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Netflix’s Bridgerton has become the biggest topic of discussion around the world. Its success pushed Netflix to develop a prequel series based on one of the ton’s most elite characters, Queen Charlotte. The series will explore a young version of the character, her rise to the throne, and her influence on the ton. The Bridgerton prequel series will bring back Golda Rosheuvel in her role and budding actor India Amarteifio as a young queen.

Golda Rosheuvel and India Amarteifio for 'Bridgerton' prequel at script readings.
Golda Rosheuvel and India Amarteifio for ‘Bridgerton’ prequel | via Netflix

What do fans know about the ‘Bridgerton’ prequel?

Since the first season of Bridgerton, fans have only gotten snippets of Queen Charlotte’s past. Fans are aware the king is ill and often kept away from the public. They also had a daughter together that died at a young age. Bridgerton Season 2 helped develop what fans can expect in the prequel.

When the king makes a surprise appearance after the disaster of Edwina’s marriage, fans learn their road to marriage was not easy.

According to Variety, the 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 prequel promises a drama-filled story as a young Queen Charlotte is “betrothed to the mysterious King of England against her will.” The character description says that Charlotte was not what the royal family expected. While Rosheuvel returns to her role as the queen in the prequel, she is joined by actor India Amarteifio.

India Amarteifio takes on her first leading role in ‘Bridgerton’ prequel

Amarteifio is a rising actor, with the prequel being her first major role in her career. Fans are eager to know more about the actor who will play the gossip-driven queen of the ton. The 23-year-old actor’s earliest on-screen credit is in the series The Interceptor as Hannah/Chloe.

She is more widely known for her role as Sophie in the fourth season of the crime series Line of Duty. Amarteifio’s character is the daughter of DCI Roz Huntley (Thandie Newton). In 2015, she played the role of Lacie Fairburn in Evermoor and Maya Roebuck in The Tunnel. In Sex Education, Amarteifio played the guest role of Lizzie.

Shondaland welcomes Amarteifio with open arms as the actor confirmed her role as a young Queen Charlotte on her Instagram. In a black and white photo, she posed with Rosheuvel with the caption, “Ur, yeah? Yeah. No words really. Thank you to my secret keepers for keeping it a secret. Absolute honour :)”

The prequel will also include a young Lady Danbury and Violet Bridgerton


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Fans will not only get to see the backstory of Queen Charlotte but of Lady Bridgerton and Lady Danbury. Bridgerton Season 2 introduced fans to the tragic backstory of Edmund Birdgerton’s death. The season also revealed a small teaser that Lady Danbury is a widow.

The Bridgerton prequel will be a breakthrough for Amarteifio and her co-stars. In the role of Agatha Danbury is Arsema Thomas in her television debut. The actor will play the character married to a much older husband and uses the queen’s arrival to pave her own way in life.

Fans are yet to find out who will play the role of Violet Danbury. Actor Ruth Gemmell plays the character in the Netflix series.