Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has just landed on Netflix
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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has just landed on Netflix and fans can expect a romantic whirlwind of events with this Bridgerton spin-off.
The series follows the journey of a young Queen Charlotte's marriage to King George, which 'sparked both a great love story and a societal shift'.
Take a look at the trailer below:
Popular Bridgerton character Golda Rosheuvel will reprise her role as Queen Charlotte, while The Evermoor Chronicles star India Amarteifio will star as young Charlotte.
Corey Mylchreest will play the character of King George.
“Gosh, it was one of those whirlwind kind of ‘pinch me’ moments,” reflects Rosheuvel.
“You know, when you hear Shonda Rhimes saying the words ‘Oh, we’re going to create a spin-off and you know, a prequel of your character’, it’s like: ‘OK, that’s great. That’s really great!’
“And it’s humbling. And you always want your work to be appreciated, when it goes out there, but for Shonda Rhimes and Netflix to really invest in this character and want to kind of explore a deeper dive into her and her history, and I think it was really clever to keep it in the world of Bridgerton, which was really great.”
Showrunner, series creator and executive producer Rhimes, said: “I’m really excited for fans to see Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, as we’re calling it, because it is part of the Bridgerton universe, but also because it’s a completely new world.
“We’re going back in time to a very different era of costumes, customs, the way things were done.
“And we’re going back to the beginning of how the society that we know of in Bridgerton started.”
With regards to exploring themes of race, royalty and class in the storyline, the producer added: “You can’t write those characters or be in that world without really exploring race and class.
“And there are some moments that I found vital to really showing the difference between the life Queen Charlotte was used to and the life Queen Charlotte has now. And how she comes to realise that.
“She comes from a place that was already well formed and integrated, but here in England she’s an outsider, she’s new.”
A synopsis for the series reads: “Centred 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.”
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is available to watch on Netflix now.