Last Updated on February 16, 2023

Fans of “Bridgerton” swooned over the news of “Queen Charlotte,” a spin-off series coming to Netflix this spring.

Queen Charlotte © 2022 Netflix, Inc.

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At last, we can start our dive into the “Bridgerton” backstory and meet our young protagonists Charlotte and George. The first encounter of a romance which sparked Bridgerton society as we know it, is soon to be told in “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.”

Watch the video of the first look excerpt, along with a just-released official teaser trailer below.

Save the date: “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” premieres on Netflix May 4, 2023.

Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel 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.”

Queen Charlotte © 2022 Netflix, Inc.

The new British period drama from writer Shonda Rhimes stars India Ria Amarteifio, Corey Mylchreest, Arsema Thomas, Sam Clemmett, Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh, Ruth Gemmell, Michelle Fairley, and Hugh Sachs.

“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” premieres on Netflix streaming in the US May 4, 2023.

Based on the popular novels by prolific author Julia Quinn, “Bridgerton” made its debut on Netflix at the close of 2020. The series, known to romance novel lovers around the world, are an unequivocally contemporary take on period drama, but one that offers many pleasures: elaborate eye-catching costumes and settings, an abundance of witty dialogue, multiple compelling storylines, and a good dashing of steamy sex scenes. It is a highly entertaining, compulsively bingeable entry into the period genre. If you haven’t started watching “Bridgerton,” here’s why you should.

Read more about what to expect from “Queen Charlotte,” here

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