It’s a great day to be a Bridgerton fan. The latest entry in the franchise, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story premiered today on Netflix, promising yet another spellbinding romance for regency lovers. The new show is a prequel to the original Bridgerton series, which is an ongoing adaption of Julia Quinn’s novels.
Bridgerton follows eight children from the powerful Bridgerton family, who are all hoping to find love. They live in an English town governed by the gossipy Queen Charlotte, who can’t help but meddle in their romantic endeavors. The past two seasons have followed a different Bridgerton sibling, but in a twist of events, this spinoff focuses on the Queen’s backstory. Queen Charlotte, starring India Ria Amarteifio, takes us back in time to witness the Queen’s rise to power and arranged marriage to King George III (Corey Mylchreest). In a world where women are forced to meet rigid societal expectations, Charlotte struggles to find her voice and carve out her own love story.
Juicy, right? Though Queen Charlotte just landed on the streamer, fans are already wondering what this means for the Bridgerton saga. Will we get a King George spinoff? Are there more characters to explore? Most importantly, should we hold out hope for Season Two of Queen Charlotte?
I hate to say it, dear reader, but a future for the spinoff doesn’t seem likely. Netflix presented Queen Charlotte as a limited series—and the streamer has not announced any plans to continue the story. Don’t worry, though. Queen Charlotte features six hour-long, episodes that you can devour and return to as often as you’d like. The madness begins with Charlotte’s arrival to London on her wedding day, where she marries the King against her will. Things get increasingly complicated as Charlotte navigates life as a married woman, her finicky in-laws, and newfound power. If this series is anything like Bridgerton, it’s sure to be a conclusive story with enough drama to stand on its own. But then again, never say never.
Watch Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on Netflix
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Bria McNeal is a Manhattan based journalist who is patiently awaiting B5’s revival. When she’s not writing about all things entertainment, she can be found watching TV or trying to DIY something (likely, at the same time). Her work has appeared in NYLON, Refinery29, InStyle, and her personal newsletter, StirCrazy.