The show will focus on Queen Charlotte’s ascent to power and notoriety.
According to Variety, the streaming service Netflix has unveiled the first official trailer for their upcoming Bridgerton prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
Golda Rosheuvel‘s Queen Charlotte from the Bridgerton trilogy will have her early life chronicled in a new limited series. New chronology Queen Charlotte will be played by Line of Duty’s India Amarteifio. It’s also been reported that the youthful lives of Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Arsema Thomas) would be included in the new program.
‘Bridgerton’ Prequel ‘Queen Charlotte’ Gets First Look
The synopsis reads, “In this prequel set in the world of Bridgerton, we learn how the young Queen Charlotte’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.” The story centers on Charlotte’s rise to power and prominence.
Netflix also released a clip of Amarteifio chatting with Rosheuvel and Andoh about the show.
Rosheuvel says of his partnership with Amarteifio, “We have this great type of tag team where we high-five each other.” A fantastic metaphor for the relationship between the elder and younger generations is the passing of the baton. That is very awesome. Yes, that’s exactly what I’m looking for.
In response, Andoh says, “Can I just say as a complement to you both, there is something so special and amazing about your whiplash-fast, passionate, hilarious, incisive Queen Charlotte.” Absolutely, India has taken all of it and ran with it. I see Golda when I go to India, and I love how Charlotte has matured from a small girl into a strong woman.
Michelle Fairley plays Princess Augusta, Corey Mylchreest is Young King George, Sam Clemmett is Young Brimsley (Hughes Sachs plays adult Brimsley), Richard Cunningham is Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim is Adolphus, Rob Maloney is the Royal Doctor, and Cyril Nri is Lord Danbury in the prequel.
Shonda Rhimes is in charge of the program as creator, EP, and writer. Betsy Beers is also an executive producer, in addition to Tom Verica, who directs and produces.