Netflix has announced more casting to the second season of its hit series Bridgerton. Joining the show is Charithra Chandran (Alex Rider), Shelley Conn (Liar), Calam Lynch (Benediction) and Rupert Young (The Secret Garden). They will star alongside the first season’s Jonathan Bailey and newcomer Simone Ashley (Sex Education).
Chandran and Conn will star as members of the Sharma family with Ashley. Chandran will portray Edwina Sharma, the younger sister to Ashley’s Kate. “Edwina has been taught by her older sister Kate to be the perfect debutante. She’s kind-natured and endlessly endearing. But while she may be young and naive, she also knows what she wants: a true love match.” Conn is playing Mary Sharma, Kate and Edwina’s mother and matriarch of the Sharma family whose “marriage once embroiled her and her family in scandal. Now newly returned to London with her daughters, she’s forced to endure the scrutiny of the ton yet again.”
Lynch will play Theo Sharpe, “a printer’s assistant with more revolutionary inclinations than expected for his working-class station” with Young playing a character named Jack, “the newest member of the ton with a connection to one of its most notable families — and a Bridgerton mystery.”
Bridgerton has added four actors to Season 2:
Charithra Chandran will play Edwina Sharma, Kate’s younger sister and Shelley Conn will play Mary Sharma, Kate’s mother.
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The casting comes off the news that season one’s breakout star Regé-Jean Page will not be returning as the Duke of Hastings in the second season as the story shifts focus onto Anthony Bridgerton. Phoebe Dynevor, however, is said to be making an appearance in the next season.
Instead of continuing to follow the lives of Daphne and Simon (played in the first season by Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page), the second season will instead follow Jonathan Bailey’s Anthony Bridgerton, the oldest of the Bridgerton siblings as he tries to find a wife after his break-up in the first season.
Production on season two of Bridgerton is expected to begin in London sometime this spring.
Based on Julia Quinn’s best-selling series of novels, spanning from 2000 to 2013, this smart feminist take on Regency England romance unveils the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny, and sometimes lonely lives of the women and men in London’s high society marriage mart as told through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.
The series is set in the world of Regency London high society, unveiling a seductive and sumptuous world composed of intricate rules and dramatic power struggles, in which no one is ever on steady ground. At the center of it all is the funny, witting and clever Bridgerton family, comprised of eight siblings who must navigate the upper ten-thousands’ marriage mart in search of romance, adventure, and love.
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