Seems like Girl Whistledown missed the news: The Hollywood Reporter confirms that a “Bridgerton” spinoff has obtained a sequence order from Netflix. At present untitled, the restricted sequence will probably be penned by Shonda Rhimes and can inform the origin story of Queen Charlotte, who’s portrayed by Golda Rosheuvel in “Bridgerton.”
In addition to revisiting “the rise and love lifetime of a younger Queen Charlotte,” the sequence, which counts Rhimes amongst its exec producers, will “embrace the tales of younger Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) and Girl Danbury (Adjoa Andoh),” THR notes.
“Many viewers had by no means recognized the story of Queen Charlotte earlier than ‘Bridgerton’ introduced her to the world, and I’m thrilled this new sequence will additional broaden her story and the world of ‘Bridgerton.’ Shonda and her crew are thoughtfully constructing out the ‘Bridgerton’ universe to allow them to hold delivering for the followers with the identical high quality and elegance they love. And by planning and prepping all of the upcoming seasons now, we additionally hope to maintain up a tempo that can hold even essentially the most insatiable viewers completely fulfilled,” Netflix’s Bela Bajaria stated in an announcement.
Netflix renewed “Bridgerton,” the streamer’s largest hit to this point, for Seasons three and four forward of its Season 2 premiere. No phrase on when to anticipate the sophomore season to drop. Set in Regency period London and primarily based on Julia Quinn’s novels of the identical title, the romance tells the story of the Bridgerton household. Season 1 adopted the eldest daughter of the household, Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), and her relationship with the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Web page). Season 2 will give attention to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s (Jonathan Bailey) quest for love.
Jess Brownell (“Scandal”) has been tapped to function showrunner for Seasons three and four.
“As we proceed to broaden the world of ‘Bridgerton,’ we now have the chance to commit much more of the Shondaland fold to the ‘Bridgerton’-verse,” Rhimes commented. “We’ve labored with Jess Brownell for over a decade and have lengthy wished to seek out the best undertaking to put in her palms. When it got here time to go the baton, I knew this distinctive voice was important to the way forward for the present.”