The prequel spin-off to Netflix’s hit Regency romance, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, was announced on Friday. India Amarteifio will perform the younger version of the titular character, initially depicted by Golda Rosheuvel.

According to the official statement, the tv-series will follow “Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power,” and “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.”

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Netflix also released a video of Amarteifio explaining the upcoming series with Rosheuvel and Adjoa Andoh, who plays the role of Lady Danbury in Bridgerton.

“We have this wonderful tag team where we high-five each other,” Rosheuvel says of his collaboration with Amarteifio. “And the baton is passed on, which I think is a really lovely metaphor for the older and younger generations.” It’s fantastic. “I adore it.”

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Andoh chimes in, “Can I just say as a compliment to you both, there is something so particular and fabulous about your whiplash, heartfelt, witty, sharp Queen Charlotte.”

She continues, “India has absolutely grabbed all of that and made her own and run with it. When I look at India, I see Golda and see young Charlotte become older Charlotte and it’s a beautiful thing.”

Netflix and Shondaland officially confirmed in May 2021 that a Bridgerton prequel centred on “the origins of Queen Charlotte” was in the works.

“Many viewers had never heard the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton introduced her to the world, and I’m thrilled this new series will further expand her story and the world of Bridgerton,” said Netflix’s Head of Global TV Bela Bajaria at the time.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story will delve into the lives of Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Arsema Thomas) when they were young.

Michelle Fairley plays Princess Augusta, Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley (with Hugh Sachs as adult Brimsley), Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim as Adolphus, Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor, and Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury also appear in the prequel.