Netflix's 'Queen Charlotte' announce its cast for 'Bridgerton' prequel

goss 08/04/2022

Netflix have now announced some of the upcoming cast of their new spinoff 'Bridgerton' series

The series is a prequel, traveling back to Queen Charlotte's younger years and exploring her rise to prominence and esteemed power.

Written by Bridgerton executive producer Shona Rhimes, the series will look into her life as a young woman and explore all of her romances and love affairs before she married King George III.

The Netflix head of global TV Bela Bajaria said:

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

 

The series will welcome new cast members India Amarteifio, who starred in Netflix's Sex Education, as young Queen Charlotte, alongside Arsema Thomas as the young Lady Danbury.

Young King George will be played by Corey Mylchreest and Game of Thrones actress Michelle Fairley will star as his power-hungry mother, the Dowager Princess Augusta.

'Bridgerton’s talented Golda Rosheuval will be reprising her role as the older Queen Charlotte, and Adjoa Andoh and Ruth Gemmell will also reprise their roles as Lady Agatha Danbury and Lady Violet Bridgerton respectfully.

Amarteifio shared a photo on her Instagram with Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte, and it seems like the show is in the pre-production stage.

While Queen Charlotte is based on a real individual, she wasn't included in the novels by Julia Quinns, giving Rhimes the opportunity to take the story wherever she wants. 

What we already know about the real Queen Charlotte's younger years, before marrying King George in 1761 and having 15 children (yes that's right, 15), is that she arrived in England with her two beloved Pomeranians – Phoebe and Mercury.

Portrait of Queen Charlotte

The real Queen Charlotte was an amateur botanist and a passionate admirer of music, especially of German composers like Handel and Mozart. It is also believed that she had African ancestry, giving her the title of Britain's first black royal. 

Her nickname ‘Snuffy Charlotte’ was given to her because of her habit of inhaling ground tobacco, which saw her acquire nearly 100 snuff boxes by the time of her death in 1818.

While there is no release date set for this series yet, Netflix already has seasons 2, 3, and 4 lined up. 

“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.” Netflix's head of global TV said. 

We love the Bridgerton universe that they're creating!