Simone Ashley to play female lead in Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ season 2

According to latest updates, the second season of Netflix’s famous series ‘Bridgerton’ will see the addition of Simone Ashley as the female lead. She will play Kate Sharma, a character of Indian descent who is a fresh arrival in London.

The actor is known for her roles in shows like ‘Sex Education’ and ‘Because the Night’. Ashley will reportedly play the love interest for the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony (Jonathan Bailey).

The series follows the wealthy and tight-knit Bridgerton family during Regency-era London and highlights their various courtships and romances enveloped in upper class society. It is based on Julia Quinn’s nine book series.

The second season will focus on Anthony and Kate’s courtship which is in sync with the narrative of the second novel, ‘The Viscount Who Loved Me’.

Season 1 of the show was released in December 2020 and was an instant hit. It was renewed for a new season by Netflix shortly after.

The cast also features Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Thompson, Luke Newton, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston, Florence Hunt, Ruth Gemmell, and Bessie Carter, among others.

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