The massive success of Netflix’s period romantic-drama Bridgerton has prompted the makers to announce a prequel series focused on inarguably the best character from the show, Queen Charlotte.
Based on Julia Quinn’s hugely popular historical romance series, the show follows the lives of the titular Bridgertons as they navigate the London social scene and find their own happily-ever-afters. The eccentric, gossip-loving monarch Queen Charlotte is right in the center of things, with her extravagant wigs and gowns.
All Hail The Queen!— Netflix (@netflix) May 14, 2021
Thrilled to announce we’re expanding the Bridgerton universe with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte’s origin story — the series will also feature young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury pic.twitter.com/nshBfETMdN
Despite not being in the original source material, the Queen quickly became one of the most popular characters from the show. Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of the show, wanted to create a character inspired by the real Queen Charlotte and has now written the script for the prequel series.
Now that we’re getting a Queen-focused spinoff, let’s unpack everything that we know about the Queen Charlotte prequel before we get to see it…
Everything You Need To Know About The Bridgerton Prequel
What is it going to be about?
The show will focus on a younger Queen Charlotte, although the actor who plays the role of the current Queen in the series, Golda Rosheuvel, is a part of the prequel cast. In an interview, Rosheuvel revealed that the show will be like an origin story for the Queen and will tell us how she became the character we love in the original series.
Who is going to star in the show?
Aside from Rosheuvel, the makers have confirmed that Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) and Ruth Gemell (Violet Bridgerton) will also be a part of the prequel. Corey Mylchreest has been cast as the younger version of King George and India Amarteifio is going to play the younger version of the Queen. Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley is also going to be a part of the series as she plays the role of Dowager Princess Auguste, King George’s power-hungry mother.
What is the title of the show?
As of now, the series remains untitled. But Rhimes shared a photo of the script that revealed the first episode’s title, which is going to be ‘Queen To Be’. The sneak peek also revealed that it will be directed by How To Get Away With Murder alum Tom Verica.
Now that you’re all caught up with everything that you need to know about Bridgerton’s prequel, you can go and rewatch the original series because why live in real life when you can immerse yourself in gorgeous costumes and promenades?
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