Bridgerton Showrunner Reveals Queen Charlotte’s Fate: ‘We're in an Alternate Dimension’

Bridgerton Showrunner Reveals Queen Charlotte’s Fate: ‘We're in an Alternate Dimension’
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The show is crossing sci-fi territory.

One of the things that sets Bridgerton apart from other period pieces is the way it doesn't try to fit into the constraints of historical accuracy. The universe, complete with Ariana Grande, Madonna, and Pitbull instrumental covers and blind casting for all the major roles, was set up from the beginning.

While some people find the show to be too modern, that is exactly what fans love about it. And while they sometimes wish the show would tone down the unrealistic makeup and costumes, overall they are happy with Bridgerton just the way it is. Fortunately, the writers have no plans to change anything.

When Did Queen Charlotte Die?

While the Bridgerton universe is mostly whimsical and happy, the Shondaland-produced show doesn't shy away from more gruesome and heavy themes. In the first season of the show, we witnessed the murder of Lord Featherington, and in the second season, we explored the circumstances surrounding the death of Viscount Edmund Bridgerton.

Since the show is set in the Regency era, although it is heavily fictionalized, it does feature some important historical figures. Queen Charlotte, also known as Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, is one of them.

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However, the life of the queen's real-life counterpart ended in 1818, causing Bridgerton fans to worry that the show might suffer the same tragedy.

According to showrunner Jess Brownell, there is no need to worry. If there is one character Bridgerton plans to keep throughout all 8 seasons, it is the Queen, brilliantly portrayed by Golda Rosheuvel.

“I worship Golda Rosheuvel, and I think she's so fantastic in her role. Shonda [Rhimes] and I, internally, have just decided that we're in an alternate dimension. There's potential that in this timeline, Queen Charlotte could live forever,” she said.

Many fans would give a lot to see the same eagerness to keep all the Bridgerton siblings from the beginning to the end. However, considering how the actors' careers were boosted after the show ended, it is only expected that they will explore new opportunities. Fortunately for viewers, some of the original cast members still plan to stick around.

This season, Queen Charlotte had quite the journey to unmask Lady Whistledown, so if you haven't had a chance to catch up on season 3, be sure to stream it on Netflix.

Source: TVLine