“Bridgerton” fans may not have Regé-Jean Page (aka Simon, the Duke of Hastings) to drool over, but Netflix is promising that they’ll be swept off their feet in Season 2— this time, by a romance between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). The “Sex Education” star and Bailey promised during a Tudum panel that, in spite of all of the arguments you’ll see on-screen between the pair, they certainly aren’t lacking in passion.
The streamer dropped an exclusive first-look today at the next chapter of the steamy, Shondaland-produced Regency-era drama based on Julia Quinn’s novels. In the clip shared on Saturday, it’s clear the two get off to a rocky start.
“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 noted that that Kim Kardashian is a big fan of “Bridgerton” and has a What’s App group devoted to watching the show. She dubbed her “Lady Kardashian of Calabasas.” She pointed to the diversity on display in the show as helping to make the costume drama feel very contemporary.