Lady Whistledown has a new couple to keep up with! Simone Ashley will appear as Kate in Bridgerton Season 2, a love interest for Jonathan Bailey’s Anthony Bridgerton

Netflix announced on Monday the 15th February 25-year-old British actress casting news announced: “Get ready to fall in love with Simone Ashley, who will play Kate in Bridgerton Season 2 Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools – Anthony Bridgerton very included ”

Bridgerton, which was released last month, is based on Julia Quinn’s novels.Shortly after the show, which is executive producer produced by Shonda Rhimes, started streaming, showrunner Chris Van Dusen confirmed the series would be for season two was extended

“We have a bunch of new characters we’re going to introduce,” Van Dusen said on the Today show in January, “Anthony is going to have a love interest next season and I think it’s going to be so all-encompassing and moving and such be beautiful as season one viewers expect the show to be””

For his part, Bailey teased the character of Kate in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight

“After Anthony reads the second book and meets someone half as brilliant as Kate Sheffield, he will be a very happy man,” he said on Dec. January opposite the outlet “It’s just getting more exciting, more intricate and sexier, I think … That the story will be really exciting”

The actor added that Season 2’s steamy series will continue to push boundaries “in every single way”

“I think Chris Van Dusen has this amazing ability to take Julia Quinn’s extraordinary books and her amazing worlds that she delicately filled with excitement and sexuality and he takes it to a whole other level,” added Bailey The fact that we are pursuing Anthony’s pursuit of love shows that you know there will definitely be some similarities ”

After the casting news broke, Bailey took to Instagram to share Van Dusen’s announcement, tagging his new costar and adding a red heart emoji and a bee GIF

Bridgerton’s cast also includes Regé-Jean Page, Phoebe Dynevor, Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Ruby Barker, Adjoa Andoh, Golda Rosheuvel, Luke Newton, Ruby Stokes, Will Tilston, Florence Hunt, Ruth Gemmell, Bessie Carter and Sabrina Bartlett, Harriet Cains, Polly Walker, Ben Miller, Martins Imhangbe, Lorraine Ashbourne and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown

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