Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Trailer: The Bridgerton Prequel Fights For Love

Witness the birth of the "Bridgerton"-verse, dear reader! While the third season of Netflix and Shondaland's steamy collab has not yet descended on the Ton, the streamer has been hard at work at an equally titillating spin-off. There's been a lot of buzz about "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story," a prequel series that will explore the early days of the titular queen's rule. Queen Charlotte, as portrayed by Golda Rosheuvel, has already stolen the show a thousand times over in "Bridgerton"; her marriage to King George III (James Fleet) has stirred an equal amount of curiosity. It makes sense that their love story would draw enough interest to merit a spin-off — and with a premiere date finally set in stone, Netflix has finally graced us with a trailer. Check it out below!

Watch the Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Trailer

While Rosheuvel will reprise her role as the wig-loving regent in "Queen Charlotte," the spotlight largely belongs to India Amarteifio ("Sex Education"), who steps into the role of a younger — but no less headstrong — Charlotte. The series will follow the first years of her reluctant marriage to George (played in the series by Corey Mylchreest). As most "Bridgerton" fans already know, Charlotte and George's union is eventually a blissful one. Though the chemistry was always there for this couple, things were definitely rocky at the beginning of their reign. 

It wouldn't be a "Bridgerton" story without a carriage-load of drama to keep our pulses racing, and "Queen Charlotte" teases conflict from all sides. Charlotte will face pressure from George's mother, Princess Augusta (Michelle Fairley), and will find herself shut out of the King's affairs. Both Charlotte and George will have to fight for their happy ending, and in a rapidly changing England, it's not going to be easy.

Fortunately, Charlotte will find allies as well, in the form of another scene stealer, Lady Agatha Danbury (here portrayed by Arsema Thomas), as well as her right-hand man, Brimsley (Sam Clemmett). Hugh Sachs will also return as "present day" Brimsley. Freddie Dennis ("The Nevers"), Richard Cunningham ("The Witcher"), Tunji Kasim ("Nancy Drew"), Rob Maloney ("Casualty"), and Cyril Nri ("Cucumber") also star.

"Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story" hits Netflix on 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."