The first sneak peek of the Bridgerton spinoff 'Queen Charlotte' is here and we're already swooning

Ladies and gentlefolk, the Ton is expanding with a 'Bridgerton' spinoff all about Queen Charlotte herself!

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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, listening to that delightfully anachronistic Bridgerton music or counting down the days to when Bridgerton season 3 makes its way to our screens. But thankfully the Netflix gods have answered our prayers and given us a little sneak peek at the new Bridgerton spin-off 'Queen Charlotte: A Bridgeton Story' to appease our Regency-era cravings! Yep, you heard that right, we're getting more Bridgerton and SOON...

Netflix announced in May 2021 that a Bridgerton spinoff was officially in the works and now the cast for the sister series has finally been revealed. We also know that Shonda Rhimes is set to write and executive produce the spinoff and when Shonda's involved, you know it's going to be good TV.

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

What is the 'Bridgerton' spinoff about?

Sorry, Simon Basset fans, it doesn't look like Regé-Jean Page or his sensuous spoon-licking will be featured in Bridgerton season 2 or the Bridgerton spinoff.

Instead, 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 in the original series), and Lady Danbury, portrayed by Adjoa Andoh.

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."

Is there a 'Queen Charlotte' trailer?

While the full trailer has not yet been released, we have just been treated to a juicy teaser—where we see a young Charlotte meet a very dapper, King George for the first time and we sense an enemies-to-lovers storyline to rival 'Kanthony's'...

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In the trailer we see 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. 

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

Bridgerton actresses Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh and Ruth Gemmell will all be reprising their roles in the still-untitled prequel spinoff. 

Along with those familiar faces, you can expect 

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

On Wednesday, March 30, Netflix announced a slew of cast members that will be joining our O.G. Bridgerton trio in the spinoff. 

They include India Amarteifio (seen in Sex Education, which also stars Kate Sharma actress Simone Ashley) as Young Queen Charlotte, Corey Mylchreest as her "handsome, charismatic" future husband King George, Michelle Fairley of Game of Thrones fame as Princess Augusta, and Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury, who is "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."

Actors Sam Clemmett, Richard Cunningham, Tunji Kasim, Rob Maloney, Cyril Nri and Hugh Sachs round out the spinoff's cast so far. So it looks like we'll be getting some more Bridgerton South Asian representation just like in season two.

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Following the announcement of the spin-off cast members, Netflix then shared the first look at India in her role as young Queen Charlotte, on September 24th.

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We also got a little look-see at her soon-to-be husband, King George in the teaser trailer and it's safe to say, we can't wait to see their love story unfold!

When will the 'Bridgerton' spinoff be released?

No official premiere date has been set yet for the Bridgerton spinoff, but according to Netflix social-media accounts, the actors were recently seen at a table read for the series, so things are definitely in motion!

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