Bridgerton you are getting a derived series in the form of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story that will delve into the character we’ve come to know and love on the main show. Here’s a deep dive into everything currently known about Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story series coming to Netflix in May 2023.
The new spin-off will serve as a limited series (meaning it’s only designed to be a single season) for the main one. Bridgerton series, which has been a huge success for Netflix. As of September 2021, the series remains one of the most-watched Netflix Original shows (from announced statistics). The mothership show for this new spin-off has been renewed through season 4.
As a prequel, the show will turn back the clock and show us how Queen Charlotte became the iconic character of the mothership series.
Next to the initial announcement of the spin-off, Netflix’s Bela Bajaria (head of global television) had the following to say about the new spin-off:
“Many viewers have never heard of the story of Queen Charlotte before. Bridgerton brought her into the world, and I’m delighted that this new series further expands her story and the world of Bridgerton,”
beyond alone queen charlottefurther Bridgerton projects are also under development thanks to a extended agreement with Netflix. Beyond the main series and this new spin-off, virtual reality experiences, a video game, and other in-person events have been featured.
Before we dive into our preview, let’s start with the main trailer for the new series that will give you an idea of what’s in store.
Now let’s dive into the details of what to expect and, perhaps most importantly, when Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story premieres on Netflix.
When Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Will it premiere on Netflix?
what’s on netflix revealed for the first time that Netflix is currently looking for a May 4, 2023 release date queen charlotte: a bridgerton story which has since been confirmed when all the episodes land on the service.
Who’s behind Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on netflix?
shonda rhymes will serve as the lead writer on the show. This marks the first time Shonda has been directly involved in writing, as she only served as an executive producer on the main series.
betsy beers and tom verica serve as producers on the new spin-off. They have partnered with Rhimes on projects in the past, including Bridgerton, and non-Netflix projects, including Grey’s Anatomy and How to get away from murder.
lin paolo will serve as costume designer on the limited series spin-off. His work has won two Primetime Emmy Awards in the past and can be seen in productions such as Scandal, the west wing, Little fires everywhere, and more recently, on Netflix inventing ana series (also produced by Shonda Rhimes).
Notably, Red Ribbon Productions Limited for Netflix is listed in numerous places as the production company along with Shondaland.
what to expect from Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
We have two official loglines for the new series.
Before the start of production, here is the tagline for the new spin-off series:
“A limited prequel series based on the origins of Queen Charlotte, which will focus on the rise and love life of a young Charlotte. The spin-off will also tell the stories of young Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.»
The Netflix Media Center offers the following synopsis of the new series:
“Focusing on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this prequel to Bridgerton’s verse tells the story of how the young queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love affair and social change, creating the world of Ton inherited by the characters of Bridgerton.”
the book series Bridgerton it is based on the true story, so we can take some hints about what to expect. As NuttyHistory excellently compiled in their video below, Queen Charlotte was a character «who was stranger than fiction» in real life.
In particular, they are covered in the following video:
- Charlotte got married 6 hours after meeting the king after living in Germany as a princess.
- How Charlotte was one of the first people to recognize the talent of the young Mozart: could we see this discovery in the prequel?
- Its ancestral history since it has been quite a contentious topic since the launch of the program. You can find numerous stories that ask the question about if queen charlotte was the first monarch colored in the UK.
There’s also this excellent news report from WCNC, based in Charlotte, North Carolina (a state named after the monarch), which dives into the history of the historical figure.
How many episodes will there be in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
Eight episodes will make up the miniseries.
These are the currently known episode titles:
- Episode 101 – Future Queen (Written by Shonda Rhimes and directed by Tom Verica)
who will star Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on netflix?
You’ll see some new and returning faces to Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
First let’s dig into the returning faces from the main series:
- Golda Rosheuvel like queen charlotte
- Adjoa Andoh as Lady Agatha Danbury
- ruth twin as Lady Violet Bridgerton
Here is who will debut in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story:
- India Ria Amarteo as young queen charlotte
- katie brayben as Vivian Ledger
- keir charles as Lord Ledger
- sam clemmett as brimsley
- Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute
- michelle fairley like princess augusta
- Tunji Kasim like Adolfo
- Rob Maloney as royal doctor
- corey mylchreest like king george
- Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury
- hugh sachs as brimsley
- Thomas Thomas as Lady Danbury
- Connie Jenkins-Greig as Young Violet Ledger
Where is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story in production?
Thanks to numerous sources, production on the limited series was originally set to begin in January 2022. ProductionWeekly later reported that production began on February 6 and confirms that it will end in May 2022.
Taking place in London, the production hopes to take advantage of Shepperton Studios, which expanded their relationship with Netflix last November. PW also notes that filming takes place at Ditton Manor in Royal Berkshire. The show has a working title of Jewelry.
On March 28, Tom Verica, the series’ director, posted on Instagram that filming had begun, saying:
«New chapter. Day 1 of shooting. Never goes out of style. #DirectorsPOV Wait till you see what we have in store!»
On August 30, filming for the series wrapped up, which is exactly as originally scheduled:
That is a wrapper. This production, this cast, this crew…just wait. pic.twitter.com/VnkWJFgSz0
—Tom Verica (@tomverica) August 30, 2022
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Note: This article was first published in September 2021 and has been updated to reflect new information. It was last updated in March 2023.