‘Bridgerton’ Season 2: Simone Ashley Cast as Female Lead

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“Intercourse Schooling” star Simone Ashley is heading to Regency Period London for her subsequent function.

Netflix has confirmed to Selection that Ashley has been forged within the second season of the hit Shondaland sequence “Bridgerton.” She is going to star reverse Jonathan Bailey’s Anthony Bridgerton as his romantic curiosity, Kate Sharma.

Kate is a brilliant, unbiased lady who’s new to the ton and its many social occasions (and expectations). For Anthony, profitable Kate over gained’t be a straightforward activity. “Bridgerton’s” second season will concentrate on Anthony, the oldest of the Bridgerton clan, and his begrudging pursuit of marriage. Accordingly, the season will likely be based mostly off of the second guide in Julia Quinn’s sequence, “The Viscount Who Cherished Me.”

Season 2 is ready to proceed the reimagined world established in its first chapter, by which nineteenth century British excessive society consists of folks of all races. Netflix touted the primary season of the present as its most-watched unique sequence up to now, and consequently, its stars Regé-Jean Web page and Phoebe Dynevor skyrocketed to fame – with Web page set to host “Saturday Night time Reside” this weekend.

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Ashley is finest recognized for her function as imply woman Olivia in Netflix’s “Intercourse Schooling.” Her different credit embody roles in “The Sister,” “A Working Mother’s Nightmare,” “Casualty,” “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” and “Broadchurch.”

The primary season of “Bridgerton” stars Nicola Coughlan as Penelope Featherington, Claudia Jessie as Eloise Bridgerton, Ruby Barker as Marina Thompson, Adjoa Andoh as Woman Danbury, and Golda Rosheuvel as Queen Charlotte, in addition to Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston, Florence Hunt, Ruth Gemmell, Bessie Carter, Harriet Cains, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Sabrina Bartlett, Martins Imhangbe, and Lorraine Ashbourne. Julie Andrews voices Woman Whistledown.

Deadline Hollywood was the primary to report the information.

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