Netflix is up to date Bridgerton spin off Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story seemingly created a plot hole for the original series.
released earlier this month on the streaming service, Queen Charlotte takes place decades before the hit drama and follows the exploits of the title monarch in her youth, played by India Amarteifio.
However, as noted by Cosmopolitansome of the plot developments in the series appear to be at odds with what we know about the show that inspired them.
In BridgertonThe events of the series are narrated by the enigmatic Lady Whistledown, author of a racy gossip column.
In the second season, it turns out that Lady Whistledown is actually Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan).
However, Queen Charlotte is also narrated by Lady Whistledown. Given that the events of the series happened years before Penelope was born, how and why would she narrate the incidents?
Julie Andrews voices Lady Whistledown in both originals Bridgerton series and Queen Charlotte.
Queen Charlotte was well received by critics, including The Independent‘s Nicole Vassell, who wrote in a four-star review, “Featuring numerous classic renditions of pop hits and plenty of steamy bedroom sex, Queen Charlotte delivers everything a Bridgerton The fan could only wish for it, with a touch of social commentary that’s refreshing rather than preachy.
“If this streak is any indicator, then bridgerton“Verse” will continue to be Netflix’s top ratings — and for good reason.”
The series is available to stream now on Netflix.