Netflix has released both a trailer and a release date for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
The six-part limited series will be released on Netflix on May 4th.
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, according to the official synopsis.
Netflix released the steamy trailer on February 14th, and the expected release date of May 4th.
In the trailer, you hear a voice saying, “Your marriage is the business of this country. It must not go wrong,” along with shots of Queen Charlotte and King George kissing and dancing.
It ends with Queen Charlotte saying, “This is my home. I am The Queen.”
The show, which follows, Queen Charlotte, Lady Danbury, and Lady Violet’s “origin story,” will also have a timeline that takes place in the current “Bridgerton” time period.
In a recent Virtual event for the show, Shonda Rhimes said, “I’m really excited that we get to tell the stories in two timelines. I feel like that makes it feel a little special. And you get to see how the stories from the past, reflect or educate you on the stories from the future. So our storylines really have something to do with they’re connected to the past storylines and they bring it forward. For all of the characters. I think you get to see the growth and who they become, which is really nice.”
The show will feature the beginning of King George’s relationship with Queen Charlotte when they enter into an arranged marriage. A teaser clip featuring Charlotte and her brother arguing shows that her brother betrothed her to King George, against her wishes.
On their way to meet the King, her brother tells Charlotte, “I know that no one who looks like you or me has ever married one of the people ever, but I cannot question because I cannot make an enemy of the most powerful nation on earth. It is done. So shut up. Do your duty to our country and be happy. I am sorry. But there are worse fates than to marry the King of England.”
Who Is In Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) reprise their roles from Bridgerton in this series.
India Amarteifio plays Young Queen Charlotte. Betrothed to the mysterious King of England against her will, Charlotte arrives in London only to realize she was not exactly what the royals were expecting. As she learns to navigate the palace, the ‘ton, and her unpredictable husband, she grows into one of Europe’s most unforgettable monarchs.
Michelle Fairley plays Princess Augusta. Determined to maintain her family’s power, the Dowager Princess does what it takes to secure her son’s place as monarch amidst a changing, modernizing Britain.
Corey Mylchreest plays Young King George. Handsome, charismatic, and a bit of a mystery, George has always bowed to the restraints placed on him as the Crown. Until now. Having to share his space and bed, with his new wife forces George to face his hidden demons head-on.
Arsema Thomas plays Young Agatha Danbury. Under the thumb of a much older husband, Agatha uses Charlotte’s arrival to find her own way into society. With the keen knowledge of the once-divided social scene and the intricacies of marriage, Agatha becomes a guiding light for the new Queen, all while finding her own voice and power we’ll soon recognize as Bridgerton’s iconic Lady Danbury.
First Look at Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story released a first-look trailer at Netflix’s TUDUM event. In the trailer, the scene is familiar- a gorgeous garden with stunning people wearing beautiful clothes. The banter is witty, and Queen Charlotte and King George play off each other well.
The first look shows the first meeting of Charlotte and George- which takes place as Charlotte attempts to climb over the garden wall to escape her arranged marriage. George finds her, and when she does not recognize him, she asks him to help escape. He obviously refuses.
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Who is Writing and Producing Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story?
The superstar herself, Shonda Rhimes, is the writer and showrunner. While Rhimes has many projects that she oversees, she does not write them all herself.
Betsy Beers is the executive producer, and Tom Verica is the director.
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