“Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” is a new spinoff of the popular Netflix series “Bridgerton,” created by Shonda Rhimes, the creator of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” The show follows the life of Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), who was an important character in the first two seasons of “Bridgerton.” While the real Charlotte and King George were monarchs, the series only takes some elements from their history and is mostly fictional.
When is “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” set?
The show is a prequel to “Bridgerton,” but not all of it takes place before the flagship series. Each episode jumps back and forth between two timelines. The first timeline set several decades before “Bridgerton,” when a 17-year-old Charlotte (India Amarteifio) marries King George (Corey Mylchreest). Though the year never mentioned, it is likely the same as in real life (1761). In this timeline, we meet a young Lady Danbury (Arsema Thomas), still married to Lord Danbury (Cyril Nri), and a 12-year-old Violet Bridgerton, who goes by Violet Ledger (Connie Jenkins-Greig).
The second timeline takes place a few years after the first season of “Bridgerton” and follows the queen as she tries to secure a royal heir by forcing her children to get married. Again, the year is not specified, but a significant event in episode one suggests it is 1817. In this timeline, we see an older Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) and Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell).
“Bridgerton” set in 1813 and 1814, meaning there is a three-year time gap between seasons two and “Queen Charlotte.” This could indicate that the gap between season two and the upcoming third season will be longer than one year. “Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story” is now available for streaming on Netflix.