‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story’ Cast Breaks Down the New Prequel Miniseries

Get comfy and pour yourself a cup of royal tea. Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is headed to Netflix very soon, slated to premiere Thursday, May 4. A prequel to the widely popular Bridgerton, the six-episode series will explore “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.”

Queen Charlotte is a mix of familiar Bridgerton cast members and new faces. It stars India Amarteifio as Young Charlotte, Adjoa Andoh as Lady Danbury, Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton, Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury, Julie Andrews as Lady Whistledown, Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley, Freddie Dennis as Reynolds, Hugh Sachs as Brimsley, Tunji Kasim as Adolphus, and Peyvand Sadeghian as Coral. The series was created by Shonda Rhimes, who serves as an executive producer alongside Betsy Beers and Tom Verica.

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The Nerds of Color recently had the opportunity to attend the Queen Charlotte premiere and screening. We chatted with stars Golda Rosheuvel, Cory Mylchreest, Sam Clemmett, Tunji Kasim, Freddie Dennis, and Peyvand Sadeghian. Read on below to see what they had to say!

Golda Rosheuvel, who plays Queen Charlotte in both Queen Charlotte and Bridgerton, revealed her favorite quality in the Queen. “I like her wickedness,” she told NOC with a smile. “[And] her mischievousness.”

When asked who she would choose if she could play any other character in the Bridgerton universe, Rosheuvel said without hesitation, “I’d love to play Brimsley. And I think Brimsley would love to play the Queen! We could swap roles.”

She also revealed that the Queen and Brimsley are her absolute favorite Bridgerton ship. “Sorry, I’m like a broken record tonight — I’m just going to champion that couple,” she said. “I love them. I love him. I think it’s really great to kind of see, you know that… what’s the word, that kind of… soulmate, a confidant. The need that they have for each other, I think that it’s great. It’s beautiful to see in the show.”

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Corey Mylchreest, who joins the Bridgerton family in the starring role of Young King George, told NOC that he’s most excited for viewers to see the “lovely character excavation and exploration in the world of Bridgerton, which is so exciting and colorful and vibrant.” He also revealed that his favorite ship is George and Charlotte.

Sam Clemmett, who plays Young Brimsley, called joining the Bridgerton universe “a real honor.” He told us that he’s excited for fans to get to know this version of the character, explaining, “I think [Brimsley] is the eternal optimist, and I’ve tried to take a lot of that hope and optimism [myself].”

Tunji Kasim, who plays Charlotte’s brother Adolphus, told NOC that his character has “a big hand in arranging the marriage between [Charlotte] and King George.” He said it’s been “fantastic” to join the universe, stating, “Shonda’s fantastic, the director and the cast are fantastic. I don’t think I have a real appreciation as to the Bridgerton world and what that means in my life quite yet, but I will soon find out. But yeah, so far, it’s been absolutely fantastic.”

Freddie Dennis, who plays Reynolds, dished about his character and the role that he plays in the story. “I play the King’s Man,” he told NOC. “He looks after the King’s affairs and, as the series goes on, becomes a more complicated job.” He also shared that his favorite Bridgerton character is definitely Lady Whistledown.

Finally, NOC caught up with Payvond Sadeghian, who plays Coral, a maid. “I think she’s a bit of a gossip, but a lovable gossip,” she said of her character. “I just love how she’s so excited about everything.”

Stream Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story on Netflix on May 4!