We have our first look at India Amarteifio as a young Queen Charlotte in the Bridgerton prequel series.
Netflix and Shondaland have revealed a first look image for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Serving as a prequel to Bridgerton, the limited series focuses on Queen Charlotte's rise to prominence and power with India Amarteifio playing a younger version of the ruler. The show's title and first look photo were released ahead of Netflix's TUDUM fan event on Saturday which will reveal more information about the series.
Shonda Rhimes created Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and serves as executive producer with director Tom Verica and Betsy Beers. The spinoff's cast includes Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) reprising their roles from the original Bridgerton. As noted, Amarteifio (Line of Duty) plays Young Queen Charlotte, and you can see the first look at her in character above.
Other cast members include Michelle Fairley (Gangs of London) as Princess Augusta, Corey Mylchreest (The Sandman) as Young King George, Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury, Sam Clemmett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – West End and Broadway, The War Below) as Young Brimsley, Freddie Dennis (The Nevers) as Reynolds, Richard Cunningham (The Witcher) as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim (Nancy Drew) as Adolphus, Rob Maloney (Casualty) as the Royal Doctor, Cyril Nri (Cucumber) as Lord Danbury, and Hugh Sachs (Bridgerton seasons 1 & 2) as Brimsley (older).
The logline for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is as follows:
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.
"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," Netflix's Bela Bajaria said in a statement when the spinoff was announced, teasing more spinoffs to come. "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."
More about Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story and other Netflix projects will be revealed at TUDUM, a global fan event held on Saturday, Sept. 24. The day includes the unveiling of exclusive news, new footage, trailers, and interviews with carious cast and creators of different movies and shows at Netflix.
TUDUM will be accessible across Netflix YouTube channels in different languages. You can also find out more about the event at TUDUM.com.
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