This March, a full cast of the “Bridgerton” spinoff was assembled as Netflix is set to come up with a prequel based on Queen Charlotte’s marriage with King George. And guess what, the executive producer of the record-breaking show is set to co-write a book on the subject with “Bridgerton” author Julia Quinn. The novel is set to release alongside the show.
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Shonda Rhimes, who is the executive producer of “Bridgerton” is once again collaborating with Julia Quinn, but for more creative reasons. She is set to co-write a new prequel set in the world of Bridgerton. The new book series – which is currently untitled – is based on the universe of the TV series. It will also be an adaptation of the upcoming Netflix Bridgerton spinoff about a young Queen Charlotte.
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We're thrilled to announce that Julia Quinn and @ShondaRhimes are collaborating on a Queen Charlotte prequel novel based on @Netflix’s upcoming @Bridgerton spinoff series! We can't wait to share this stunning story with you, so stay tuned for more information! pic.twitter.com/EyI3n6BUwW
— avonbooks (@avonbooks) July 7, 2022
Avon Books took to Twitter and announced the thrilling news about this collaboration. The publishing agency tweeted, “We’re thrilled to announce that Julia Quinn and @ShondaRhimes are collaborating on a Queen Charlotte prequel novel based on @Netflix’s upcoming @Bridgerton spinoff series! We can’t wait to share this stunning story with you, so stay tuned for more information!”
“Queen Charlotte has been such a moving character to write and now having the opportunity to work with Julia to adapt this story into a book is such an exciting opportunity,” Rhimes said in a statement. “I can’t wait for fans of this universe to read the story of a character that has resonated so deeply with our audience,” she added.
Julia Quinn, who is the author of the Bridgerton novel series, stated: “Taking Bridgerton from book to screen was fascinating for me to watch, and it’s such an exciting challenge for me to take it in the other direction, this time crafting Shonda’s brilliant vision into a novel,”
She continued, “I’m especially thrilled to have the opportunity to write about Queen Charlotte, who was not in the original novels. Her character and Golda Rosheuvel’s brilliant portrayal of her was a tour de force, and I think readers will love getting a chance to know her more deeply.”
The novel will be published by Avon Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins and the longtime publisher of Quinn’s ‘Bridgerton’ novels. As for the release date, the publication will be timed to the release of the spinoff series on OTT, which currently does not have a premiere date.