Attention, diamonds, Netflix has released the first look at young Lady Agatha Danbury (Arsema Thomas) in its forthcoming Bridgerton prequel, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
The limited series will focus on Queen Charlotte’s rise to power and prominence, which Thomas’ Danbury will use to her advantage to make her own way into society while being controlled by her much older husband.
Netflix’s description of the character reads, “With keen knowledge of the once divided social scene and the intricacies of marriage, Agatha becomes a guiding light for the new Queen, all while finding her own voice and power.”
In the eight-episode series, India Amarteifio plays the younger Charlotte, and Golda Rosheuvel, who played Queen Charlotte in Bridgerton, reprises her role. Both actresses could appear in flashbacks or flashforwards, but it is unknown how they will portray the same character.
“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,” accoridng to the streamer’s logline for the prequel.
Amarteifio’s Charlotte arrives in London against her will to be betrothed to the king of England, only to discover that the royal family is not what she expected. On her way to becoming one of Europe’s most enduring monarchs, she quickly begins learning how to navigate her erratic husband, the “ton,” and the palace.
In Queen Charlotte, Adjoa Andoh and Ruth Gemmell will also reprise their roles as Lady Danbury and Lady Violet Bridgerton, respectively.
The prequel’s cast includes Game of Thrones alumni Michelle Fairley, Corey Mylchreest, Sam Clemmett, Richard Cunningham, Tunji Kasim, Rob Maloney, Cyril Nri, and Hugh Sachs of Bridgerton.
Amarteifio’s Queen Charlotte was previously shown off in a first look image that Netflix released.