“Bridgerton” is going into the second round – and with a prominent newcomer: In a tweet, Netflix “Sex Education” star Simone Ashley confirmed as the female lead.
Series fans are eagerly awaiting the second season of “Bridgerton” – according to the streaming giant Netflix, its most successful in-house series ever. The fact that there will be another season of the series (not surprisingly, given the great success) was confirmed by the streaming service on January 21, 2021. Now the next announcement follows: Simone Ashley will take on the female lead in season two. ( Also Read: Bridgerton, Season 2: Netflix Release Date, Cast, Trailer, Plot and all you need to know )
Simone Ashley plays Anthony Bridgerton’s lover
Ashley plays the role of Kate Sharma, the lover of Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey), whose love life is supposed to revolve around the second season. “Kate is a clever, headstrong young woman who doesn’t let anyone fool her – Anthony Bridgerton included,” said Netflix, describing the role in a tweet. “Be ready to fall in love with Simone Ashley, it also says.
Leading actress is known from “Sex Education”
Simone Ashley became known as Olivia in the series “Sex Education”. Before that, she also starred in productions like “Broadchurch”, “The Sister”, “A Working Mom’s Nightmare”, “Casualty” and “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”.
Get ready to fall in love with Simone Ashley, who will play Kate in Season 2 of Bridgerton.
Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools — Anthony Bridgerton very much included. ` pic.twitter.com/xdVilOjL4Y
— Netflix (@netflix) February 15, 2021
Showrunner talks about new season
“In the second season we will deal with the oldest Bridgerton brother, Lord Anthony Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey,” said showrunner Chris Van Dusen in January 2021 on the “Today” show. “We left him at quite a crossroads at the end of season one, so I’m looking forward to jumping in and finding out how he does in the marriage market,” continued Van Dusen.
“Bridgerton” is a huge hit for Netflix
“Bridgerton” is produced by “Grey’s Anatomy” creator Shonda Rhimes, who was signed by Netflix on a $ 150 million contract. The series is based on the “Bridgertons” novel series by author Julia Quinn. The series was released on December 25, 2020 and became a mega success for Netflix: In one month, 82 million households watched the production, which took first place in the Netflix charts in 83 countries.