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'Bridgerton' finds its season 2 lead in 'Sex Education' star Simone Ashley

By Rachelle  /  17 Feb 2021 (Wednesday)

Sex Education star Simone Ashley is heading to Regency Era London for her next role!

Netflix confirmed that Ashley has been cast in the second season of the hit Shondaland series Bridgerton. She will star opposite Jonathan Bailey’s Anthony Bridgerton as his romantic interest Kate Sharma, a smart, independent woman who is new to the ton and its many social events. 

Season 2 is set to continue the reimagined world established in its first chapter, in which 19th century British high society includes people of all races. It will focus on Anthony, the oldest of the Bridgerton clan, and his begrudging pursuit of marriage. Accordingly, the season will be based off of the second book in Julia Quinn’s series, “The Viscount Who Loved Me.” Ashley's character was originally introduced in Quinn's book as Kate Sheffield.
We're as excited as Antony is! Stay tuned for more updates.

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