When is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story set to premiere on Netflix? Continue reading to find out.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is an upcoming limited series written by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. The series is a prequel spin-off of the Netflix series Bridgerton and will focus on young Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power.
It’s always exciting to see new versions of original series storylines featuring different characters and giving fans a chance to explore their individual stories. And now, with the availability of various streaming platforms, these adaptations can find a home rather quickly.
In terms of streaming content to a targeted audience and having the resources to produce the best work in the shortest amount of time, Netflix’s catalog outperforms its competitors. So, we’ve put together a concise summary of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and all the details you need to know about the release date, plot, and cast so that you may get a head start and be prepared before the film is available to stream on Netflix.
Keep reading until the very end to uncover all of your answers.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Release Date
The network officially revealed the first look and the further development of the show for the Bridgerton Universe at Netflix Tudum’s Global Event held on Saturday, September 24, 2022. The official release date of the show is yet to be announced. But it is scheduled to be released on Netflix sometime in 2023.
On the other hand, if we take the prior season and most of the Netflix series like prior seasons of Bridgerton into consideration with a bit of speculation, then the new series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, will have the same premiere time as other shows on the streaming service, which is 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET). In order to receive updates on when the show premieres on Netflix, interested viewers can also enable notifications.
The official Twitter handle of Bridgerton also confirmed the news by sharing the official clip, quoting, “When Charlotte met George, a Ton love story began. It is with great pleasure to share the first look at Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a new series from Shonda Rhimes coming soon. #TUDUM” Take a look at the official post below:
When Charlotte met George, a Ton love story began. It is with great pleasure to share a first look at Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a new series from Shonda Rhimes coming soon. #TUDUM pic.twitter.com/hHp6ECYBJP
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) September 24, 2022
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Plot
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story tells the story of the young monarch in the days before her excellent wigs and her quest to uncover the identity of Lady Whistledown. The series delves into Charlotte’s and King George III’s (Corey Mylchreest) great love story and how it sparked a societal shift, creating the world of the ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.
“Working with Corey has been phenomenal,” Amarteifio tells Tudum. “He is someone I can trust and go to for honest advice. He’s someone who really, really cares about the job, which comes across in every way in his acting and in our scenes together.” Mylchreest has similar feelings about his on-screen paramour: “Both of us [are] incredibly excited, privileged, honored and overwhelmed with the opportunity to portray these incredible people in this incredible story.”
In addition to the royal romance, the Bridgerton prequel will also feature a younger incarnation of Lady Danbury (played by Andoh on Bridgerton and now played by Arsema Thomas) and also stars Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta, 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, Freddie Dennis as Reynolds and Hugh Sachs as older Brimsley.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Cast and Crew
Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte: The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. India Amarteifio as young Queen Charlotte.
Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury: A sharp-tongued, insightful doyenne of London society. Arsema Thomas as young Lady Danbury.
Ruth Gemmell as Violet: Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton, mother of the Bridgerton children. Connie Jenkins-Greig as young Violet Ledger.
Hugh Sachs as Brimsley: The Queen’s gossip-mongering secretary. Sam Clemmett as young Brimsley.
The other cast members include Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta; Corey Mylchreest as young King George III; Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute; Tunji Kasim as Adolphus; Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor; Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury; Katie Brayben as Vivian Ledger, Violet’s mother, and Keir Charles as Lord Ledger, Violet’s father. Rhimes serves as writer and showrunner, and she executive produces along with Betsy Beers and Tom Verica, who also directs.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Episodes
According to Netflix, the upcoming series has a total of 8 episodes with a runtime expected to be between 35 and 45 minutes, and the title of the pilot episode is revealed to be “Queen to Be,” which is directed by Tom Verica and written by Shonda Rhimes.
The episode titles and synopsis of the rest of the episodes were not released by the network as of September 28, 2022. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient while waiting for these updates, which will be issued in the coming months.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Exclusive First Look
The official first look of 1:58 minutes was released on September 24, 2022, with the tagline simply stating, “Charlotte, meet George. The first encounter of a romance which sparked Bridgerton society as we know it, soon to be told in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.” Take a look at the official trailer below:
In the clip, the scene opens with Young Queen Charlotte, played by India Amarteifio, attempting to climb over the garden wall to escape her future fate when she is interrupted by Young King George (Corey Mylchreest) and asks his assistance to help her over the wall “to help a lady in distress.” Not knowing whom she’s just met, the young King refuses, saying, “I have absolutely no intention of helping you. I refuse when that lady in distress is trying to go over a wall so she does not have to marry me.”
Moreover, the series was previously scheduled to begin production in January 2022. The production began on February 6, 2022, under the working title Jewels and was scheduled to conclude in May 2022. Director Tom Verica said that production would begin on March 28, 2022. The show concluded filming on August 30, 2022.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story: Where to stream the series?
When Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story draws close to the release date, the series will be available exclusively on Netflix, with all previous seasons also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options. The video quality and quantity of screens you can use to stream Netflix simultaneously depend on the package you choose. You may play mobile games and stream movies and TV shows at no additional cost with any of their services.
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