Arsema Thomas plays Young Agatha Danbury in Bridgerton Prequel

There is a Bridgerton spinoff coming our way!


Netflix is creating a spinoff of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it is one of the most successful shows Netflix has produced. In addition, a limited spinoff series chronicling the life of a young Queen Charlotte, called Jewels, will be released soon.



Netflix has yet to release an official title, but the name “Jewels” has been used in internal documents referring to the show.


According to the official show synopsis, 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.

Young Agatha Danbury

Arsema Thomas plays Young Agatha Danbury.


According to the official show character description, Under the thumb of a much older husband, Agatha uses Charlotte’s arrival to find her own way into society. With the keen knowledge of the once divided social scene and the intricacies of marriage, Agatha becomes a guiding light for the new Queen, all while finding her own voice and power we’ll soon recognize as Bridgerton’s iconic Lady Danbury.


Arsema Thomas

This is Arsema Thomas’s television debut.


Breakout talent Arsema Thomas comes fresh out of her final year at LAMDA into this exciting leading role. With a background in academia (she is a graduate of both Yale and Carnegie Mellon) and a childhood spent in sub-Saharan Africa, Thomas is of Nigerian & Ethiopian descent. She is based in South Africa.


Arsema Thomas
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