Shonda Rhimes is writing the script for the limited series.
After announcing Bridgerton 2, 3 and 4, the makers have now announced a special spin-off of the show. They are all set to bring forth Queen Charolette’s story through a limited series.
Furthermore, Shonda Rhimes will be penning the show. The producer is best known for Grey’s Anantomy.
"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," Netflix tweeted on May 14.
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Confirming the same, Netflix's Bela Bejaria said in a statement, "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. 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."
The show would also focus on the story of the Bridgerton’s Duke/Simon’s mentor Lady Danbury. It will also explore the backstory of the Bridgerton sibling’s mother Violet Bridgerton. Her story from the childhood is expected to be shown in the series.
Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was married to King George III, aka Mad King George. Together, they ruled for nearly 60 years. She died in 1818 at the age of 74.
Netflix had hired Golda Rosheuvel for the role, since historians believe the real-life queen was of the African descent.