Simone Ashley confirms to make a return in the Popular series Bridgerton season 3 and also spilled the beans about Anthony & Kate’s future.
Recently, it was confirmed by Simone Ashley that she will be returning in season 3 of Bridgerton. Simone Ashley sat for a Bridgerton special dinner with other South Asian stars such as Lilly Singh, Kal Penn among others. The actress Simone Ashley reveals what fans can expect from Kate and Anthony’s future ahead.
Considering the second season saw Kate as Simone Ashley and Anthony tie the knot, the actress revealed her character’s duties. She opened up about hoping to see Kate in a different headspace now after being a part of the Bridgerton family.
Simone Ashley said, “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.”
Bridgerton is based on the popular book penned by Julia Quinn which tells the story about the Regency era in England, eight close-knit siblings of the powerful Bridgerton family attempt to find love.
Season 1 loosely followed the events of the first book in Quinn’s series, The Duke & I, which showcases the story of the eldest Bridgerton daughter Daphne’s entrance into society and search for a husband who offers both passion and high status; she does so by way of a scheme involving a fake betrothal that quickly becomes all too real.
The second season took inspiration from the second book, The Viscount Who Loved Me. That story will follow the eldest Bridgerton, Anthony, on his own quest for love. The classic rom-com trope this time around sees Anthony’s fiancée’s disapproving and very protective older sister reluctantly warming up to the “consummate rake”—perhaps a little too much so.
The second season producer, Shonda Rhimes recently addressed who will be the focus in the 3rd season. She revealed that the third season may change things up and added that while the story will be based on another Bridgerton sibling, it won’t necessarily be in the same order as the books.
The producer further added, “There are eight Bridgerton siblings, so we’re planning on following each one of the siblings’ romantic stories. We’re not necessarily going in order but we are going to be seeing each of the siblings and their stories.”
As per Julia Quinn’s book series, the third book, An Offer from A Gentleman is the romantic tale of Benedict Bridgerton after siblings Daphne and Anthony. On the show, the character of Benedict is played by Luke Thompson. Although given the producer’s recent hint about changing things up, the third season could instead take us through the love story of Penelope Featherington and Colin Bridgerton whose relationship remains a focus of the fourth book.
After Daphne and Anthony, it hasn’t yet been confirmed which Bridgerton sibling will be the lead character for the third season.
Here is also a video of book author Julia Quinn and host Uzo Aduba of the Netflix Book Club released a video for Netflix titled: “What to Expect in Bridgerton Season 2, which included sneak peeks, fan reactions, and a conversation between Quinn and Aduba about the much-anticipated second season.
There’s no official release date for Bridgerton season 3 just yet, but if the timing of the previous seasons is any indicator, we can most likely expect it to hit Netflix sometime in 2023.