‘Bridgerton’ Spinoff a Go at Netflix

Shonda Rhimes will pen the script for the limited series about Queen Charlotte while Jess Brownell will join the flagship series as showrunner for seasons three and four.

Netflix is not wasting any time in expanding the world of its mega-hit Bridgerton.

The streaming giant has handed out a series order for an untitled spinoff focusing on the origin story of Queen Charlotte (played in the flagship by Golda Rosheuvel). Shonda Rhimes will pen the script for what is being billed as a limited series.

“Many viewers had never known the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world, and I’m thrilled this new series will further expand her story and the world of Bridgerton. Shonda and her team are thoughtfully building out the Bridgerton universe so they can keep delivering for the fans with the same quality and style they love. And by planning and prepping all the upcoming seasons now, we also hope to keep up a pace that will keep even the most insatiable viewers totally fulfilled,” Netflix’s Bela Bajaria said in a statement Friday.

In addition to focusing on the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte, the untitled spinoff will include the stories of young Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh). Rhimes exec produces alongside her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers and frequent collaborator Tom Verica.

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