Netflix Official Trailer: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Bridgerton has become a huge hit after first airing back in 2020, taking its cue from American author Julia Quinn’s erotic Regency novel series of the same name.
Season two aired last year with a third outing in the pipeline, focusing on Penelope Featherington (played by Nicola Coughlan) and her romance with Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton).
While fans have been waiting for season three, Shondaland dropped prequel series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, which is proving to be a huge hit.
Speaking to media including Express.co.uk, writer Quinn opened up about what Bridgerton fans could expect next from the franchise and her hopes for further spin-offs.
She said: “All the kids are going to get their own stories but we all love Violet.”
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Quinn has already novels for each of the Bridgerton children and even wrote a series of short stories called Happily Ever After, detailing the characters later on in their lives, so there are hopes each of these books will form the basis of a season.
Happily Ever After also showed the blossoming romance between Violet (Ruth Gemmell) and Edmund Bridgerton (Rupert Evans).
Reflecting on some of the other directions the franchise could go in, Quinn said: “I love Lady Danbury but you actually do see a lot of Lady Danbury in this.”
She went on to say: “Actually, Lady Featherington, I’d love to see how she grew up.
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“The Featheringtons have a bit more in the show, they are in the books but they’re a bit more in the show, and when I met the actresses who play them both said to me, ‘We want to know where did the money come from? Was it my side or her side?’
“And I don’t know because they’re not as big in the books. Where did the Featherington money come from?”
Adding: “Yeah, we could spin somebody off into a mystery like; what happened to Edwina? I don’t know! There’s endless possibilities.”
Given Queen Charlotte is reigning supreme and the top of the Netflix charts worldwide after its premiere last week, it’s clear there’s an appetite for more from this universe.
The series holds a strong 93 percent fresh rating from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes and 84 percent from viewers.
However, the franchise’s future could be determined by the success of season three of Bridgerton which reportedly underwent some re-writes after scripts were said to have got too dark for the usually fluffy period piece.
As well as the Bridgerton universe, Quinn has also written Rokesby series which is considered by some to be a prequel and may also be ripe for a possible screen adaptation.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is streaming on Netflix now
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