If you did not have enough with the Netflix series we all watched, let us tell you, it is time to rejoice. Netflix has announced that a Bridgerton spinoff is planned and Shonda Rhimes is the one writing it, "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 Bejaria said in a statement. "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."
Watched by 82 million households, Bridgerton has become a total success when we talk about the Netflix series. The first story released, which is the first season, followed the story of the Duke of Hastings and Daphne Bridgerton in their pursuit of love. Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, “Bridgerton” the stories follow the aristocratic life of London high society unveiling a “seductive, sumptuous world replete with intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, where no one is truly ever on steady ground,” per Netflix. The series is currently filming season 2, which will follow Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) on his search for his happily ever after with love interest Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley).
"All Hail The Queen! Thrilled to announce we're expanding the Bridgerton universe with a limited series that will tell Queen Charlotte's origin story — the series will also feature young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury," read a tweet from the Netflix Bridgerton account. It also has been confirmed that the spinoff series will follow young Violet Bridgerton ( Ruth Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh)
Golda Rosheuvel was the actress who portrayed Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and is yet to be revealed if she will appear portraying the monarch again or it will just be about her younger days. She was married to King George III, also known as the Mad King George, and ruled for nearly six decades. Charlotte died in 1818 at the age of 74. Despite her cast was commented more than necessary, the decision to give the role to Golda was because historians believe the real-life queen was of African descent.
"Many historians believe she had some African background. It's a highly debated point and we can't DNA test her so I don't think there'll ever be a definitive answer," Bridgerton author Julia Quinn said in an interview with The Times, "It was very much a conscious choice, not a blind choice," Quinn added. In the end, it does not matter the real-life of Queen Charlotte since we love so much the character and the show.