Netflix dropped the first teaser trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, the upcoming prequel to the streamer’s popular romance period drama. The limited series will be available for streaming on May 4.
The video highlights the arranged marriage between Queen Charlotte and King George, whose love story will change the world. It also teases Charlotte’s unprecedented rise to power as she confidently secures her position.
The limited series is based on the origins of the historical figure Queen Charlotte. While the series centers on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte, it will also focus on Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.
“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,” reads the logline.
It also stars India Amarteifio (Line of Duty) as a young Queen Charlotte, Arsema Thomas as young Lady Agatha Danbury, Corey Mylchreest (Sandman) as a young King George, and Game of Thrones vet Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta.
Additional cast includes Sam Clemmett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) 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) as Lord Danbury, and Hugh Sachs (Bridgerton Seasons 1 and 2) as Brimsley (older).
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is created and written by Shonda Rhimes, who is also set as the showrunner. The prequel is executive produced by Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Tom Verica.