Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story - cast and plot for Netflix spin-off
Golda Rosheuvel will reprise her role in the new Netflix series
Bridgerton fans have an exciting spin-off show to enjoy as Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story finally arrives on Netflix.
Set in the Bridgerton universe, Queen Charlotte is a backstory series for the royal played by Golda Rosheuvel in the primary show and tells the story of her earlier life and rise to power.
Here, the younger Queen is played by India Amateifio and throughout six episodes, audiences follower her back in time 50 years to see the story of her first love.
Here's everything you need to know about the Regency-era prequel.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story release date
The new six-part series is available to stream on Netflix now. The episode titles are:
Episode 1: Queen to Be
Episode 2: Honeymoon Bliss
Episode 3: Even Days
Episode 4: Holding the King
Episode 5: Gardens in Bloom
Episode 6: Crown Jewel
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story reviews
Critics have let loose on what they really think about Bridgerton’s new spin-off series. The good news? They’re pleased, with our own write-up calling it the “diamond of the season.”
Don’t take our word for it though. Here’s what others are saying about Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
Yahoo Entertainment: Netflix prequel is the diamond of the season (4 min read)
Entertainment Weekly: A Bridgerton prequel that earns its pedigree (4-min read)
The Telegraph: Unexpectedly emotional spin-off will leave you weeping (2-min read)
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story cast
Keen Bridgerton fans will be happy to see some familiar faces in the cast.
Of course, Queen Charlotte is the main character - so Rosheuvel, who plays her in the original series, will reprise her role.
However, the main starring role goes to Amarteifio, who plays a younger Queen Charlotte in the prequel series.
Adjoa Andoh also brings her Lady Danbury character to the spin-off, and will be joined by Bridgerton co-stars Ruth Gemmell as Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton, and Hugh Sachs as the Queen's secretary Brimsley.
Other cast includes Arsema Thomas, Connie Jenkins-Greig and Sam Clemmett as younger versions of Andoh, Gemmell and Sachs' characters.
Corey Mylchreest joins the cast as a young King George III.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story plot
Netflix says the series "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."
The series is set to take in some familiar settings from Bridgerton, including scenes at Grade I listed building Syon House which was first glimpsed in season two during a glamorous ball sequence.
Salisbury's Wilton House can also be seen featured in Queen Charlotte. The home of the Earls of Pembroke's seats for over 400 years, this illustrious venue was used as the home of the monarch in both series, with its exteriors used to film scenes detailing how King George III and Queen Charlotte first meet.
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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story trailer
A full, official trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story was released in mid-March, providing us a sizeable look at this new show. Watch it below:
Previously, fans had been treated to a first look at the series as part of Netflix's Tudum fan event last September.
A further teaser trailer for the series was released on Valentine's Day this year. Watch it below.
When is Bridgerton season 3 coming?
Bridgerton has been renewed for a third and fourth season, with Luke Newton's character Colin Bridgerton set to take centre stage in season three which will be based on Julia Quinn's book Romancing Mister Bridgerton.
Production began in July 2022, but as yet no release date for the new series has been confirmed.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is out on Netflix now.