Queen Charlotte: a Bridgerton Story

First Look: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

On Valentine’s Day, Shondaland along with Netflix hosted a global event for Bridgerton super fans ahead of the upcoming premiere of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

During the event creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes revealed the May 4, 2023 premiere date and a first look at new footage for the highly anticipated six-episode limited series.  

A panel discussion with Shonda Rhimes along with cast members Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), India Amarteifio (Young Queen Charlotte), Corey Mylchreest (Young King George), Arsema Thomas (Young Lady Danbury) as well as taped appearances with Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury) and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) included a conversation about what to expect from the series, how it relates to the Bridgerton universe, the themes it delves into for these beloved characters and how the actors drew inspiration for their roles.

(L to R) India Ria Amarteifio, Josh Cuthbert and Arsema Thomas during a Q&A at “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” press event at Claridges on February 14, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by StillMoving.net for Netflix)

Fans were also rewarded with never before seen clips of the series and a surprise reveal of the first teaser. 


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.

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