*June 2021 Update*
Yes, I'm kinda bummed too: the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page) will not be coming back for Season 2 of the hit Netflix series Bridgerton. But as a mature ~grown-up~, I shall move past it and focus on the show's new characters instead!
ICYMI, the second season will focus on Anthony Bridgerton's love story, and he is ~determined~ to find a wife. He is now the ton's most eligible bachelor, and "after Anthony chooses the woman he wants to marry, her sister (who actually kinda hates Anthony) very quickly becomes the woman he can't stop thinking about."
Yes, we're talking about this gentleman, played by the amazing Jonathan Bailey:
I am personally so psyched for the next season because we will be presented with a South Asian leading lady! Earlier this year, Netflix announced that Simone Ashley will be playing leading lady Kate Sharma, and just a few weeks later, more new cast members were *unveiled*.
Here are six new characters we can't wait to meet in Bridgerton Season 2:
1. Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma
Character description: "Newly arrived in London, Kate is a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools—Anthony Bridgerton very much included...Her sharp wit and independent nature make her a singular force on the 1814 marriage mart, where she hopes to secure a love match for her younger sister, Edwina."
Her IG handle: @simoneasshley
For more facts about Simone Ashley, click here.
2. Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma, Kate's sister
Character description: "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."
Her IG handle: @charithra17
3. Rupert Young as Jack
Character description: "The newest member of the ton with a connection to one of its most notable families."
His IG handle: @rupertfyoung
4. Calam Lynch as Theo Sharpe
Character description: "A hardworking printer's assistant. But he's not just a working-class man, he's also an intellectual who fights for the rights for all."
His IG handle: @calamlynch
5. Rupert Evans as Edmund Bridgerton, the Bridgertons' father
Character description: "Edmund Bridgerton is a loving and devoted husband, whose true love match with Violet Bridgerton gave them eight perfect children. He's also an endlessly patient and kind father, who takes special pride in guiding his eldest son Anthony through life."
His IG handle: @rupert_evans
6. Shelley Conn as Lady Mary Sharma, Kate and Edwina's mother
Character description: "Lady Mary's 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."
Her IG handle: @theshelleyconn
Bridgerton Season 1 is available for streaming on Netflix.