TV: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Netflix has offered a sneak peek at the upcoming series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, based on a novel co-written by Shonda Rhimes and Julia Quinn, author of the historical-romance books adapted into the hit Bridgerton TV series. IndieWire reported that the prequel "focuses on the rise of the titular royal, played by India Amarteifio. Actress Golda Rosheuvel portrays the queen in Bridgerton."

The new sneak peek at Queen Charlotte introduces Arsema Thomas as a young Lady Danbury. Adjoa Andoh plays Danbury in Bridgerton. Cyril Nri is set to play then-Lord Danbury opposite Thomas. Michelle Fairley, Richard Cunningham, Connie Jenkens-Grieg, Sam Clemmett, Corey Mylchreest, Kate Brayben, and Keir Charles round out the cast.

The official logline for the eight-episode prequel series reads: "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."

 "Queen Charlotte has been such a moving character to write and now having the opportunity to work with Julia to adapt this story into a book is such an exciting opportunity," said Rhimes, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Betsy Beers and Tom Verica. "I can't wait for fans of this universe to read the story of a character that has resonated so deeply with our audience."

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