What to Know About Netflix’s ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’

Are you prepared for the Queen’s return? Here’s everything you need to know before Queen Charlotte drops on Netflix.

Famed for her extravagant parties, high-rise wigs and matchmaking skills, Queen Charlotte is a force to be reckoned with. As we await the world premiere of the prequel spin-off ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’, let’s uncover the tales behind Queen Charlotte and her own courtship with King George.

With the ever-growing success behind Netflix’s Bridgerton, brought by Shonda Rimes, it’s living proof that there are no signs of slowing down as it continues to be the biggest series ever on the streaming platform. Based on Julia Quinn’s novels, the Regency-era period drama charmed the hearts of many fans for its slow-burn romance, diverse casting and exploration of the noble Bridgerton family, one sibling at a time.

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However, if you have been keeping up with the Bridgerton series. One character stood out from the rest, and for good reasons – you guessed it, Queen Charlotte.

 

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All the details to know about Netflix Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Although the spin-off series is not a part of Julia Quinn’s novels, the upcoming limited series is created and written by the one and only Shonda Rhimes. Originally played by Golda Rosheuvel, the beloved royal is about to share the limelight in her prequel series.

What is the plot about for Queen Charlotte?

The prequel focuses on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power. Furthermore, the series will grasp the viewer’s attention as we look closely at the young Queen’s marriage to King George. As a classic arranged marriage-to-lovers trope, we will see the Queen embark on a life-changing experience into love, marriage and a societal shift. This will eventually lead to a more significant change in the Bridgerton world we currently see today.

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Who is in the cast of Queen Charlotte?

Newcomer India Amarteifio takes the leading role as young Queen Charlotte, while Corey Mylchreest plays the young King George. Eventually, we will see Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte) and Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) reprise their respective roles in this series too. Another notable actress to watch is Arsema Thomas, who plays young Lady Agatha Danbury.

How many episodes will Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story have?

Netflix announced that the prequel will be a limited series with only eight episodes.

When is the release date for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?

Mark your calendars – the prequel spin-off will be on Netflix on May 4, 2023.

Is there a book based on Queen Charlotte?

At the moment, there isn’t a book based on the iconic Queen Charlotte, but Julia Quinn and executive producer Shonda Rhimes will be releasing the book ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ on 9 May 2023, just five days after the Netflix release of the drama series.

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Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.