Brace yourself Bridgerton fans, Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes are teaming up on a Bridgerton prequel novel based on the upcoming Netflix spinoff series following Queen Charlotte’s rise to power for Avon Books.
The prequel will debut now alongside a brand new prequel novel from Julia Quinn set to coincide with the show’s release. This is a new level of Page to Screen adaptation that honestly, might be onto something. The Bridgerton 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. The character of Queen Charlotte is the creation of Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen which will now be adapted by Julia Quinn who originated the entire Bridgerton world we’ve come to love and know, if we hadn’t already been a fan of the long running book series.
Of the new book, Julia Quinn had this to say; “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.” “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.”