Set to be written and executive produced by Grey's Anatomy's Shonda Rhimes and played by Golda Rosheuvel, Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz’s much-loved character will live on.
“As we continue to expand the world of Bridgerton, we now have the opportunity to devote even more of the Shondaland fold to the Bridgerton-verse,” Rhimes said.
Married to King George III, AKA ‘Mad King George’, Charlotte ruled for almost six decades. However, she passed away in 1818 at the age of 74. According to Bridgerton author Julia Quinn, Netflix purposely cast her role with a Black actress as historians believe the real-life queen was of African descent.
"Many historians believe she had some African background. It's a highly debated point and we can't DNA test her so I don't think there'll ever be a definitive answer," Quinn said in an interview with The Times.
"It was very much a conscious choice, not a blind choice," she added.
Currently, there is no title for the upcoming project, however, rumour has it that the news will be released soon.
Throughout the current Bridgerton timeline, Ruth Gemmell played Lady Violet, while Adjoa Andoh played Lady Danbury. As for who will fill their shoes for the spinoff, fans will just have to wait and see.