Dear gentlest reader, are you ready for more "Bridgerton"? Because the first look at the "Queen Charlotte" spinoff has finally arrived. The second project in the "Bridgerton" universe is all about the origin story of the gossip-obsessed monarch, supremely played by Golda Rosheuvel in the original series. But in the show's first sneak peek, shared by Netflix during its Tudum fan event on Sept. 24, "Sex Education" actor India Ria Amarteifio steps into the royal role of a young Queen Charlotte — and immediately tries to escape her future husband by fleeing over the garden wall.
Netflix first announced plans for a Queen Charlotte spinoff series in May of 2021, and "Bridgerton" fans have been eagerly awaiting it since then. On March 30 of this year, shortly after season two of "Bridgerton" landed on Netflix, we finally got a peek of the cast. Then on Sept. 23, the streamer released the first photo of Amarteifio as Charlotte.
In an Instagram post shared by the "Bridgerton" account, a caption listed Amarteifio, Adjoa Andoh, and Arsema Thomas as the newest "Queen Charlotte" recruits. The caption read, "For her next series, Lady @shondarhimes will chronicle Her Majesty's rise to prominence and esteemed power in a prequel that shall witness @goldarosheuvel reprise her role and @india_amarteifio join the Ton as young Queen Charlotte. Lady Danbury @adjoa.andoh and @arsemathomas as her younger self will also be participating in the social season, alongside none other than Ruth Gemmell as Lady Bridgerton, and Corey Mylchreest as a young King George."
Up until now, details about "Queen Charlotte" have been sparse. However, we do know that "Bridgerton" creator Shonda Rhimes is on board the series as showrunner, writer, and executive producer. Read ahead for everything else we know about "Queen Charlotte" so far.
"Queen Charlotte" Trailer
"Queen Charlotte" Cast
Rosheuvel, Andoh, and Gemmell will all reprise their roles as Queen Charlotte, Lady Agatha Danbury, and Lady Violet Bridgerton, respectively. Additionally, Amarteifio plays young Queen Charlotte, Mylchreest portrays young King George, and Thomas will make her television debut as young Agatha Danbury. Other stars in the cast include Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta; Sam Clemmett as young Brimsley; Freddie Dennis as Reynolds; Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute; Tunji Kasim as Adolphus; Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor; Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury; and "Bridgerton"'s Hugh Sachs reprising his role as the older version of Brimsley.
"Queen Charlotte" Plot
"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,'" the logline reads.