Michelle Fairley

Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley joins cast of Bridgerton spinoff

Bridgerton, Netflix’s Regency-era bodice ripper, just debuted its second season, and it’s proving just as popular as the first. The show has been such a success that creator Shonda Rhimes is returning to the well for an as-yet-untitled prequel series centered around Queen Charlotte. The series will focus on “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,” per TV Line.
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Bridgerton prequel series rounds out its cast with young Queen Charlotte, plus three Bridgerton stars and Michelle Fairley

India Amarteifio will play the younger version of Charlotte in the eight-episode prequel series focusing on her character. Golda Rosheuval (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Agatha Danbury) and Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton) will all reprise their Bridgerton roles, while Game of Thrones alum Fairley has been cast as Princess Augusta. Also joining the cast are Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, Arsema Thomas as Young Agatha Danbury, Sam Clemmett as Young Brimsley, Richard Cunningham as Lord Bute, Tunji Kasim as Adolphus, Rob Maloney as the Royal Doctor, Cyril Nri as Lord Danbury and Hugh Sachs reprising his Bridgerton role as the older version of Brimsley.