For everyone who’s been experiencing a “Bridgerton”-sized void in their lives since the second season ended last March, there’s a lot to look forward to with the franchise releasing new installments. In addition to seasons 3 and 4, which the streamer has already ordered, Netflix’s latest addition to the “Bridgerton” franchise is a prequel series centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power. The show is already shaping up to be an exciting expansion of the “Bridgerton” universe, as evidenced by a first video shared by Netflix. Now, while the clip may not contain the usual ripping of a bodice in the middle of a rain-soaked field, there is a charming and romantic encounter between Queen Charlotte and King George when he finds her trying to dangerously escape an arranged marriage situation. .
Here’s everything we know about the show, including its cast, release date, trailer, and more!
What is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story about?
“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” explores the Queen’s engagement to King George. The official story synopsis reads:
“Centering on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this prequel in Bridgerton’s verse tells the story of how the young queen’s marriage to King George sparked a great love story and societal change, creating the world the Ton inherited. for the characters in Bridgerton.”
The series will serve as Queen Charlotte’s origin story. Played by Golda Rosheuvel in the “Bridgerton” universe, the character was loved and adored by fans for her opulent style and for being the Ton’s most influential figure – and about whom we know very little. The prequel will change that, allowing fans to witness Ton’s first real romance firsthand.
Meet the Cast of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
“Bridgerton” stars Golda Rosheuval (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) and Ruth Gemmell (Violet Bridgerton) will reprise their roles in the new spin-off. Younger versions of their characters include actress India Amarteifio (“Line of Duty”) as young Charlotte and Corey Mylchreest (“The Sandman”) as young King George.
Arsema Thomas will play the young Agatha Danbury, Cyril Nri will be Lord Danbury, and Connie Jenkins-Greig will take on the role of the young Lady Violet, whom we will learn about before she becomes a Bridgerton. Michelle Fairley plays Princess Augusta, Sam Clemmett will play young Brimsley (who grows up to be the Queen’s right-hand man), Richard Cunningham will play Lord Bute, and Tunji Kasim will play Adolphus. Other cast members include Keir Charles and Katie Brayben, who will star as Lord Ledger and Vivian Ledger, Lady Violet’s parents.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story trailer and release date
There’s still no trailer for “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” – but Netflix has released a teaser that brings the soon-to-be queen and king together for an amazing encounter. King George discovers the feisty, rebellious young Lady Charlotte as she prepares to jump over a wall to escape her marriage to the King… who she describes as a possible “troll” as she knows nothing about him. She unknowingly tries to enlist her suitor – the King himself to help her escape her harrowing circumstances when it is revealed that she had been talking to the King the whole time. And there’s nothing for her to worry about, because he’s anything but a troll.
The chemistry between Amarteifio and Mylchreest is fantastic – and although the clip is short, it sets up the series amazingly and makes it well worth the wait. There can never be too many period romances, and this one is perfectly resonant in how “Bridgerton” perfectly embodies the elements of Austen: strange but endearing encounters, a sense of realism, characters who represent what they believe in, and, of course, romance. Then there’s the “Gossip Girl” aspect of it… which we can expect to see when the show… or shall we say, the trailer arrives. The clip is a wonderful example of the romance, longing, angst and tension that awaits when the show hits Netflix on May 4th.
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