Here's Everything We Know About the 'Bridgerton' Queen Charlotte Spinoff
The Shonda Rhimes series will focus on Queen Charlotte and look into her life as a young woman before she married King George III
In case you haven't heard, the Ton are abuzz with the latest news of a Bridgerton spinoff! It will be featuring Queen Charlotte before we came to know her in the show: married to King George III, overseeing the goings-on of society, and whatnot.
“All Hail The Queen!,” Netflix said in a tweet. “Thrilled to announce we’re expanding the Bridgerton universe with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte’s origin story—the series will also feature young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury.”
All Hail The Queen!— Netflix (@netflix) May 14, 2021
Thrilled to announce we’re expanding the Bridgerton universe with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte’s origin story — the series will also feature young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury pic.twitter.com/nshBfETMdN
To this, Netflix Head of Global TV, Bela Bajaria shared: “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. Shonda 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.”
Here's the latest we've heard from the Ton about the Queen Charlotte spinoff.
The show is so much more than just young Charlotte.
According to reports by Deadline, the show will also details about the lives of Violet Bridgerton (Violet Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Adjoah Andoh). As for the casting of the roles of young Charlotte, young Violet, and young Lady Danbury, details have not yet been released.
Queen Charlotte’s back story might be a lot more familiar.
After all, Charlotte was a real monarch, though she wasn't in the original Julia Quinn books. Her character was introduced in the Netflix series and this gives Rhimes the power to take the story wherever she wants. The talk of the town is that she will be focusing on her love interests and pursuits, as well as other matters and activities she took part in before she married King George III. Another possible facet of the story may be themes of race with regards to how it relates to the monarch's story (which would be interesting, as several historians confirm that Queen Charlotte was biracial in reality.)
Rhimes will be playing a huge part in the show.
It has been shared that Rhimes will be handling the writing for this show and executive produce alongside Betsy Beers and Tom Verica. She's quite busy with several ongoing projects so it's pretty exciting that she's more active behind the production and storytelling of this one.
Fans may have to wait quite a bit for this one to arrive on Netflix.
Unfortunately, there is no release date set for this series just yet. Depending on how Netflix wants to roll things out, this series could come at any point (during or after Bridgerton's season 2, 3, or 4) but, by the looks of it, they might take time and draw things out slowly to keep fans hanging on (and very eagerly so!)
Excited for this? Watch this space for more updates as we hear them in the future!
All photos courtesy of Netflix