A Bridgerton spinoff series is coming to Netflix—who will be in it?

Ladies and gentlefolk, the Bridgerton universe is expanding!

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You know we'll take more Bridgerton any way we can get it, whether it's reading the Bridgerton books in order or listening to that delightfully anachronistic Bridgerton music or counting down the days to when Bridgerton season 2 makes its way to our screens. And thankfully the TV gods answered our prayers because we're getting just that—more Bridgerton.

Netflix announced today that a spinoff series of the Regency-era hit is in the works! Though we still don't have a title yet, we do know that Shonda Rhimes is set to write and executive produce the Bridgerton spinoff, and when Shonda's involved, you know it's going to be good TV.

But what is the Bridgerton spinoff going to be about and, more importantly, which of our favorite Bridgerton cast members will be involved? Let's get into it!

What characters will be in the Bridgerton spinoff?

Sorry, Simon Basset fans, it doesn't look like Regé-Jean Page or his sensuous spoon-licking will be featured in the second season of the O.G. series or the Bridgerton spinoff.

Instead, the spinoff series will focus on the origin story of a young Queen Charlotte, who is played by Golda Rosheuvel in the original show, and unpack her origin story. Along with her majesty herself, fellow members of the English high society will be featured, including younger versions of Violet Bridgerton, mother to Daphne Bridgerton and her seven siblings (played by Ruth Gemmell in the original series), and Lady Danbury, portrayed by Adjoa Andoh in the first season of the Netflix hit.

Netflix announced the spinoff on Twitter, posting: "All Hail The Queen! Thrilled to announce we’re expanding the Bridgerton universe with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte’s origin story — the series will also feature young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury." 

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Bela Bajaria, Netflix head of global TV, released in a statement: "Many viewers had never known the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world, and I'm thrilled this new series will further expand her story and the world of Bridgerton."

Bejaria continued: "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. And 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."

Along with the spinoff news, Netflix also announced that Jess Brownell—who previously worked with Rhimes on Scandal—will serve as the original series' showrunner for Bridgerton seasons 3 and 4, taking over from show creator Chris Van Dusen.

Of the handover, Rhimes said: "As we continue to expand the world of Bridgerton, we now have the opportunity to devote even more of the Shondaland fold to the Bridgerton-verse."

She continued: "We've worked with Jess Brownell for over a decade and have long wanted to find the right project to place in her hands. When it came time to pass the baton, I knew this unique voice was vital to the future of the show."

Fans are obviously excited by the news of the addition to the Bridgerton franchise, with one tweeting a GIF of Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury with the caption: "OMG IM DYING A LIMITED SERIES WITH OUR QUEENS EEEEE."

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Christina Izzo
Christina Izzo

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 

More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York

When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.