Dissecting ‘Queen Charlotte’ With Cortland Jacoby And Podcaster Abby Rose Morris

The Bridgerton world is expanding and we are here to talk about it. I recently had TikTok creator, actress, and host of the More Than Tracy Turnblad podcast, Abby Rose Morris on to talk about Netflix’s Queen Charlotte. The limited series serves as both a prequel and a continuation of the most popular sexy period drama on TV, following our blunt and fearless ruler Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel).

In the present day, she is dealing with a succession crisis as none of her fifteen adult child have produced an heir. She asks for the advice of Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) and Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Katrin Gemmell), which brings her back to the days of her youth, when she was first married to King George. Jumping back and forth in time, we see the relationship between Charlotte (India Amarteifio) and her husband (Corey Mylchreest) start and stall, as his mental illness threatens their – and the country’s – future . They are monitored by his mother (Michelle Fairley) and their two aids, Brimley (Samuel Timothy Clemmett) and Reynolds (Freddie Dennis), who try to pull strings behind the scenes. Rounding out the cast is the younger Lady Danbury (Arséma Thomas) who is living with her very old husband and trying to secure a title for her young Black children.

Abby and I sat down to discuss the ever-expanding Bridgerton universe (the BCU), what the show gets right about diversity and representation, and how the show compares to its predecessor.


Cortland Jacoby
A D.C area native, Cortland has been interested in media since birth. Taking film classes in high school and watching the classics with family instilled a love of film in Cortland’s formative years. Before graduating with a degree in English and minoring in Film Study from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, Cortland ran the college’s radio station, where she frequently reviewed films on air. She then wrote for another D.C area publication before landing at Punch Drunk Critics. Aside from writing and interviewing, she enjoys podcasts, knitting, and talking about representation in media.