Our favorite monarch, Bridgerton’s Queen Charlotte is getting the royal spinoff she deserves! All hail the queen!
Bridgerton creator Shonda Rhimes will pen the script for the currently untitled Queen Charlotte origin story, which will air as a limited series on Netflix.
“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,” Bela Bajaria from Netflix said in a statement.
“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.”
Queen Charlotte won’t be the only Bridgerton character appearing in the spinoff. It will also feature stories about young Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh.)
Queen Charlotte is played by Golda Rosheuvel, and she was absolutely one of our favorite parts of the show. Back when season one was airing, she talked about the importance of being a Black, queer woman playing a queen on a hit show.
“There’s not a lot of us around [in Hollywood] who are gay, female, Black, and I”m very privileged and blessed to be one of them,” she said. “I’m a small voice in that community, but I think each of us who has a small voice creates something big and something wonderful for the next generation to see themselves and be proud of… I’m’ very proud of who I am.”
She added that she’s excited to see progress made by showrunners like Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey, Ryan Coogler, and Tyler Perry for Black representation. “The journey is not over,” she said, “but it’s definitely going in the right direction.”
Brigerton’s second season is being made by season one showrunner Chris Van Dusen, but for seasons three and four, Jess Brownell will take over as showrunner. Brownell has been working on the first two seasons and has worked on other Shondaland shows like Scandal and the upcoming Inventing Anna about New York scammer Anna Delvay.