Dearest “Bridgerton” readers, we have the most excellent news to share with you all.
It seems that Queen Charlotte will be getting her own spin-off series. On Wednesday, Netflix revealed the actors and actresses behind the main cast, including who will play a young Queen Charlotte.
Netflix Reveals ‘Bridgerton’ Queen Charlotte Spin-Off Cast
In the Netflix period drama, Queen Charlotte is portrayed by Golda Rosheuvel. She will reprise her role in the new series alongside Ruth Gemmell (Violet Bridgerton) and Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury).
The role of a young Queen Charlotte will go to India Amarteifio, who is known for starring opposite Thandiwe Newton on “Line of Duty.” Arsema Thomas has been cast as a young Agatha Danbury. The actress for young Violet Bridgerton has yet to be announced. Corey Mylchreest will play a young King George and “Game of Thrones” alum Michelle Fairley has been cast as his mother Princess Augusta, who is intent on maintaining her son’s power.
Sam Clemmett (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on Broadway and West End) will play Young Brimsley. Richard Cunningham (“The Witcher”) will play Lord Bute. Tunji Kasim (“Nancy Drew”) will play Adolphus. Rob Maloney (“Casualty” will play the Royal Doctor. Cyril Nri (“Cucumber”) plays Lord Danbury. Hugh Sachs, from the first two seasons of “Bridgerton,” will play an older version of Young Brimsley.
The series, which was announced last May, will explore Queen Charlotte’s marriage to King George III and how it marked not only a great love story, but also a shift in society.
Although fans are excited to see the spin-off series, whenever it debuts, other fans are even more excited to see season 3 of “Bridgerton.” Star Simone Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma on the show, recently teased what fans can expect for her character going forward into the series’ third season.
Simone Ashley Says ‘Kate & Anthony Are Just Getting Started’
On Tuesday, Deadline caught up with Ashley at a dinner celebrating South Asian culture hosted by Netflix in Los Angeles. It was there that they asked her about the possibility of her character returning for the third season. Even though she is now married into the Bridgerton family, many fans were disappointed to see that Kate and Anthony only got engaged in the last twenty minutes of the final episode.
Ashley revealed that, fortunately for fans, Kate and Anthony and their budding romance (and longing stares!) aren’t going anywhere. However, showrunner Chris Van Dusen, who helmed the Netflix period drama’s first two seasons, will be stepping down. He will be replaced by Jess Brownell, who will be taking over the reins.
“We’re going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started,” Ashley announced. “We have the amazing Jess Brownell who is taking the lead as showrunner in Season 3.”
“In Season 2, there was a lot of push and pull between Kate and Anthony, there were complications with the family, and then they find each other towards the end,” she continued. “I think everything is just starting. I’d like to see Kate just let go a bit more and play more in Season 3 and kind of swim in that circle of love together. I think they both deserve it.”
Simone Ashley Says That Kate Has ‘Got Big Boots To Put On’ For Season 3
Although it’s not clear what fans can expect from the show’s third season, Ashley revealed that Kate is “in charge of the household now and she’s got big boots to put on.”
“I think she can do it,” Ashley continued. “I want to keep that softness and vulnerability to Kate, for sure, and she can share that with Anthony. I’m just excited for her to have a home and to have a family. I’m excited to see her grow. I think I’d like to see Kate being much braver and less headstrong and more heart strong.”
Fans will definitely love to see more of Kate and Anthony’s romance play out on-screen. It’s unclear if the show will continue to follow the order of the romances of the books in the series. If they do – and they have so far – then the next Bridgerton in line for a love match would be Benedict.
No release date for season 3 has yet to be announced so fans are eagerly awaiting any more information they can get!