Over 160 guests were treated like royalty to the first episode of the hotly anticipated series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story ahead of its release on Netflix on May 4. An incredible array of flower installations greeted guests on arrival as well as a string quartet who played classical versions of pop songs that were made famous throughout the Bridgerton series.
Heartbreak High stars James Majoos and Chika Ikogwe were amongst other special guests who attended a special screening event at Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023.
Other VIP attendees included influencers Tara Milk Tea, Bridey Drake, Jeremy Franco, Finn Burton, Veronica B, Georgia Grace, Basra Ajeh and Jamie Lee.
Centered on Queen Charlotte’s rise to prominence and power, this Bridgerton-verse prequel tells the story of 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.
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story is on Netflix from May 4.
Last month, Netflix released its findings from the latest film and series diversity study.
The report is the second release of the six-year, three-part study that helps hold the Australian TV industry accountable and effect lasting change in the Australian TV industry.
Among the key findings in the streamer’s report is that Netflix has achieved gender equality in leading roles. More than half (55%) of all Netflix films and series from 2018-2021 featured a girl or woman as the lead or co-lead.
There has been an increased representation for people of colour in leading roles. According to the report, in 2020-2021, nearly half (47%) of Netflix films and series featured a lead or co-lead from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group.