After Netflix recently announced that the second season of “Bridgerton” would revolve around Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s search for love, Netflix has cast a staggering romantic interest in the character

Simone Ashley, an actress who starred in the movie “Pokémon Detective Pikachu”, will play the role of Kate Sharma, the female lead in the second season of the series, according to a statement from TODAY, the character who recently appeared in Arrived London, a “clever, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools – Anthony Bridgerton very included”

Shondaland TV’s Twitter account confirmed the news on Monday and shared a photo of the leading actress with

Simone Ashley is Miss Kate Sharma Newly arrived in London, Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who has no fools – Anthony Bridgerton very included 🐝 #Bridgerton https: // tco / Q5wBwFiNC4 imageTwittercom / BZd4qOmsln

Ashley, 25, is no stranger to Netflix and was previously known for her role as Olivia Hanan on the streaming giant’s “Sex Education” show. “The actor is also in the TV series” Broadchurch “and the TV Miniseries “The Sister” occurred “

Bridgerton has gained a huge following in recent months and now holds the title of the greatest Netflix series of all time. According to Entertainment Weekly, around 82 million households around the world saw the show in the first 28 days of its release

The show will be produced again in London this spring and the second season will focus on the character of actor Jonathan Bailey, Lord Anthony Bridgerton. The series is based on Julia Quinn’s romance novels

Quinn shared the news of Ashley’s casting on social media on Monday and appeared to be pretty excited

“WE HAVE OUR KATE !!!!! Welcome to #Bridgerton, @simoneasshley! I couldn’t imagine a more perfect Kate I mean, just look at the look on her face in the first photo!” she wrote

Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen recently appeared TODAY with Hoda & Jenna and shared some details on what Anthony Bridgerton can expect when the show returns to Netflix

“We left him at a crossroads at the end of season one I’m looking forward to seeing how he’s doing in the marriage market, “said Van Dusen

He added that he’s writing several new characters in season two and that the entire cast is excited to get back to work

“I think it’s going to be as expansive and moving and as beautiful as season one viewers expect the show to be,” he said,

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