‘Bridgerton’ Spinoff on Young Queen Charlotte Announced by Netflix

‘Bridgerton’ Spinoff on Young Queen Charlotte Announced by Netflix

Netflix has revealed that a Bridgerton prequel series about a young Queen Charlotte is in the works. Golda Rosheuvel played the character in Season 1 of the hit series.

In fact, Queen Charlotte was actually a historical figure from the 1700s who was married to King George III.

Now following the massive success of  Bridgerton, which has already secured three additional seasons, Netflix also announced via Twitter this week that a spinoff prequel is in development.

The limited series will follow Queen Charlotte in her days of youth, along with appearances from young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury. Check out the tweet here:

Although there’s no official word yet as to who will portray the young Queen Charlotte, the news is a welcome surprise for Bridgerton fans. Considering the monarch’s fascinating life, it’ll be interesting to see which story the spinoff is based on.

Established as the chief sovereign of the Netflix series, Queen Charlotte is introduced in the first episode when the Bridgerton and Featherington family girls make their debut before her.

While the Featheringtons fail to catch the queen’s eye, she is impressed by Daphne Bridgerton and highly praises her, which helps her be anointed as the season’s “incomparable.” 

Thanks to Queen Charlotte’s grand declaration, Daphne and the Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page) were able to experience their own love story. But the queen’s story, too, has a lot of potential to dig into.

Charlotte is known to have married King George III at the mere age of seventeen, who in the series succumbs to a form of dementia, rendering him unstable.

Thus, the spinoff could be assumed to focus on Charlotte in a different romance entirely before her nuptials, but that’s yet to be confirmed. 

A Bridgerton Spinoff on Young Queen Charlotte Announced by Netflix
Queen Charlotte | Source: IMDb

Either way, plot-wise, there are many possibilities for the upcoming spinoff. Furthermore, the backstories of Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton are also full of potential.

Since Bridgerton is primarily focused on romance, the chances of the prequel following romantic endeavors of the three Regency ladies are high.

Moreover, it’d be an added bonus to see them come into their own and learn their individual lessons in self-love, as well.

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About Bridgerton

Bridgerton is an American streaming television period drama series created by Chris Van Dusen and produced by Shonda Rhimes. It is based on Julia Quinn’s novel series of the same name, set in the competitive world of Regency era in London.

The show’s ensemble cast includes Adjoa Andoh, Lorraine Ashbourne, Jonathan Bailey, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Harriet Cains, Regé-Jean Page, Bessie Carter, Nicola Coughlan, Phoebe Dynevor, Ben Miller, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Newton and Julie Andrews among many others.

The series follows the eight close-knit siblings of the Bridgerton family on their journey to find love and happiness in London’s high society. Bridgerton Season 1 mainly focuses on the eldest daughter of the family, Daphne’s involvement with the Duke of Hastings as they enter a fake courtship for self-serving motives.

The upcoming Season 2 will focus on Daphne’s brother, Anthony Brigerton’s love life. Anthony is on his way attempting to marry Edwina Sharma, only to find himself getting attracted to her sister, Kate. Kate is an ambitious, fearless woman who has opposite views than Anthony, which makes him more curious.

The cast includes the newly added love interest, Sex Education’s Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, and Charithra Chandran as Kate’s sister, Edwina.

The sequel is expected to release sometime in 2022.

A spinoff series for Queen Charlotte was also announced by Netflix and is currently in development.