Four new cast members for Bridgerton season two revealed
Irish actor Calam Lynch is among the latest additions to the Bridgerton cast.
Netflix has unveiled four new cast members joining the Bridgerton crew for season two of the hugely popular series.
The streaming platform announced the new additions to the show on Twitter yesterday.
Actors Charithra Chandran, Shelley Conn, Calam Lynch and Rupert Young are all set to join the cast for season two.
Last month, actress Simone Ashley was cast in a lead role in the upcoming season. Ashley will play Kate Sharma, a newcomer to the London scene who captures the attention of Anthony Bridgerton.
Kate's official character description describes her as a "smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools".
Yesterday, Netflix revealed that Chandran will play Kate Sharma's younger sister, Edwina, while Conn will play their mother Mary.
Bridgerton has added four actors to Season 2:
Charithra Chandran will play Edwina Sharma, Kate’s younger sister and Shelley Conn will play Mary Sharma, Kate’s mother.
Also say hello to Calam Lynch who will play Theo Sharpe and Rupert Young who will play Jack. pic.twitter.com/yVvgHYJ2AF
— Netflix (@netflix) April 5, 2021
Additionally, Lynch will portray Theo Sharpe and Young will take on the role of Jack.
Lynch, an Irish actor, previously appeared in Dunkirk, Derry Girls and Benediction.
The casting news comes just days after Lady Whistledown announced that the show's reigning hearthrobe, Regé-Jean Page, would not be returning for season two.
On Netflix's official account, the show's gossip guru broke the devastating news:
"While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Rege-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings.
"We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family."
Page, meanwhile, described his experience on the show as "the ride of a lifetime".
In an Instagram post, the actor addressed his departure:
"It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Joining this family - not just on screen, but off screen too.
"Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans - it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and will just keep growing."