A Bridgerton spinoff series is officially in the works at Netflix. Following a three-season extension of the hit Netflix series, the streamer has also been reported to have placed a limited series order for an unnamed spin-off that explores the origins of Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel). The stories of the young Violent Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) will also be described. Shonda Rhimes will write the script alongside executive production with her Shondaland partner Betsy Beers and frequent collaborator Tom Verica.
“Many viewers never knew the story of Queen Charlotte before Bridgerton brought her to the world, and I am delighted that this new series will reveal her story and the world of BridgertonBela Bajaria of Netflix said in a statement. Shonda and her team are carefully building the Bridgerton universe so that they can continue to perform for the fans with the same quality and style they love. And by planning and preparing for all of the coming seasons now, we also hope to maintain a pace that will keep even the most insatiable viewers fully satisfied. “
“As we continue to expand the world of Bridgertonwe now have the option to add even more of the Shondaland fold to the Bridgerton-fresh. We’ve been working with Jess Brownell for over a decade and have long wanted to find the right project to put in her hands. When it came time to pass the baton, I knew this unique voice was vital to the show’s future, ”added Rhimes.
Showrunner Chris Van Dusen added: “With Bridgerton, I wanted to make the period show I’ve always wanted to see. I never could have foreseen how much the rest of the world wanted to see it. I’m extremely proud of this. Remarkable cast and incredible crew, and I am so grateful for the continued support of Shonda, with whom I have worked for 17 years. In Shondaland I learned how to make TV, create incredibly complex characters and tell stories. Although it has been an incredible journey, I’ve set my sights on a few new stories to tell. “
It’s not exactly a surprise to see Netflix get it Bridgerton universe in this way. The streamer previously announced that the hit series with the first season attracted more than 82 million viewers. It didn’t take long for Netflix to announce that a second season had been ordered, although it came with the bad news that breakout star Rege-Jean Page wouldn’t be featured in season 2. Still, Netflix sees great potential in the hit series, as Van Dusen revealed last month, the show has also been extended through Season 4.
The hope is for internally Bridgerton to remain popular for several more years, long enough to justify eight seasons in general. The idea is that every part of Quinn’s original eight books will serve as inspiration for a season. Season 2 is expected to be based on Quinn’s The viscount who loved me, the second of the Bridgerton books like season 1 was inspired by The Duke and I..
We don’t have a release date for it yet Bridgerton season 2, but the first season is now available to stream on Netflix. This news comes from The Hollywood Reporter.
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