Bridgerton casts ‘Sex Education’ star Simone Ashley as female lead for season two

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Dear Readers, we have some exciting news!

Netflix’s hit period drama Bridgerton has announced that actor Simone Ashley will join the cast as the female lead for its forthcoming second season.

Ashley is best known for her role as take-no-prisoners, Olivia, in Netflix’s acclaimed drama-comedy Sex Education

The first season of Bridgerton debuted on Christmas Day 2020, and proved to be a HUGE hit for the streaming service, amassing a reported 82 million household views within 28 days of release.

Based on Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton book series, each season of Bridgerton is expected to focus on different members of the Bridgerton household, a noble family in 19th-century Britain. And yes, there are EIGHT Bridgerton siblings!

Simone's Character Is Super Important In Season 2 of Bridgerton

Season one focused predominantly on the love affair between Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings, played by Regé-Jean Page, and Daphne Bridgerton, played by Phoebe Dynevor.

The next season will shift focus to Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate, played by the newly cast Ashley. But Simon and Daphne, plus the rest of the cast are also going to be sticking around, so fear not.

One of the people who showed her enthusiasm for the casting on Twitter was Bridgerton star and sound Irish gal, Nicola Coughlan.

Are you excited for season 2 of Bridgerton?

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