Bridgerton casts its second season lead actress

Sounds like Mr. Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) could have hit his match.

Netflix just announced that Bridgerton has cast Simone Ashley (Sex Education) as Kate Sharma, the woman who will steal Anthony’s heart in season two of everyone’s new favorite show. Kate is “a bright, headstrong young woman who does not suffer from fools – Anthony Bridgerton included, very much.”

Lady Whistledown has indicated on Twitter that she will write about the new addition when she hits the bin in season two.

“Pretty juicy talk, dear readers …” she wrote on Bridgerton’s Twitter account, accompanied by a bee emoji. “This author is sure to look forward to many columns on Miss Kate Sharma.”

Bees are sure to play a big role in season two, which will follow the oldest Bridgerton Anthony to settle down as head of the family for good. It won’t just be a smooth sailing for Kate and Anthony, however, as the show follows the book The Viscount Who Loved Me. It is actually Kate’s sister who first targets Anthony, and Kate is “the most pesky woman to ever grace a London ballroom”.

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