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Plot
The upcoming limited series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will be about Charlotte’s early life. Here is what the show’s official description says:
“Centred on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.”
King George and Queen Charlotte wanted to make the world more modern, fair, and equal for people of all races, colors, and genders. Of course, none of this happened overnight, and Queen Charlotte went through a lot to get what she wanted. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story tells the story of how she did it. It’s time to go back to the beginning of Bridgerton to discover how everything got started.
We don’t know much about the small details of the side stories in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, but we do understand that this story will give hope to people all over the world who are always fighting for power that is rightfully theirs. We’re very excited about Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and we’re even more excited about the cast, which we’ll talk about next.
How Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Will Connect To Bridgerton
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will have young versions of Lady Danbury, Violet Bridgerton, Brimsley, and, of course, Queen Charlotte. This will help connect the spin-off to the main show. In Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte is the Queen of England. She is also London’s tastemaker and in charge of the city’s romantic and dating scene. The spin-off prequel could show how Queen Charlotte became interested in the role and how she made herself and her court the center of everything in London, not just the government. Her change from a princess who wasn’t interested in a queen who cares will be interesting to watch.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Episodes
Queen Charlotte was announced as a limited series, which implies that the prequel will only have one season. There will be 8 episodes of the series.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story trailer
In February 2023, the teaser trailer for the limited series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, which is the prequel to Bridgerton, came out. Like the first look from 2022, this trailer hints at the start of King George and Queen Charlotte’s relationship, which looks like it will be as steamy as any other in the franchise. Short glimpses of a number of characters are shown while voiceovers urge Charlotte to consider taking her job as queen seriously. The stress of being in charge is sure to be a big part of the story.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Production Details
In March 2022, writer and executive producer Shonda Rhimes posted a photo of the script and the title of the first episode, “Queen to Be,” on Twitter to announce the production. The photo also showed that the show was directed by Tom Verica and that he was one of the show’s executive producers, along with Betsy Beers and Shonda Rhimes.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Release Date
Netflix said that Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will start on May 4, 2023, at a special event for the show on February 14. Make a note of it now!