‘Bridgerton’ Season 2 first look presents new character Kate Sharma
“Bridgerton” fans might not have Regé-Jean Page (also known as Simon, the Duke of Hastings) to drool over, however Netflix is promising that they’ll be deeply inspired in Season 2—this time, by a romance between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). The star and Bailey guaranteed during a Tudum board that, despite each of the contentions you’ll see on-screen between the pair, they absolutely aren’t deficient in enthusiasm.
The streamer dropped an exclusive first-today check out the next chapter of the hot, Shondaland-produced Regency-era drama dependent on Julia Quinn’s novels. In the clip shared on Saturday, it’s reasonable the two get off to a rough beginning.
“He’s met someone who’s really his match,” Nicola Coughlan (Penelope Featherington) observed during a brief panel session with Ashley, Bailey and Charithra Chandran, who joins the cast on Season 2 as Kate’s younger sister, Edwina.
“I couldn’t believe that someone who looked like me could be in those outfits and be in show like that,” Chandran said.
Coughlan noticed that Kim Kardashian is a major devotee of “Bridgerton” and has a What’s App bunch dedicated to watching the show. She named her “Lady Kardashian of Calabasas.” She highlighted the diversity on display in the show as assisting with causing the costume drama to feel exceptionally contemporary.
“It’s not your grandmother’s period drama. It’s quietly revolutionary in a lot of things that it does,” Coughlan said. “It doesn’t follow the rulebook at all.”
As a rookie, Ashley complimented the vibe on the set, focusing on that the cast and crew are “a bunch of genuinely kind and lovely down to earth people.”
Coughlan and Bailey examined the staggering fan rresponseto the launch of the series last year. “Bonkers,” Coughlan said. Bailey heard 2,000 shouting fans on a Zoom promotional event even before the series dropped on Dec. 25, 2020.
Coughlan recalled filming fake-out endings to Season 1, which uncovered her to be the Regency-era gossip columnist writing under the pen name Lady Whistledown. “Filming that scene was so fun,” Coughlan said of the big reveal in Season 1. “They’d filmed a different ending” to guard against early leaks, she noted.
While breakout star Phoebe Dynevor returns for the series as Daphne, the Duchess of Hastings, its sophomore season is set to focus on the family’s oldest son and his mission to track down an appropriate partner. The new episodes will present the fan-favorite character, Kate Sharma. Each book in the Quinn novels (and in this manner, each season) is dedicated to every sibling’s love story, as they explore the marriage scene looking for romance and adventure in nineteenth-century London.
“We pick up with Anthony after we’ve seen what he’s been through with his mistress. He’s thinking, ‘Was that love?’ Some would call it that, others would not. We’re exploring those concepts of duty and honor once again,” Chris Van Dusen told Variety in an interview this past August.
Netflix has already renewed “Bridgerton” for Season 3 and 4, considering that it was one of the hottest shows this previous year. After Season 1’s debut on Christmas Day 2020, Netflix said “Bridgerton” was on target to arrive at 63 million households in the first 28 days. Afterward, it detailed that figure had jumped to 82 million households. “Bridgerton” racked up 12 Emmy nods, and won the extraordinary period or potentially character hairstyling category. A “Bridgerton” spin-off, fixated on a youthful Queen Charlotte, has additionally been ordered to series.