Director Tom Verica announces that filming has wrapped on the Bridgerton prequel series, which will focus on Golda Rosheuvel’s Queen Charlotte. This announcement came via a post on the director’s Twitter.
The Bridgerton prequel series will focus on Rosheuvel’s Queen Charlotte and will feature the return of Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Ruth Gemel as Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton (the mother of the Bridgerton siblings), and James Fleet as King George III. The rest of the ensemble will be filled out by India Amarteifio as the young Queen Charlotte, Michelle Fairley, Corey Mylchreest, Arsema Thoma, and Connie Jenkins-Greig as young Violet.
Along with the limited prequel series will be a book, featuring the life of the fictional Queen Charlotte, penned by Bridgerton book series author, Julia Quinn, and Bridgerton Netflix series showrunner and executive producer, Shonda Rhimes. Unlike the original Bridgerton book series which has differences from the Netflix series, the new Queen Charlotte prequel book will serve as a more direct tie-in to the prequel series, which has yet to have a release date.
With Bridgerton Season 3 still being filmed, it appears as though the prequel series will air on Netflix before fans get to watch the slow burn romance between Colin Bridgerton and Penelope Featherington, which has been teased since the first season of the show. While it is unlikely that we will get any of the Bridgerton children or their romances in this Queen Charlotte series, it is possible that fans may see Edmund Bridgerton (the deceased Viscount and husband to Violet Bridgerton) and their romance, as was penned by author Julia Quinn in Violet in Bloom, the prequel short story featuring Violet Bridgerton that appears in The Bridgertons: Happily Ever After.
What are your hopes for the Queen Charlotte series? It is possible that fans will get racial change and acceptance within the series, seeing as Lady Danbury teased the acceptance of British people of colour was due to King George falling in love with Queen Charlotte in the first season of Bridgerton. Hopefully the series will end on a happy note, seeing as in the current time Bridgerton series, King George has dementia and does not often remember what is currently happening in the world.
Until we get more news about the upcoming prequel series – including its name! – click here to read more about the upcoming Bridgerton Season 3 and stay tuned for more news about the acclaimed Netflix series!