Simone Ashley cast in lead role for Bridgerton season 2 2 weeks ago

Simone Ashley cast in lead role for Bridgerton season 2

More Bridgerton news and we can't wait.

New characters mean new storylines and more drama that we can look forward to when our favourite romantic drama lands back on our screens.

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Simone Ashley has been cast in the new series of Bridgerton. She has previously starred as Olivia in Netflix hit, Sex Education.

Simone will play Kate Sharma who has just arrived in London and catches the eye of Anthony Bridgerton. The official character description describes her as a "smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools — Anthony Bridgerton very much included."

The new character comes from the second of the Bridgerton novels. Showrunner Chris Van Dusen told EW "the show was always set out to be primarily one book per season."

"There's always going to be differences from source material, but the fans of the books are going to see that the elements they love of the books on screen too: the way the siblings banter, the way Violet loves her children, and the love stories at the hearts of each book — these moving, sweeping romances with all the twists and turns, and their steaminess." Van Dusen said.

 

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Jonathan Bailey who plays Anthony Bridgerton told EW that he hopes his character "meets someone who is as opinionated and offended by Anthony as we all are," he thinks Kate is a "brilliant character. She hopefully will be the voice of the audience and then they'll work something out together."

Lady Whistledown hinted that Anthony "intends to dominate the social season" and she'll be more than ready "report on any and all of his romantic activities."

Bridgerton has proven a huge success on the streaming platform, it was named the most watched series ever on Netflix. The next series which we're all very excited for is looking set to start production in spring.