Netflix unveiled a new photo from its highly anticipated Bridgerton prequel spin-off, titled Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. The photo offers us our first look at Arsema Thomas’ portrayal of young Lady Agatha Danbury, played by Adjoa Andoh in the original series. The prequel is set to make its debut this year.
“With great knowledge of the once divided social landscape and the intricacies of marriage, Agatha becomes a guiding light for the new Queen, as she finds her own voice and power,” her official read. character description.
The limited series is based on the origin 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, it Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of how the marriage of the young Queen to King George sparks a great love story and a social change, creating the world of Ton that the characters inherit on Bridgerton,” reads the logline.
It also stars India Amarteifio (Line of Duty) as young Queen Charlotte, 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 Royal Doctor, Cyril Nri (cucumbers) as Lord Danbury, and Hugh Sachs (Bridgerton Seasons 1 and 2) as Brimsley (older).
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story created and written by Shonda Rhimes, who is also set as showrunner. The prequel is executive produced by Rhimes, Betsy Beers, and Tom Verica.