Last week fans of The Bridgertons Chronicle were amazed to learn that a Queen Charlotte spin-off was in the works. After the worldwide success enjoyed by the show when it was released last December, Netflix decided to repeat the feat, this time inspired by the youth of one of the key characters in the plot. The dedicated series will therefore focus on the early years of Queen Charlotte, allowing aficionados of the show to deepen its backstory. And that’s not all ! The origins of Daphne’s mother Violet Bridgerton as well as Lady Danbury will also be explored. Pleasant news although surprising given that Charlotte did not originally exist in the novels of Julia Quinn. So, good or bad idea to produce an entire show on this brand new character? Here is our verdict!
Honestly, there is no long debate. It is a great idea to dedicate an entire series to the story of Queen Charlotte. First, because she is a black woman who ended up serving as a sovereign at the head of a powerful state. This offers an additional opportunity for Shonda Rhimes to continue to promote a fairer representation of diversity. Second, because in addition to becoming a woman of power, the latter also married George III, a king famous for having suffered from insanity. A detail which is not trivial since it will undoubtedly allow the series to evoke the specter of mental health. A theme still too little represented in the audiovisual landscape today. Third, Queen Charlotte remains an enigmatic character, very modest and difficult to decipher. Knowing more about her youth and the trials / opportunities that led her to the throne will undoubtedly help to better understand the different aspects of her personality.
Without forgetting that to this is also added the intrigue linked to Lady Danbury. A woman of character who does not have her tongue in her pocket and comes totally to deconstruct the societal norms which aim to see women only through the prism of the perfect discreet and reserved wife / mother. We can’t wait to discover the young years of such a protagonist! It will also be interesting to see the parallel between his youth and that of Violet Bridgerton who for once represents the opposite. Finally, this derivative series will be a great way to come and celebrate women in all their facets. The strong and courageous woman, the ambitious and charismatic woman, the tender and maternal woman. For all these reasons, we say yes! Moreover, we are practically sure that it will join the list of these 15 series which give pride of place to badass heroines.