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The extremely profitable Netflix present Bridgerton relies off the romance novel collection of the identical title, however now the present is inspiring a brand new novel within the collection! Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is a spin-off collection that may air on Netflix Might 4, 2023. To coincide with the brand new present, Shonda Rhimes — the producer of the present — has teamed up with Julia Quinn — the creator of the unique books — to put in writing Queen Charlotte, a prequel exploring the eponymous character’s backstory. It is going to be launched Might ninth and is offered for preorder now.
Queen Charlotte is a personality authentic to the Netflix present; she doesn’t seem in any of the Julia Quinn books. The novel and collection will discover her romance with King George and present how she turned the memorable character Bridgerton followers are accustomed to. We’ll additionally meet youthful variations of different characters from the collection.
In regards to the new novel, Julia Quinn mentioned,
“Taking Bridgerton from e book to display screen was fascinating for me to observe, and it’s such an thrilling problem for me to take it within the different route, this time crafting Shonda’s sensible imaginative and prescient right into a novel. I’m particularly thrilled to have the chance to put in writing about Queen Charlotte, who was not within the authentic novels. Her character — and Golda Rosheuvel’s sensible portrayal of her — was a tour de power, and I believe readers will love getting an opportunity to know her extra deeply.”
Whereas followers are excited concerning the new content material, some expressed disappointment that Quinn was chosen to put in writing this tie-in novel and never a Black romance creator. Not solely is Queen Charlotte not within the authentic novels, however all the most important characters within the e book collection are white.
Some advised that the e book may have been written underneath a “Bridgerton Presents…” banner with a Black creator, a lot as Rick Riordan’s “Rick Riordan Presents” collection showcases authors writing about their very own cultures’ mythology.
You’ll be able to learn extra concerning the novel and the brand new Netflix collection at Shondaland.
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