No one can deny that they in one way or another loved Bridgerton, the proof is how it rules the top ratings whenever a new season of the show airs on Netflix! With the show being garnered with shit tons of love (and viewership), the creators of the famous historical drama are now coming with a spinoff/prequel of Bridgerton!
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will feature the origin story of Queen Charlotte, how the paths of Charlotte and King George cross, how they end up marrying each other and the drama that ensues a royal marriage in the 70s. Although surpassing the quality of Bridgerton is going to be rather hard, we are expecting this show to be bigger and better than ever before! This blog will tell you everything there is to know about Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
What is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story About?
The official logline on the Netflix page says,“ Young Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George of England sparks an epic love story and transforms high society in this Bridgerton universe prequel.”
This is enough to tell the audience the focus of the show will be Queen Charlotte’s life a little before and after her marriage to the King of England at that time when she was all but seventeen years of age.
But, in the latest press release, the creators of the show have told the audiences that, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will also revolve around the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.
Netflix released the trailer of the show last month, which clearly depicts that the show will also have a major focus on how King George III’s mental disorder impacted the life of Queen Charlotte and how she had to make her space in the Royal family, despite being a German.
When and Where Can You Watch Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
As expected, the Bridgerton prequel is going to air on the same OTT platform as its successor. The Show will air only on Netflix.
The official media release and information from the trailer on Netflix’s official YouTube handle tells us that all six episodes of the first season are going to air on the 4th of May along with its pilot episode “Queen to Be”.
Who Are The Creators of The Show?
The show has been directed by Tom Verica, who has also directed six episodes of the parent entity, Bridgerton in the last two seasons of the show.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is produced by Shonda Rhimes, who was the EP (executive producer) of Bridgerton.
Tom Verica and Shonda Rhimes have worked together and their professional history goes long way back. Tom Verica has directed several episodes produced by Shonda Rhimes including episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.
Their partnership has proved to be magical which is another reason to wait for the 4th of May, the day the show premiers on Netflix.
The Cast of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
While the show is a spinoff of Bridgerton and is set as a prequel which means that the audience will get to see many of their favourite character’s early days.
While the show will start Golda Rosheuval (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) from their original roles in the Bridgerton, they will not be the headliners as the story is set at least a decade ago than the timeline in Bridgerton, hence the introduction of the new cast.
- India Amarteifio (Midwich Cuckoos) will be playing the Young Queen Charlotte.
- Corey Mylchreest (The Sandman) will be seen playing the role of King George III.
- Arsema Thomas (Redeeming Love) will be playing Agatha Danbury.
- Connie Jenkins-Greig (Love Without Walls)will be playing the Young Violet Ledger.
- Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones) will be playing Princess Augusta.
All in all, we can most definitely say that Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will bring a fresh take on historical drama, a genre that is pretty much saturated. The show is getting the audience an era and setting that they have acclimatised to in the last few years, thanks to the success of Briderton.