‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ First Video Clip

All readers and viewers of the ton, here is your first look at Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story! Who doesn’t like an escaping “damsel in distress” who knows her own mind?

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Following the release of the first picture of India Amarteifio as the young Queen Charlotte in the upcoming Queen Charlotte Bridgerton prequel series about the romance between Queen Charlotte and King George, comes the release of the first video clip via Netflix!


In the exclusive video release, fans see a young Queen Charlotte (India Amarteifio) attempting to escape from being forced into marriage with a young King George (Corey Mylchreest). Unbeknownst to her, the man she asks “to help a lady in distress” is King George himself. He refuses, saying, “I have absolutely no intention of helping you. I refuse when that lady in distress is trying to go over a wall so she does not have to marry me.”


As with all the Bridgerton romances, this is not an ideal first meeting, but considering Daphne and Simon’s first meeting included the latter thinking that Daphne was trying to force an introduction and Anthony and Kate’s romance immediately hit a wall when Kate overheard Anthony saying that he does not wish to marry for love and that he just wants someone to hit all the right check boxes, it is typical that the first meeting between Queen Charlotte and King George is quite disastrous.


On the bright side, fans at least know that they will have a happy marriage and life together, including fifteen children: George the Fourth, Amelia and thirteen other unnamed children. Unfortunately, we also know that their romance takes a dark turn when King George suffers from sort of mental condition that causes him to confuse past, present and confuse people’s identities.

The plot of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has been revealed to be:

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.’


In addition to Amarteifio and Mylchreest as the young Queen Charlotte and young King George, the cast also includes Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury) and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) who reprise their roles from Bridgerton in this series, and Hugh Sachs as Brimsley. New cast members include Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta, Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury, Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley, Freddie Dennis as Reynolds, Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim as Adolphus, Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor and Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury.


Rhimes serves as writer and showrunner, and she executive produces along with Betsy Beers and Tom Verica, who also directs. The Bridgerton Netflix series and its prequel series are both based on the book series by Julia Quinn, who along with Shonda Rhimes, is writing a book based on the prequel series that will follow it more accurately than the Netflix series has adhered to the original Bridgerton book series.

While a release date has yet to be announced for the upcoming Queen Charlotte prequel series, given that Rhimes stated on her Twitter account that the series is ‘coming soon’, it appears as though we’ll get to watch the series sooner, rather than later! On the other hand, Netflix says that this video clip release is a (very early) first look, so maybe fans shouldn’t get their hopes up too high that the series will come out soon….


Until the series airs, read (or reread!) Julia Quinn’s book series, watch (or rewatch!) the Bridgerton Netflix series and catch up on news about Bridgerton here!