Queen Charlotte release date and first trailer revealed for Bridgerton spin-off on Netflix

Netflix has revealed the release date and first look at its brand new Bridgerton spin-off.

The new limited series is a prequel which will focus on the characters of Queen Charlotte, Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury

Netflix says the series – Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story – will tell Queen Charlotte’s “origin story” as well as going into the young lives of Violet and Lady Danbury.

A release date has been confirmed for Thursday, 4 May 2023

The new spin-off follows Netflix announcing THREE brand new seasons of the show following the success of its first outing.

The cast is led by India Amarteifio with Golda Rosheuvel and Adjoa Andoh.

Netflix’s Head of Global TV, Bela Bajaria, said: “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.

She added: “Shonda [Rhimes, Bridgerton producer] 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.”

Bridgerton launched its first season on Christmas Day and became an instant hit with more than 82 million accounts watching in its first month of release.

The series is based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling novels, following the competitive world of Regency London’s competitive marriage market.

The third season of Bridgerton will see a change in the order of the books, focusing on the relationship between Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and one Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) from the fourth instalment of the novels.

For now the first two seasons are available on Netflix UK here.