Queen Charlotte season 1 episode count confirmed (and it’s shorter than expected)

Queen Charlotte. India Ria Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 101 of Queen Charlotte. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022
Queen Charlotte. India Ria Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 101 of Queen Charlotte. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022 /

The world of Bridgerton will finally expand this May as fans get to travel back through time in Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. The brand new series from Shondaland will center around Bridgerton‘s scene-stealing monarch, Queen Charlotte, in a story set to unfold in the past before the events of Bridgerton. 

In the new series, Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power take center stage as we witness 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 new limited series will arrive on Netflix on May 4 and is sure to be a highlight for fans. Unfortunately, it seems the new series is going to be on the shorter side with the show’s episode count coming in under what many had anticipated.

Queen Charlotte episode count

Although previous reports suggested that Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story would consist of eight episodes, Netlfix has since confirmed the first season of the series will consist of just six episodes. This episode count is smaller than many had hoped and also puts the series’ episode count under that of Bridgerton which had been given eight-episode seasons across its first two seasons.

How many episodes is Queen Charlotte season 1?

The first season of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is set to consist of six episodes releasing on May 4, 2023. Across the six episodes, fans will get the chance to travel back through time to learn more about Bridgerton‘s beloved monarch Queen Charlotte with a look at her rise to power and her marriage to King George.

Across the six episodes, the new series will look to dive further into the backstory of Queen Charlotte and the love story we’ve only ever gotten glimpses of in Bridgerton via conversations and quick flashes.

At this time, the show is being billed as a limited series, but Netflix has not ruled out the prospect of another season following the first. Perhaps that is also why the streaming service opted for a shorter 6-episode debut season so as not to burn through too much content in season 1. And while season 1 will be shorter than fans might have expected, six episodes is still more than enough to tell an amazing story and bridge the gap between new seasons of Bridgeron. 

Don’t miss Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story season 1 when it arrives on Thursday, May 4, 2023!

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