‘Queen Charlotte’ and ‘Bridgerton’ have very different origin stories
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May 8, 2023
Usually, the book comes first.
Julia Quinn wrote Bridgerton, the bestselling novels. Shonda Rhimes turned them into “Bridgerton,” the blockbuster Netflix series. This time, though, the successful duo switched roles: Rhimes created “Queen Charlotte,” a “Bridgerton” prequel inspired by the real Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and “Mad” King George III’s marriage, for Netflix. Quinn took those scripts and, with Rhimes as co-author, turned them into the novel Queen Charlotte.
In a video interview, Quinn talked about this unusual collaboration, how the novel differs from the Netflix series and the many barriers broken by both.
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