Source: Getty Images Original ‘Bridgerton' scribe Julia Quinn spoke with Distractify to talk about collaborating with Shonda Rhimes for the ‘Queen Charlotte' book May 9 2023, Published 3:26 p.m. ET Dearest reader, if you haven't seen Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story series yet on Netflix, what are you doing with your life? In the Bridgerton prequel series, the tragic tale of Queen Charlotte and King George III finally takes center stage, in a story guaranteed to rip one's heart out into tiny pieces. Distractify had the pleasure of speaking with Julia Quinn , the author of the original Bridgerton novels that inspired the hit Shondaland Netflix series. What was it like collaborating with Shonda Rhimes on the Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story novel? Would Julia ever want to write a future episode of the Bridgerton Netflix series? Read on forthwith for answers from Julia herself! Source: Instagram/@shondarhimes What was it like co-writing the ‘Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story' book with Shonda? Julia reveals all. One great expansion of the Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story episodes in the respective novelization are the chapters from Brimsley's POV and Lady Danbury's POV. So how did the co-writing process work for the Queen Charlotte book? Did Shonda and Julia just sit down in a Starbucks somewhere and trade ideas? Not exactly, according to Julia herself. “It wasn't like a regular collaboration, two people coming together to write a novel, you know, it was very much us taking turns, [Shonda] did what she does best, which is write scripts. And then she handed them to me and then I do what I do best, which is write a novel,” Julia explained to us. It was Julia's first time writing a novel with source material to work from. She likened the Queen Charlotte collaboration with Shonda to a puzzle, adding, “It really was a fascinating process.” After all, the fine art of writing a script for a television series is a whole different ball game than penning a novel. “I've got these pieces of dialogue already, somebody else has already created the characters, but I […]
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