Confirmed! Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey to return in 'Bridgerton' season 3

WION Web Team
New DelhiUpdated: Apr 01, 2022, 07:44 PM IST
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The Viscount and the Viscountess Bridgerton- Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate (Ashley) will be back in season 3 of Bridgerton.

If you have watched 'Bridgerton' season 2 and fell in love with Miss Kate Sharma, there is good news. Actress Simone Ashley, who plays the character in the second season, has confirmed that the Viscount and the Viscountess Bridgerton- Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate (Ashley) will be back in season 3 of Bridgerton.

"We're going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started," Ashley told Deadline.

"We have the amazing Jess Brownell who is taking the lead as showrunner in Season 3. In Season 2, there was a lot of push and pull between Kate and Anthony, there were complications with the family, and then they find each other towards the end. I think everything is just starting. I'd like to see Kate just let go a bit more and play more in Season 3 and kind of swim in that circle of love together. I think they both deserve it," she added.

Even though viewers are all about the intense love connection between Kate and Anthony, Ashley promises the Viscountess will thrive on her own." She's in charge of the household now and she`s got big boots to put on. I think she can do it," she said excitedly.

She added, "I want to keep that softness and vulnerability to Kate, for sure, and she can share that with Anthony. I'm just excited for her to have a home and to have a family. I'm excited to see her grow. I think I`d like to see Kate being much braver and less headstrong and more heart strong."

Ashley admitted that she is proud of how Season 2 panned out and had a multilayered story and focussed more on strong women characters, family values and of course love. 

While on the surface it may seem that Kate and her sister Edwina (Charithra Chandran) are competing for Anthony, Ashley said, "It's more like three love stories are going on at once."

"It`s very evident that Kate is just trying to protect her sister and if anything, she's actually being dishonest with herself, therefore being dishonest with her family. She's not afraid to own the fact that she has feelings about disappointing her family, to have that confrontation to let her family down because she's put them first her whole life. I think a lot of women can relate to that. And I think it`s so brave of her to actually let that go and eventually after the mistake she makes to come forward. It was also very brave of her sister Edwina to come back together and set each other free," Ashley said.

Both the seasons of 'Bridgerton' are streaming on Netflix. 

(With agency inputs)