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Op-Ed: Bridgerton Spinoff Trailer Released ft. Queen Charlotte

On Thursday, Netflix released the new official trailer for the prequel series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. This show will be a six-episode limited series and will focus on a younger version of Golda Rosheuvel’s Queen Charlotte, now played by India Amarteifio, and her rise to power. 

Back in September, Youtube released a teaser that showed a snippet of the young Queen attempting to climb over the palace walls to escape her arranged marriage to the royal family. A gentleman unbeknownst to her as King George (Corey Mylchreest) sarcastically convinces otherwise that he intends to court her properly despite their unfavorable situation. 

“I realize you have no reason to like me…But if you give me one evening of your time, it might make you hate me a little bit less”  

In the new trailer, fans are given a lengthy treat that follows her journey encountering the trials and tribulations of an arranged marriage, budding romance, and societal pressures into becoming the symbol of change to her new subjects.

​​“It is time we were united as a society,” Princess Agusta (Michelle Fairley) says to the young queen in the trailer, insisting that she makes “as many babies as possible.” 

In Seasons 1 and 2, we know our beloved Queen would never allow someone to control or underestimate her abilities. It will be interesting to see what events shaped her into the demanding yet admirable character we’ve come to love.

While it is unlikely that we will see many of the familiar faces that we’ve followed in the earlier seasons, based on the trailer, we can tell this spinoff looks like a promising tale indeed!

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will be available to stream on Netflix on May 4.

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