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Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story Stars to Grace the Premiere Event in South Africa

The Ton is abuzz once again as Netflix will host an exclusive premiere event in South Africa on 16 April 2023 to launch Shondaland’s Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

The series, written and produced by Shonda Rhimes, is a prequel spin-off about Queen Charlotte - a fan favourite character portrayed by accomplished Guyanese-British actress Golda Rosheuvel. The series features the origin stories of much-beloved characters, including Lady Danbury (a role reprised by Andjoa Andoh). The young Lady Danbury is played by breakout star Arsema Thomas, a thespian with roots in Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa.

Rosheuvel and Thomas will be in good company as the high-society Bridgerton-themed event will be attended by Nigerian, Tanzanian, Kenyan and South African personalities, actors, and influencers.

The premiere event in South Africa is part of the global celebrations ushering in the six-part series set to launch on Netflix on 4 May 2023.

About Queen Charlotte

Logline: Centred on Queen Charlotte's rise to prominence and power, 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.

Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer: Shonda Rhimes

Director/Executive Producer: Tom Verica

Executive Producer: Betsy Beers

Cast includes: Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury) and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) reprise their roles from Bridgerton in this series. India Amarteifio (Line of Duty) plays Young Queen Charlotte. Michelle Fairley (Gangs of London) plays Princess Augusta. Corey Mylchreest (The Sandman) plays Young King George. Arsema Thomas (television debut) plays Young Agatha Danbury. Rounding out the cast are Sam Clemmett (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – West End and Broadway, The War Below) as Young Brimsley, Freddie Dennis (The Nevers ) as Reynolds, Richard Cunningham (The Witcher) as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim (Nancy Drew) as Adolphus, Rob Maloney (Casualty) as the Royal Doctor, Cyril Nri (Cucumber) as Lord Danbury, and Hugh Sachs (Bridgerton) as Brimsley (older).

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