Today, Netflix and Shondaland hosted a special conversation ahead of the upcoming launch of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. During the event, Shonda Rhimes revealed the premiere date and a first look at new footage for the highly anticipated six-episode limited series.
A panel discussion with Rhimes along with cast members Golda Rosheuvel, India Amarteifio, Corey Mylchreest, Arsema Thomas, as well as taped appearances with Adjoa Andoh and Ruth Gemmell, included a conversation about what to expect from the series, how it relates to the Bridgerton universe, the themes it delves into for these beloved characters and how the actors drew inspiration for their roles.
Fans were also rewarded with never before seen clips of the series and a surprise reveal of the first teaser.
This Bridgerton sequel tells the story of Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, and how the young royal’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.
Written and executive produced by showrunner Rhimes, the Bridgerton prequel will be directed by Tom Verica who will also serve as executive producer alongside Betsy Beers. In addition to Rosheuvel, Amarteifio, Mylchreest, Thomas, Andoh and Gemmell, the cast includes. Michelle Fairley, Sam Clemmett, Freddie Dennis, Richard Cunningham, Tunji Kasim, Rob Maloney, Cyril Nri, and Hugh Sachs.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story premieres May 4, 2023, on Netflix.