Big news for Bridgerton fans coming from Netflix and Shondaland as they officially announced the cast of the untitled Bridgerton spinoff, a limited series based on the origins of the historical figure Queen Charlotte. The streaming series will center on the rise to power and personal life of a young Queen Charlotte, with an additional focus on Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury. Shonda Rhimes helms the yet-to-be-named limited series as Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer with Tom Vercia, serving as Director/ Executive Producer, as well as Executive Producer Betsy Beers.
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.
Netflix has generously shared photos from the first table read feature the cast of the untitled Bridgerton spin-off which includes India Amarteifio (Line of Duty) as Young Queen Charlotte. Betrothed to the mysterious King of England against her will, Charlotte arrives in London only to realize she was not exactly what the royals were expecting. As she learns to navigate the palace, the 'ton, and her unpredictable husband, she grows into one of Europe's most unforgettable monarchs.
Michelle Fairley (Gangs of London) plays Princess Augusta: Determined to maintain her family's power, the Dowager Princess does what it takes to secure her son's place as monarch amidst a changing, modernizing Britain.
Corey Mylchreest (Sandman) plays Young King George: Handsome, charismatic, and a bit of a mystery, George has always bowed to the restraints placed on him as the Crown. Until now. Having to share his space, and bed, with his new wife forces George to face his hidden demons head-on.
Arsema Thomas (television debut) plays Young Agatha Danbury: Under the thumb of a much older husband, Agatha uses Charlotte's arrival to find her own way into society. With keen knowledge of the once divided social scene and the intricacies of marriage, Agatha becomes a guiding light for the new Queen, all while finding her own voice and power we'll soon recognize as Bridgerton's iconic Lady Danbury.
Rounding out the cast are Sam Clemmett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – West End and Broadway, The War Below) as Young Brimsley, Richard Cunningham (The Witcher) as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim (Nancy Drew) as Adolphus, Rob Maloney (Casualty) as the Royal Doctor, Cyril Nri (Cucumber) plays Lord Danbury, and Hugh Sachs (Bridgerton Seasons) reprises his role as Brimsley (older). Golda Rosheuval (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury), and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) are also set to reprise their roles from Bridgerton in this spinoff series.