The Shondaland series which is currently in production is set in Regency-era London. Netflix on Saturday released an intriguing preview of the upcoming season, that teases a new relationship between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). The 1 minute 7 seconds teaser opens with a testy meeting between Anthony and Kate, which most certainly will turn into romance later in the season.
The much-awaited second season of the romantic drama will reportedly shift the focus from the love story between Daphne Bridgeton (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings (Rege-Jean Page) to Daphne’s elder brother Anthony’s romance with Kate. It will be based on Julia Quinn’s novel, ‘The Viscount Who Loved Me’.
Reportedly, viewers will see Anthony looking to find a suitable wife to settle down with, after he breaks up with his secret girlfriend, Siena Rosso played by Sabrina Bartlett. He will end up finding Kate- a smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools including her to-be on-screen love Anthony.
In the novel, Simone’s character is named Kate Sheffield. However, the show’s creative team previously decided her family would be of Indian descent and changed her surname to Sharma.
About Charithra Chandran
Born in England in 1997, she is of Tamil descent. She has
British Indian actor Charithra Chandran has been cast as Kate’s younger sister- Edwina, who would be seen as the latest diamond of the first water.