Exciting news for “Bridgerton” fans! Not only did the new second season just release this past Friday, but Netflix also just announced that “Bridgerton” will get a spinoff series that will be a prequel!

Essence reports the series will tell the story of a younger Queen Charlotte. It will focus on the Queen’s rise to power as well as her marriage to King George and their love story. There is currently no set title for the series, but it is confirmed that British actress India Amarteifo will play the young Queen. She played Lizzie in Netflix’s “Sex Education”.

The eight episodes will also feature a young Lady Danbury played by Adjoa Andoh, as well as a young Violet Bridgerton. The young King of England will be played by Corey Mylchreest.

And do you know Brimsley, the Queen’s servant who can’t keep secrets? We will see a younger version of him as well.

Tom Verica will direct the eight episodes and serve as an executive producer. He played Sam Keating in How To Get Away With Murder. Plus, it couldn’t be “Bridgerton” without Shonda Rhimes as head writer and executive producer.

What do you think of this Bridgerton spinoff prequel idea? Do you plan to watch?

Source: Essence

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Lexi's Non-Spoiler Review of Netflix's 'Bridgerton' Season 2

  • Lust, Love, or Just a Role?

    Quite like the first season, some obligations seem to come before finding love for the characters in the spotlight this season. Although, as we learned last time, love conquers all, be assured it does this season as well. Some characters are forced to shift how they see love and relationships, but you come to see why they view them the way they do. This season gives you a new respect for these characters, and allows you to really see their hearts.

  • The Freedom of Anonymity

    One main theme of all of Bridgerton is the dichotomy between constantly being under the spotlight, as for some characters like Daphne, and cherishing the power of being unknown or anonymous, as Penelope is as Lady Whistledown. The author’s identity was revealed last season so hopefully you already know that much. This season, Penelope will struggle with using the power she has as an influential author. And with power comes enemies, as the Queen searches even harder to reveal her identity this season. Yikes!

  • Taking Charge Of Your Life

    Multiple characters struggle with making decisions for themselves this season. While some are constantly being fed what to do by others, others see no choice but to base their decisions on their duty to the family.

    Eventually, all of them, while making some mistakes along the way, come to better themselves by taking charge of their own decisions, and their own lives. While frustrating to watch some of the mistakes they make, it is refreshing and rewarding to see at the end, the way they have grown from the circumstances.

  • Overall

    Obviously, the season came out on Friday and I’m writing this review on Monday because I did binge it throughout my weekend….and I have absolutely no regrets. I would do the same thing again, and I suggest you do as well, dear Reader. While the middle of this season becomes a bit chaotic and frustrating to watch, it is still enchanting and it is definitely worth coming to the end. While some ends are left loose, leading to another season, the ending will leave you feeling like you’ve been swept off your feet watching another beautiful romance bloom.