New ‘Bridgerton’ Showrunner Explains Why S3 Is Skipping Straight to Penelope and Colin’s Romance

Well . . . This may answer some of your questions about Bridgerton S3. ~ V When Nicola Coughlan announced that “Bridgerton” Season 3 will focus on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) and Penelope Featherington’s love story, viewers couldn’t help but wonder why the show was straying from the Julia Quinn books it’s based on. While the first two seasons of the Netflix hit followed the books … Continue reading New ‘Bridgerton’ Showrunner Explains Why S3 Is Skipping Straight to Penelope and Colin’s Romance

The ‘Bridgerton’ Cast Questionnaire: Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley Give Us Some Kanthony Insights

S2 leads share a little bit about who they are both on- and off-screen. What do you have in common with your character? JONATHAN BAILEY: A huge love of family. What do you not have in common with your character? JB: A crippling fear of bees. What’s your favorite time of day and why? JB: Morning, when everything is fresh, zesty, and possible. SIMONE ASHLEY: … Continue reading The ‘Bridgerton’ Cast Questionnaire: Jonathan Bailey and Simone Ashley Give Us Some Kanthony Insights

On TV, South Asian Women Are Choosing Their Own Happiness

Why it matters that a generation of South Asian women, who are working to break cycles and challenge expectations, are seeing our experiences reflected in shows like Bridgerton, Love Is Blind, and And Just Like That… There’s a scene in the finale of Bridgerton’s second season that features its newest cast members, Kate and Edwina Sharma (Simone Ashley and Charitha Chandran), as they explore what … Continue reading On TV, South Asian Women Are Choosing Their Own Happiness

Bridgerton S2 Explores the Grief of Losing a Parental Figure as a Young Adult

This is an excellent article! ~ V Anthony Bridgerton experienced the death of his father early on in life, and the new season explores the complexities of — and healing from — that loss and grief. Season Two of “Bridgerton” has stark differences from the first: different Bridgerton protagonist, more South Asian representation and less sex, to name a few. But it also surfaces a … Continue reading Bridgerton S2 Explores the Grief of Losing a Parental Figure as a Young Adult

Your Guide to the Vocabulary of ‘Bridgerton,’ from Pall-mall to Promenade

The show’s historian, Hannah Greig, teaches us Regency 101 — including how to spot a rake in the wild. Season two of Bridgerton premiered on March 25, and fans returned to the world of 1814 Mayfair to see watch another happy ending play out, amid matchmaking attempts and plenty of scandal. Inspired by Julia Quinn’s novels of the same name, the show is set in the Regency … Continue reading Your Guide to the Vocabulary of ‘Bridgerton,’ from Pall-mall to Promenade

Simone Ashley: ‘Bridgerton is empowering women of colour’

Simone Ashley, who plays the fiercely independent Kate Sharma in the new season of Bridgerton, found a lot to relate to in her character – a young woman who doesn’t have time for love and who struggles when she’s confronted with it. “I’m still on that same journey, learning that balance between being serious and brave and headstrong and heartstrong, but also sharing space and … Continue reading Simone Ashley: ‘Bridgerton is empowering women of colour’

Kate Sharma Was Exactly What ‘Bridgerton’ Needed

The series’ latest heroine, played by Simone Ashley, takes the show a step beyond what it was in Season 1. Bridgerton recently made its triumphant return for a second season and with it plenty of new characters to keep things interesting. Even among faces both new and old, Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) stands out starkly. Kate is introduced along with her sister, Edwina (Charithra Chandran), … Continue reading Kate Sharma Was Exactly What ‘Bridgerton’ Needed