Welcome to the Ton! Following Bridgerton’s preliminary success, Shonda Rhimes has invested in increasing the world of Julia Quinn’s novels past simply the Bridgerton household — beginning with Queen Charlotte.
In December 2020, the historic drama launched viewers to the glamorous lifetime of London’s (primarily fictional) elite. Set throughout the Regency period, the social season’s largest occasions revolved round Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) herself. The witty royal shortly grew to become a fan-favorite, taking over a a lot greater function in the second season.
The reimagined character, who did not appear in Quinn’s books, was impressed by the real-life sovereign who dominated the U.Okay. till her loss of life in 1818. Ahead of the present’s season 2 launch, Rhimes revealed that the first spinoff of the collection, titled Queen Charlotte, would heart on the matriarch’s rise to energy and prominence.
“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,” stated Netflix’s Head of Global TV Bela Bajaria in an announcement in May 2021. “Shonda and her team are thoughtfully building out the Bridgerton universe so they can keep delivering for the fans with the same quality and style they love. And by planning and prepping all the upcoming seasons now, we also hope to keep up a pace that will keep even the most insatiable viewers totally fulfilled.”
Rosheuvel, who portrays the royal on the Netflix hit, later hinted at what followers can anticipate from the upcoming collection. “I can tell you that it’s an origin story,” she advised E! News in March 2022. “So you will be seeing a younger Queen Charlotte, I will be in it. We have no film date or any kind of scripts or anything at the moment.”
In addition to following the rise and love life of Her Majesty, the spinoff will even inform the tales of younger Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.
While Rosheuvel and Adjoa Andoh will return as the queen and Lady Danbury, respectively, India Amarteifio and Arsema Thomas will painting the respective youthful variations of the characters. Ruth Gemmell, for her half, will even return as Violet Bridgerton with a youthful model performed by Connie Jenkins-Greig.
As for King George, Corey Mylchreest will play him as a younger grownup, whereas Game of Thrones actress Michelle Fairley will star as his mom, the Dowager Princess Augusta.
In June 2022, Deadline confirmed that British actors Katie Brayben and Keir Charles had been forged in the prequel as Vivian Ledger and Lord Ledger, respectively. Details about the new characters haven’t but been launched, however it seems that they’ll each play a major function in the story of Queen Charlotte’s early days on the throne.
Netflix launched the first sneak peek of the spinoff throughout its TUDUM presentation in September 2022. In the clip, Charlotte unknowingly meets her future husband — the king — simply as she’s attempting to scale a backyard hedge to escape their organized nuptials. The lower than two-minute video was an prompt hit amongst viewers, with followers shortly taking to social media to share their enthusiasm and pleasure for the upcoming collection.
Scroll down to learn extra about the actors who will star as Queen Charlotte’s queen and king: