Before Lady Whistledown wrote the gossip of Regency-era England, a young queen was growing into her role in high society — now "Bridgerton" fans will see Queen Charlotte's story.
More about the "Bridgerton" prequel, "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story," was revealed Saturday during Netflix's Tudum event, which gives viewers a sneak peek at what's to come on the streaming platform. Teasers for Season 3 of "Bridgerton" were kept brief but the show's cast and creator Shonda Rhimes announced the new project focusing on the young royal.
In a less than 2-minute long clip we see a young Charlotte, played by India Amarteifio, attempting to climb a wall before being stopped by her love interest, the future King George III, played by Corey Mylchreest.
The "Bridgerton" Twitter account teased Saturday's first look with a "formal introduction" photo Friday.
"Dearest readers, rejoice in a formal introduction to royalty herself, India Amarteifio, who along with the incomparable duo of Golda Rosheuvel and Adjoa Andoh will reveal the origins of Your Majesty," the tweet read.
During the first look, Amarteifio's Charlotte tells George she's trying to get over wall to get a glimpse of the current king who she assumes must be "a beast or a troll" because nobody talks about him.
She asks George for help as a "lady in distress," but George calls her bluff.
"I refuse when that lady in distress is trying to go over a wall so that she does not have to marry me," he said.
The first look ends there with no official release date but a promise that the series will premiere in 2023.
Netflix's Regency romantic drama, based off author Julia Quinn's book series, grabbed the hearts of fans after the first season premiered on Christmas in 2020, becoming at the time, Netflix's most popular series (it's since been unseated by "Squid Game").
Contributing: Kelly Lawler
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Bridgerton' spinoff: Netflix's first look at 'Queen Charlotte'