Queen Charlotte / Courtesy of Netflix

Shonda Rhimes does it again!

Like myself, millions of viewers around the world became fans of “Bridgerton” when season 1 dropped in December of 2020. I couldn’t get enough of binge watching this show. After watching it two times I wanted more and couldn’t wait for the second season to drop. A few months later we were told that one of the lead characters, Simon Bassett, the Duke of Hastings, would not be back in season 2. Daphne and the Duke’s love affair was what the entire first season was about, so I was concerned if I would adore the second season as much as I did the first. What I didn’t realize is how much power the supporting cast had, and how much I grew to love them. The second season focused on Daphne’s sexy brother, Anthony, and his search for a wife. That season was equally as good and steamy as the first season.

A few weeks ago, I heard that Shondaland was releasing a prequel entitled “Queen Charlotte,” and I emailed my friends at Netflix to see if I could get a media preview, and I am so happy I did. “Queen Charlotte” mostly tells the story of how the young Queen’s marriage to King George sparked both a great love story and a societal shift. It does go back and forth between current Bridgerton times with such an ease that only Shonda Rhimes can do.

Golda Rosheuvel (Queen Charlotte), Adjoa Andoh (Lady Danbury), Ruth Gemmell (Lady Violet Bridgerton), and Hugh Sachs (Brimsley) reprise their roles from Bridgerton in this series.

Queen Charlotte / Courtesy of Netflix

The new casts consist of India Amarteifio (Young Queen Charlotte), Michelle Fairley (Princess Augusta), Corey Mylchreest (Young King George), Arsema Thomas (Young Agatha Danbury), Sam Clemmett (Young Brimsley), Freddie Dennis (Reynolds), Richard Cunningham (Lord Bute), Tunji Kasim (Adolphus), Rob Maloney (the Royal Doctor), and Cyril Nri (Lord Danbury)

Queen Charlotte / Courtesy of Netflix

Keep an eye out for some of the young actors in this series including India, Corey and Arsema as I predict great things from them as they capture you on screen.

I urge you to watch “Queen Charlotte,” which is only 6 episodes and drops on May 4.

One more thing: I love me some Shonda Rhimes!