BRIDGERTON is set to return for its long-awaited second season in just two months, so not long before fans get to catch up with Londons Regency era mwah-mwah set.
The hit Netflix period drama brings back some familiar faces from season one – sadly minus the hunky Duke of Hastings (played by Reg-Jean Page).
But not to worry, there will be plenty of new characters to invest in, including Sex Educations Simone Ashley, 26, as a new love interest for Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).
The bingeable show – produced by Shonda Rhimes based on Julia Quinns series of novels – was a smash hit partly thanks to its racially diverse casting.
Bridgerton hits the small screen in March, but ahead of its society debut, heres a first look at Simone in her new role as Kate Sharma:
The sneak peek comes after actress Adjoa Andoh recently revealed what fans can expect from her character Lady Danbury in season two.
Speaking to Digital Spy, she said: “Well, if you remember, at the start of season one, the Duke had been absent for a while. Lady Danbury has many fish to fry, and many people who she loves and wishes to challenge and support you’ll see more of that going forward.
“I think there’s plenty to keep Lady Danbury busy, Duke or no Duke. There are pies with her fingers in, all over.
Derry Girls actress Nicola Coughlan – who portrays Penelope Featherington and her alter ego Lady Whistledown – also dropped a few hints about the action in season two, including a closer relationship with Colin Bridgerton.
She told Radio Times: “The drama has amped up a lot We’re shooting all those big dramatic scenes for the end. It’s exhausting but very satisfying.
“I think it’s safe to say that you do [get to see more of Penelope’s life]. And you know, those final moments of series one was definitely a peek into her life. I think in series 2 you kind of see how the sausage gets made and all that’s happening.
The first season of Bridgerton is currently streaming on Netflix.