If Netflix knows one thing, it’s how to tell a story that leaves viewers wanting more. Since the announcement of the Bridgerton prequel about Queen Charlotte, fans have been waiting for more information about the show.
Finally, the time has come to gain some additional knowledge. The most important question, however, remains: when will the Bridgerton Queen Charlotte prequel show be released?
Queen Charlotte Bridgerton Premiere Date
The series’ release date has yet to be announced by Netflix or Shonda Rhimes. Season two of Bridgerton began filming in May 2021 and finished in November, before premiering on March 25, 2022. So, if the schedule for the spinoff is similar, we can probably expect the series to premiere in late winter or early spring of 2023 (though this is only an estimate).
Queen Charlotte Bridgerton Cast
As previously stated, India Amarteifio will play a Young Queen Charlotte in the series. You might recognize her from Sex Education, Doctor Who, or The Tunnel. Actor Corey Mylchreest joins her as a Young King George. Golda Rosheuval, Adjoa Andoh, and Ruth Gemmell from Bridgerton will reprise their roles in the prequel series.
We’ve included the entire main cast list below:
- Young Queen Charlotte is played by India Amarteifio.
- Queen Charlotte is played by Golda Rosheuval.
- Princess Augusta is played by Michelle Fairley.
- Young King George is played by Corey Mylchreest.
- Arsema Thomas in the role of Young Agatha Danbury
- Lady Danbury is played by Adjoa Andoh.
- Lady Violet Bridgerton is played by Ruth Gemmell.
- Young Brimsley is played by Sam Clemmett.
- Lord Bute is played by Richard Cunningham.
- Tunji Kasim stars as Adolphus.
- The Royal Doctor is played by Rob Maloney.
- Lord Danbury is played by Cyril Nri.
- Brimsley is played by Hugh Sachs.
On June 8, Netflix announced the addition of two new recurring characters, Vivian Ledger and Lord Ledger. Vivian Ledger will be played by Katie Brayben, and Lord Ledger will be played by Keir Charles.
On July 7, 2022, Netflix announced that Connie Jenkins-Greig will play Young Violet Ledger, the daughter of Vivian and Lord Ledger. Violet is described as a “sweet and inquisitive adolescent who hasn’t yet entered the marriage market… or famously become a Bridgerton.” So it appears that we now know who will play Young Violet Bridgerton.
Queen Charlotte Bridgerton Plot
Because Queen Charlotte’s character was inspired by the real Queen Charlotte, both the book and the show will most likely follow true historical events. According to Deadline, the plot of the book suggests that the show could also follow “how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift, creating the Ton world inherited by the characters in Bridgerton.”
Character descriptions for the show also allude to social change. Charlotte married George III after moving from Germany, speaking very little English, and generally unfamiliar with the ways of the British court. This pits her against George’s mother, Dowager Princess Augusta, but fans will have to wait and see how that plays out onscreen.
Where is Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Being Made?
According to multiple sources, production on the limited series was supposed to begin in January 2022. Production Weekly later reported that production began on February 6th and that it will be completed by May 2022.
It will take place in London, with the production hoping to use Shepperton Studios, which expanded its relationship with Netflix in November. Filming is also taking place at Ditton Manor in Royal Berkshire, according to PW. Jewels are the working title for the show.
On March 28th, the series director, Tom Verica, posted on Instagram that filming had begun, saying:
“New chapter. Day 1 filming. Never gets old. #DirectorsPOV Wait til you see what we’ve got in store!”
That’s a wrap. This production, this cast, this crew…just wait. pic.twitter.com/VnkWJFgSz0
— Tom Verica (@tomverica) August 30, 2022
Queen Charlotte Bridgerton Trailer
There is no set release date for this series yet, but the streamer shared a sneak peek of a scene from the upcoming show during its annual fan event. Check out the video below.
Who is Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton?
Is Queen Charlotte in the Bridgerton books?
The character, who does not appear in Quinn’s original novels, will also be the focus of a Netflix prequel series.