'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story': Everything to Know

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will follow the origin stories of Queen Charlotte, Violet Bridgerton, and Lady Danbury


The world of Bridgerton is expanding!

In May 2021, Netflix announced they were creating a spinoff series focused on Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), and they recently shared more details about what's to come.

While the current series follows the Bridgerton family's journey to love, the new series, titled Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, will be all about the royal's origin story, including her youth and love life.

"Many viewers had never known the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world, and I'm thrilled this new series will further expand her story and the world of Bridgerton," Netflix's Head of Global TV, Bela Bajaria, said in a statement when the series was first announced.

Bajaria continued, "Shonda [Rhimes] and her team are thoughtfully building out the Bridgerton universe so they can keep delivering for the fans with the same quality and style they love. And by planning and prepping all the upcoming seasons now, we also hope to keep up a pace that will keep even the most insatiable viewers totally fulfilled."

Additionally, the new series will show the origin stories of Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury, played by Ruth Gemmell and Adjoa Andoh on Bridgerton.

As you patiently wait for the next season of Bridgerton, here's everything you need to know about the anticipated spinoff.

What will Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story be about?

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According to the official logline from Netflix, the series will be "centered on Queen Charlotte's rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the young Queen's marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the world of the Ton inherited by the characters in Bridgerton."

Who will star in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?


Golda Rosheuval (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) will all reprise their roles from Bridgerton in this series.

Additionally, Netflix announced a handful of new cast members on March 30, including India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte, Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta, Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, and Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury. The cast also includes Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley, Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim as Adolphus, Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor, Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury, and Hugh Sachs as Brimsley.

Will Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story be based on Julia Quinn's books?


Seeing as Queen Charlotte doesn't appear in the Bridgerton books, it's likely that most of the spinoff series will stray away from Quinn's novels.

"I haven't read the books and I made a point of not reading the books because the Queen is not in them," Rosheuvel told PEOPLE about preparing for her role on Bridgerton. "My point of call was really about the scripts, the world that we put Queen Charlotte in. This historical person is being put into a new world, so how does she relate? How does she react? How does she live her life within the world of Bridgerton, within the world that Chris Van Dusen and Shondaland have created?"

That being said, Violet Bridgerton's backstory is briefly covered in "Violet in Bloom," which appears in the collection The Bridgertons: Happily Ever, so it's possible that the spinoff could pull from that.

"I have always felt that I could not write a full-length novel about Violet and Edmund Bridgerton, despite countless request[s] from readers," Quinn wrote on her website. "I thought (and still think) it would be too difficult, knowing that he would die so young. But I wanted to show a bit of their courtship, and the episodic nature of Violet in Bloom gave me the perfect opportunity to do this."

Is there a trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?

On Sept. 24, Netflix shared a clip from the new series, which shows Queen Charlotte's first interaction with her to-be-husband King George, and on Feb. 14, the streamer released the official teaser trailer for the series, which gives a look at the drama, intrigue and steamy first moments of young Charlotte's reign and early courtship.

In March, Netflix unveiled the official trailer for the show, which sees Charlotte "cause scandal" as she falls for King George.

When will Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story be released on Netflix?

Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte

In February 2023, Netflix announced that Queen Charlotte will debut on May 4. Meanwhile, Bridgerton season 3 began production in July.

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