‘Queen Charlotte’ trailer charts bumpy road to royal wedding

The first full trailer for Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story opens with a young Charlotte expressing concerns about her arranged marriage to the King of England.

Netflix released the trailer on Thursday before the Bridgerton the prequel premieres on May 4.

“There’s a reason they wanted me. Why me?” Charlotte (India Amarteifio) asks as she makes the carriage trip to meet her future husband.

“Charlotte, there are worse fates than marrying the King of England,” her traveling companion told her.

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Once the future queen begins the process of becoming a royal bride, the king’s mother tells her that the union will help unify the country. But more importantly, she reminds Charlotte that her role is to produce heirs.

“You will make many babies, as many babies as possible for my son,” she said.

Charlotte has never seen the king and wonders what awaits her. “Is he ugly? Maybe distorted? she asks.

When she meets King George (Corey Mylchreest), she is under a spell and the pieces start to fall into place.

The cast of the six-episode limited series also includes Arsema Thomas as young Lady Danbury, Michelle Fairley as Princess Augusta, Sam Clemmett as young Brimsley, Freddie Dennis as Reynolds, Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute , Tunji Kasim as Adolphus, Rob Maloney as Royal Doctor, Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury and Hugh Sachs as Brimsley.

Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury) and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet) reprise their roles as Bridgerton.

Shonda Rhimes is showrunner, executive producer and screenwriter of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

The show’s creative team also includes co-executive producer Betsy Beers. Tom Verica is director and executive producer.

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story begins streaming May 4 on Netflix.

Watch the trailer below:

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