Whereas Bridgerton followers have been hoping to see season 3 of the hit Netflix collection drop someday this spring, that doesn’t appear probably at this level. Luckily, within the meantime, they’ve gotten what is likely to be simply the following smartest thing: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, a prequel/spinoff/semi-standalone story multi functional.
So simply how a lot Queen Charlotte is there for followers of horny period dramas to get pleasure from? There are six episodes of the roughly hour-long collection, so about six hours in complete. This will likely not appear to be a lot, nevertheless it’s not too far off from the primary two seasons of Bridgerton Correct, every of which incorporates simply eight episodes.
Even when they’re disillusioned within the truncated runtime, viewers are bowing all the way down to the Queen. According to The Wrap, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story has already amassed greater than 22 million views because it dropped lower than every week in the past on May 4 (hey, not everyone seems to be a Star Wars fan). That’s sufficient fervor to place the collection in Netflix’s Prime 10 most watched English-language TV reveals in a whopping 91 international locations worldwide.
The prequel collection flashes forwards and backwards between two time intervals: The Bridgerton period wherein we first met Queen Charlotte (performed by Golda Rosheuvel) — on this case, 1817, following the loss of life of royal inheritor Princess Charlotte — and 1761, the 12 months Charlotte met/married King George.
“For me, it was necessary that there be an origin — that we weren’t simply presenting this wonderful colorblind society,” Bridgerton creator Shonda Rhimes recently told The Wrap of the choice to create a Queen Charlotte spinoff.