Connie Jenkins-Greig joins the cast of Netflix’s unnamed Bridgerton prequel series as a recurring character. She’ll portray a younger version of Violet Ledger, the future matriarch of the Bridgerton family, who fans have already grown to love from the main series, according to Deadline. It was originally revealed that Lord Ledger and Vivian will be portrayed by Katie Brayben and Keir Charles, respectively.
Although she hasn’t started looking for a partner, Violet in the spinoff is said to be as warm and curious as her elder counterpart played by Ruth Gemmell. The focus of the series is primarily on the youthful Queen Charlotte (India Ria Amarteifio) and her ascent to fame as one of England’s most well-known queens. Her union with King Charles (Corey Mylchreest) ushers in a new era for English society and establishes the Ton as the characters in Bridgerton know it.
There will be many stories of a young Violet before she eventually became a Bridgerton and a young Lady Danbury, even if Charlotte is the main character (Arsema Thomas). Sam Clemmett, Hugh Sachs, Richard Cunningham, Tunji Kasim, Rob Maloney, Golda Rosheuval, and Cyril Nri are also cast in the prequel series.
Shonda Rhimes will serve as writer, executive producer, and showrunner for the series, just as she did for Bridgerton. Executive producers Tom Verica and Betsy Beers are working on the project with her; the former is also the series’ director. Julia Quinn wrote the books that served as the basis for Rhimes’ adaptation of the original Bridgerton; nevertheless, Rhimes was solely responsible for the Netflix series’ addition of Queen Charlotte.
Following the enormous popularity of its debut season, Bridgerton swiftly overtook all other English-language series for its first weekend of release after the second season’s premiere. Although the series closely followed the books in terms of which Bridgerton sibling received the spotlight for its first two seasons, the creative team behind the show took a number of liberties that have paid off in various ways. Currently, Seasons 3 and 4 of Bridgerton are scheduled to air on Netflix.
In addition, Bridgerton is conceivably Netflix’s second-largest original IP after Stranger Things. Following in the footsteps of its enormous first season, which managed 625 million hours in 28 days, the series immediately rose to become the streamer’s most watched series upon the debut of Season 2 back in March.