A brand new member of the ton! Bridgerton followers acquired to see a brand new model of Brimsley with Sam Clemmett taking up the function in Netflix’s Bridgerton prequel sequence Queen Charlotte.
The restricted spinoff, which debuted in Could 2023, launched the younger Queen Charlotte’s (India Amarteifio) rise to prominence and energy after she exchanged vows with King George III (Corey Mylchreest).
The couple was beforehand launched within the unique regency sequence — with Golda Rosheuvel and James Fleet originating the roles of the queen and king, respectively. Queen Charlotte additionally centered on fan-favorite characters comparable to younger Girl Danbury (Arsema Thomas) and Violet Bridgerton (Connie Jenkins-Greig).
Earlier than the prequel premiered, Rosheuvel teased how Netflix was in a position to increase the Bridgerton universe. “We’re going to nonetheless be on the planet of Bridgerton. We’re not shifting 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 type of retains us on the identical monitor,” 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.”
The Dune star beforehand praised the hit sequence for introducing essential conversations about illustration.
“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,” Rosheuvel instructed City & Nation in Could 2021. “And I knew that it was one thing that I hoped to see. That I’ve at all times been hoping to see. That inclusion, that variety, pushing the boundaries so Black and brown artists could be celebrated in fabulous garments and fabulous wigs.”
She continued: “That’s the fantastic thing about Bridgerton. We will sit there and it simply be, and it’s celebrated. We will push the boundaries, then permit individuals to simply sit in it, expertise it, and acknowledge themselves in it. That’s the ability of storytelling — to simply be and play.”
Throughout Queen Charlotte‘s six-episode run, viewers acquired to see the origin of Queen Charlotte’s bond together with her secretary Brimsley. The royal footman’s private life is explored as properly via his secret relationship with King George’s right-hand man Reynolds (Freddie Dennis).
In April 2023, Rosheuvel gushed about how the brand new sequence allowed a bigger glimpse at Charlotte and Brimsley’s platonic bond. “I’m simply going to champion that couple,” she instructed Nerds of Shade, referring to her scenes with present-day Brimsley (Hugh Sachs). “I really like them. I really like him. I feel it’s actually nice to type of see that type of … soulmate, a confidant. The necessity that they’ve for one another, I feel that it’s nice. It’s stunning to see within the present.”
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