Take a sneak peek at the 'Bridgerton' spinoff, 'Queen Charlotte'

Netflix just teased young Lady Danbury in the new 'Bridgerton' spinoff, and we're as curious as Lady Whistledown

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If you fancy a first look at the Bridgerton spinoff, you've come to the right place, ladies and gentlefolk of the ton. We have all the intel you're craving. 

Netflix is keen on teasing fans of the Regency romance with sneak peeks of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and of course, we're ready to gobble them all up. If you're patiently waiting for the prequel just like Bridgerton season 3—which means not patiently at all—welcome! We're happy to have you.

(Psst: if you're looking to catch up on some reading, here are Julia Quinn's Bridgerton prequels in order. Book club is going to take a turn for the steamy! Oh, an here are the Bridgerton books in order, since there are eight siblings to keep track of.) 

What is the 'Bridgerton' spinoff about?

The Bridgerton siblings won't be the center of attention this go-around. The spinoff will focus on the origin story of our favorite snuff-sniffing Queen Charlotte, who is played by Golda Rosheuvel in the original Netflix series. 

"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," reads the official series description from Netflix. 

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), and Lady Danbury, (Adjoa Andoh).

Netflix announced news of the spinoff on Twitter, stating: "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."

Is there a 'Queen Charlotte' trailer?

Although an official trailer has yet to drop (we're waiting, Netflix), you'll enjoy this delightful enemies-to-lovers teaser that mirrors the story of Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).

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We find a young Charlotte (played by actress India Amarteifio) attempting to scale a garden fence to escape meeting her betrothed, King George through fears that he's a "troll" because no one will tell her anything about him. 

She is then, of course, caught by a very dapper gentleman—who in classic rom-com cliché fashion, turns out to be the very King she was trying to avoid. George does not seem to take too kindly to her trying to escape their meeting and thus begins what seems to be a new tension-filled Bridgerton relationship, which will no doubt leave us swooning. 

Fans of the historical romance were also treated to never-before-seen photos at the start of 2023: a look at Lady Danbury (played by Arsema Thomas) to whet their appetite.

According to the streamer, "Under the thumb of a much older husband, Agatha uses Charlotte’s arrival to find her own way into society. With 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."

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Which 'Bridgerton' cast members will be in the spinoff?

The Bridgerton cast is lengthy, and it can be quite difficult to follow who's who, so allow us to provide the scoop à la Lady Whistledown. In the forthcoming prequel, actresses Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh and Ruth Gemmell will all be reprising their roles in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

Along with those familiar faces, you can expect Michelle Fairley, Corey Mylchreest, Sam Clemmett, Richard Cunningham, Tunji Kasim, Rob Maloney, Cyril Nri and Hugh Sachs to join the fun, according to The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab). It looks like we'll be getting some more Bridgerton South Asian representation, just like season two.

Who will play Queen Charlotte in the 'Bridgerton' spinoff?

India Amarteifio (seen in Sex Education, which also stars Kate Sharma actress Simone Ashley) will play Young Queen Charlotte. Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte in the original Bridgerton series, will reprise her role. Have a look at Amarteifio in the new series below!

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When will the 'Bridgerton' spinoff be released?

Although the Bridgerton spinoff premiere date has yet to be revealed, sources indicate that there have been table readings for the new show! We'll be sure to update you as we learn more!

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

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