Simone Ashley joins Bridgerton Season 2 as female lead


Actor Simone Ashley, recognized for her work on exhibits like Sex Education and Because the Night, has landed the female lead position reverse Jonathan Bailey within the second season of Netflix’s newest hit sequence Bridgerton.

Based on Julia Quinn’s bestselling novels, the present is about within the aggressive world of Regency London excessive society’s Ton in the course of the season, when debutantes are offered at courtroom.

The first season, which premiered on December 25, revolves across the romance and marriage between the eldest Bridgerton daughter, Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page).

The second season will chronicle the pursuit of an appropriate marriage for the eldest Bridgerton sibling, Anthony (Bailey), as chronicled within the second ebook of Quinn’s Bridgerton sequence, The Viscount Who Loved Me.

According to Deadline, Ashley will play Anthony’s romantic curiosity, Kate Sharma, a personality of Indian descent. Newly arrived in London, Kate is a brilliant, headstrong younger girl who suffers no fools.

The first season additionally noticed Anthony’s on-again off-again relationship with opera singer Siena (performed by Sabrina Bartlett) lastly finish.

On its debut, Bridgerton usually acquired optimistic opinions for its numerous solid and a Jane Austen novels-meet-“Gossip Girl” plot. Page and Dynevor shot to worldwide fame courtesy their scorching chemistry on-screen.

Veteran star Julie Andrews’ voice options as narrator Lady Whistledown, the creator of the scandalous society pages.

The sequence additionally options 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.

Chris Van Dusen is the showrunner of Bridgerton, produced by media mogul Shonda Rhimes, recognized for exhibits like Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal.


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