Welcome to the Ton! Following Bridgerton’s initial success, Shonda Rhimes has invested in expanding the world of Julia Quinn’s novels beyond just the Bridgerton family — starting with Queen Charlotte.In December 2020, the historical drama introduced viewers to the glamorous life of London’s (primarily fictional) elite.
Set during the Regency era, the social season’s biggest events revolved around Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) herself.
The witty royal quickly became a fan-favorite, taking on a much bigger role in the second season.The reimagined character, who did not appear in Quinn’s books, was inspired by the real-life sovereign who ruled the U.K.
until her death in 1818. Ahead of the show’s season 2 release, Rhimes revealed that the first spinoff of the series, titled Queen Charlotte, would center on the matriarch’s rise to power and prominence.“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,” said Netflix’s Head of Global TV Bela Bajaria in a statement in May 2021. “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.Read more on usmagazine.com