Two years since its debut, Bridgerton is already getting a spin-off called Queen Charlotte. As the name suggests, this series will peel off layers of the eponymous character. It will serve as the prequel of the mothership show and recount to us what made Queen Charlotte, Queen Charlotte. According to the statistics revealed in September 2021, Bridgerton remains one of the most-watched Netflix Original shows, which has been renewed to season 4.
Not only will the spin-off be a limited series, but according to Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, the head of global TV, it will ‘expand her(Queen Charlotte’s story) story and the world of Bridgerton, since “many viewers had never known the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world.”
To add a cherry on top of the cake, Queen Charlotte is not the only Bridgerton project that will be streaming on Netflix. There is an array of such projects which will soon turn into a reality owing to an expanded deal with Netflix. This deal includes virtual reality experiences, in-person events and a video game apart from the main series and the new spin-off. That being said, here’s a full scoop on Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
What can we expect to happen in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
Interestingly, we have two official loglines for the new series. The first one was released prior to the production start, which reads as follows:
“A limited prequel series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte, that will centre on the rise and love life of a young Charlotte. The spinoff will also tell the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.”
As the story got more concretized, we received a comprehensive synopsis for the new series, via Netflix’s Media Center, which reads, “Centered 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.”
Bridgerton is based on the book series, which in effect is based on real history. This gives us a slew of cues that we can rely on for speculating the tangent on which the story of Queen Charlotte will predominantly focus upon. As the video of NuttyHistory excellently mentions, Queen Charlotte was a character “who was stranger than fiction” in real life.
Based upon the above-mentioned series of information, we expect the series to cover Charlotte’s marriage, the queen’s recognition of Mozart and his preternatural genius, her ancestorial history which has been a contentious topic and her childhood.
Who are the cast members of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
The Netflix Original spin-off series harnesses a perfect amalgamation of actors from the main series as well as some new faces who will be debuting in the show. The actors who will be reprising their roles from the main series include:
- Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury
- Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton
In addition to the above-mentioned list, the following members will be debuting in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story:
- India Ria Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte
- Katie Brayben as Vivian Ledger
- Keir Charles as Lord Ledger
- Sam Clemmett as Brimsley
- Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute
- Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta
- Tunji Kasim as Adolphus
- Rob Maloney as Royal Doctor
- Corey Mylchreest as King George
- Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury
- Hugh Sachs as Brimsley
- Arsema Thomas as Lady Danbury
- Connie Jenkins-Greig as Young Violet Ledger
What is the production status of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
Originally, the production of the limited series was supposed to begin in January 2022. However, according to ProductionWeekly, it began on February 6 and it was reportedly wrapped on August 30.
That’s a wrap. This production, this cast, this crew…just wait. pic.twitter.com/VnkWJFgSz0
— Tom Verica (@tomverica) August 30, 2022
According to What’s on Netflix, the filming took place in London, precisely at Shepperton Studios, which expanded its relationship with Netflix last November. As per the PW report, the filming also occurs at Ditton Manor in Royal Berkshire. That being said, it brings us to the most obvious question…
When will Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story be released on Netflix?
During the TUDUM event, Netflix revealed that the spin-off series of Bridgerton will release during Spring 2023. With the release of its official trailer six days ago, Netflix revealed the exact release date of the Bridgerton story: May 4, 2023.
I try ~not~ to share swag photos anymore, but this gift from the BRIDGERTON team is the first official/on the record confirmation I’ve seen that a certain queen’s story is coming sooner rather than later. 👀☕️🐝 pic.twitter.com/oGNnXnjt8y
— Meghan O’Keefe (@megsokay) January 31, 2023
How many episodes will Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story constitute?
As per the official reports, the limited spin-off series will harbor eight episodes. The title of the first episode is “Queen To Be” which is written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Tom Verica.
Is there an official trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
On March 24th, Netflix released the official trailer for its limited spin-off series. And it’s everything that you could have expected from this Bridgerton story, and perhaps even more. Take a look at the trailer below:
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