Producer Bridgerton peppers spinoff Queen Charlotte prequel

There was a tirade that Bridgerton’s second series didn’t live up to the lewd heights of the first.

And it looks like the producers have taken notice, with the spin-off prequel to Netflix drama Queen Charlotte peppered up to keep watch numbers high.

For one scene, a source said, the walls were reinforced.

In other scenes, viewers will see headboards banging.

According to a source, there are concerns that an energetic lovemaking scene featuring the viceroy, played by India Ria Aarteifio, may be so energetic that it could completely destroy the house.

“There’s a young cast for the prequel and the sex scenes feature them,” said an insider. “This is sure to satisfy Bridgerton fans who complain that there are no sex scenes in the second series.

“In one storyline there would be a headboard hitting the wall hard. It will be more excited than anything from the first series.”

Left to right: Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Anthony Wise as Archbishop of Bridgerton.
Camera IconLeft to right: Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma, Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma, Jonathan Bailey as Anthony Bridgerton, Anthony Wise as Archbishop of Bridgerton. Credit: Liam Daniel/Netflix/Liam Daniel/Netflix

Filming began in Queen Charlotte last week with the writer also keen to respond to criticism that Bridgerton avoids same-sex relationships and has a “gay problem”.

One scene will see Brimsley, one of Charlotte’s maids and played by Sam Clemmett, having sex with another male character, named Reynolds.

“‘This series will cover people who are homosexual and are not afraid to explore gay relationships,’ the source added.

“This is something that is important to Netflix as well, to ensure that viewers can recognize themselves in their programming. Hopefully this will solve what is known as the ‘gay problem’.”

Bridgerton.  (left to right) Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, Hugh Sachs as Brimsley in Bridgerton episode 201. Kr.  Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2022
Camera IconGolda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte. Credit: LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX/LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX

It is understood that Lizzy Talbot, the intimacy coordinator who works at Bridgerton, has been hired to assist with the sex scenes in Queen Charlotte – many of which will be filmed in closed locations where cast and crew numbers are limited. minimum.

Set in the mid-18th century, the prequel examines the young life of Charlotte, the daughter of a German aristocrat who marries the King of England George III, played in the Netflix drama by Corey Mylchreest, in 1761, when she is 17 years old.

The marriage lasted 57 years and produced 15 children.

Miss Amarteifio, 21, who played DCI Roz Huntley’s daughter Sophie in season four of the BBC drama Line Of Duty, also starred in Dr Who and ITV’s Unforgotten.

In Bridgerton, set in the early 19th century County era, Queen Charlotte is played by Golda Rosheuvel. The sex scenes in Bridgerton’s first series, particularly those featuring Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor as the Duke and Duchess of Hastings, proved popular with viewers, but some have voiced disappointment at the lack of bedroom action in the second series.

Addressing the criticism, Ms Talbot recently told Glamor magazine that more sex scenes were filmed for both series than was needed, adding: “I know people are frustrated that there’s no more (in series two), but part of it is that we want to give our best.’

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