Bringing a task to life. The solid of Netflix’s Queen Charlotte sequence bear a hanging resemblance to their Bridgerton counterparts.
In December 2022, the unique regency sequence launched viewers to Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte. Bridgerton, which was impressed by Julia Quinn‘s novels, hinted on the monarch’s previous with scenes between her and husband King George III (James Fleet).
Earlier than the second season premiered, Netflix introduced that Charlotte could be the main target of a prequel present.
“Many viewers had by no means identified the story of Queen Charlotte earlier than Bridgerton introduced her to the world, and I’m thrilled this new sequence will additional broaden her story and the world of Bridgerton,” Netflix’s Head of International TV Bela Bajaria in a press release in Might 2021. “Shonda [Rhimes] and her group are thoughtfully constructing out the Bridgerton universe to allow them to maintain delivering for the followers with the identical high quality and elegance they love. And by planning and prepping all of the upcoming seasons now, we additionally hope to maintain up a tempo that can maintain even probably the most insatiable viewers completely fulfilled.”
That very same month, Rosheuvel praised the influence that Bridgerton has had on the leisure business.
“I noticed [its success] earlier than it got here out, as a result of we kinda get a sneak peek of it and I knew it was one thing that I hadn’t seen earlier than,” the actress instructed City & Nation. “And I knew that it was one thing that I hoped to see. That I’ve all the time been hoping to see. That inclusion, that range, pushing the boundaries so Black and brown artists might be celebrated in fabulous garments and fabulous wigs.”
She continued: “The controversy [over representation] has been ongoing and really, very lengthy. I hope that it spills out into different characters in different reveals. Taking part in royalty is fabulous, it’s actually nice, however I feel we have to spill out into different [genres] like sci-fi and fantasies and dramas and cop reveals — all of that stuff.”
The Dune star famous that her hope could be for illustration to “not be a dialog” however a given on display. “That’s the fantastic thing about Bridgeton,” she added. “We are able to sit there and it simply be, and it’s celebrated. We are able to push the boundaries, then enable folks to only sit in it, expertise it, and acknowledge themselves in it. That’s the ability of storytelling — to only be and play.”
Rosheuvel later teased that Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story would discover a number of characters from the OG present, which starred Phoebe Dynevor, Regé-Jean Web page, Jonathan Bailey, Nicola Coughlan, Simone Ashley and extra.
“We’re going to nonetheless be on this planet of Bridgerton. We’re not transferring away from the world that we all know and love Queen Charlotte to be in. I feel that’s actually intelligent, as a result of it sort of retains us on the identical observe,” she instructed E! Information in March 2022. “I feel it’s actually going to be attention-grabbing to see the place she has come from and the issues which have led her to her within the Bridgerton that we all know and love.”
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