Fans of Bridgerton are getting a royal treat while they wait for the third season, which will focus on Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a spinoff of Bridgerton, came out today on Netflix. The prequel series is about a young Charlotte as she gets ready to marry King George III and becomes the sassy, gossip-obsessed, over-the-top queen that Bridgerton fans know and love.
Since season 2 of Bridgerton started in March 2022 and this spinoff series is happening, you might be wondering what’s next for the Bridgerton universe. Like, will there be another season of Queen Charlotte? Are there plans for more spinoffs? Read on to find out what we already know.
Will There Be Queen Charlotte Season 2?
Even though Netflix hasn’t given the show a green light for a second season, the show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, isn’t totally against the idea. In fact, Rhimes joked at the start of the show that she was so happy with it that she would be happy to quit right now.
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Meet the Cast of Queen Charlotte
The characters in Queen Charlotte live in the same time period as in Bridgerton, but they also live in the past. This means that Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh, Ruth Gemmell, and Hugh Sachs play Queen Charlotte, Lady Danbury, Violet Bridgerton, and the queen’s secretary Brimsley in the main series, all play the same parts in the prequel.
India Amarteifio, Arsema Thomas, Connie Jenkins-Greig, and Sam Clemmett, in order, to play the younger versions of the characters. Corey Mylchreest will play the young King George III, and Michelle Fairley will play Princess Augusta.
Will There Be More Stories Based on Bridgerton?
Still, it seems likely that there will be more Bridgerton spinoffs. Look at what the show is called: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. It’s easy to imagine that there will be more Bridgerton Stories.
Also, when Queen Charlotte was announced, Netflix’s chief content officer Bela Bajaria said in a press release, “Shonda Rhimes and her team are carefully building out the Bridgerton universe to keep giving fans the same quality and style they love.” And by planning and preparing for the upcoming seasons now, we hope to keep up a pace that will satisfy even the most hungry viewers completely.”
Notice that? Putting. Up. The universe of Bridgerton. And remember that the show’s producer, Shonda Rhimes, is the same person who gave us Grey’s Anatomy for 19 seasons (and counting) and Private Practice for six seasons. She doesn’t shy away from a series that will last long.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is now streaming only on Netflix:
The most anticipated event of the season has arrived. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is now streaming only on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/ReormTp3HH
— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) May 4, 2023
How Can We Learn More About Queen Charlotte?
Aside from the fact that there was a real Queen Charlotte, who you can read about in books or learn more about on Wikipedia, there is also a book about Queen Charlotte that has something to do with the new show.
Rhimes and Julia Quinn, who wrote Bridgerton, wrote a book together about the new spinoff that comes out on May 9. Convenient!
“Queen Charlotte has been such a moving character to write and now having the opportunity to work with Julia to adapt this story into a book is such an exciting opportunity,” Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter when the news came out. “I can’t wait for fans of this universe to read the story of a character that has resonated so deeply with our audience.”
Besides that, there are also eight Bridgerton novels. (Queen Charlotte is not a character in these books, by the way.) That should keep you busy until we finally discover when season 3 will come out.