Bridgerton unveils first look image of Queen Charlotte for the much-anticipated prequel spin-off

Bridgerton has unveiled a first look image at Queen Charlotte ahead of the much-anticipated prequel spin-off series.

It was announced last year that a spin-off series charting the younger years of the flamboyant and gossip-hungry monarch would be in the works, with the show written and produced by Bridgerton creator Shonda Rhimes.

And Netflix has released a first look image of India Amarteifio as the fan favourite character from the period drama.

The actress, 21, embodied the character as she dripped in jewels and wore elegant white dress with a fitted corset and a shimmering satin hooded cloak.

She completed her regal attire with a pair of satin cream gloves and fixed an extravagant crown in her dark tresses.

Charlotte gave a solemn glance at the camera as she posed in a palace, with floral arrangements and sculptures seen in the backdrop.

As well as giving a first glimpse at the character, Netflix also revealed that the official title for the prequel spin-off show will be Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

A description of the series read: ‘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.’

The news came ahead of Saturday’s Netflix fan event Tudum, where the series will be featured and more surprise announcements will be unveiled.

The prequel will also see Golda Rosheuvel return to the role of Queen Charlotte, in her later years, with Adjoa Andoh playing the fierce Lady Agatha Danbury.

Ruth Gemmell will also reprise her role as Lady Violet Bridgerton while Michelle Fairley will join the cast as Princess Augusta.

Elsewhere, Corey Mylchreest will play Young King George and Arsema Thomas will make her television debut as Young Agatha Danbury.

Set in the mid 18th Century, the prequel examines the young life of Charlotte, the daughter of German royalty who wed British Monarch George III, played in the Netflix drama by Corey Mylchreest, in 1761, when she was 17.

The marriage lasted 57 years and produced 15 children. Miss Amarteifio, 21, who played DCI Roz Huntley’s daughter Sophie in the fourth season of BBC drama Line Of Duty, has also starred in Dr Who and ITV’s Unforgotten.

It will also include the origins of other characters featured in Bridgerton, namely Violet Bridgerton and Lady Danbury.

Following rumbles that the second series of Bridgerton didn’t live up to the raunchy heights of the first, it looks as if the producers have taken note, with the spin-off prequel to the Netflix drama, Queen Charlotte, being spiced up to keep viewing figures high.

For one scene, a source says, a wall was reinforced. In another scene viewers will see banging headboards.

According to a source, there were fears that one energetic love-making scene featuring the young monarch, played by India Ria Amarteifio, might be so energetic that it could literally bring the house down.

‘There is a young cast for the prequel and the sex scenes feature them,’ said the insider. ‘It is definitely going to satisfy those Bridgerton fans who are complaining that there are no sex scenes in the second series.

‘In one storyline there will be a headboard banging hard against a wall. It will be more racy than anything from the first series.’

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