By Laura Harman
The Netflix series Bridgerton has just cast four new actors to feature in the second season of the hit period drama.
The first season of Bridgerton was released on Christmas Day 2020 and the ‘Ton was hooked. With just eight episodes in the first season, fans are now desperate for more of the series and are hotly anticipating the second series.
Sadly it was recently announced that Rege-Jean Page would not be returning as the Duke of Hastings to the second series of the show. However, with that sad news, there is now more room for new blood in the series. It was announced earlier this year that Sex Education’s Simone Ashley has been cast as Anthony Bridgerton’s love interest of Season Two. This plit line will be the primary focus of the second season. And now it has also been announced that more familiar faces will be joining the cast. - so who is joining?
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Deadline reports that Charithra Chandran and Rupert Young have both been tapped for major roles in the series. Chaithra Chandran is a relative newcomer and has only had major roles in Alex Rider as Sabina Pleasance. Rupert Young on the other hand has appeared on a variety of British television shows. He notably played Sir Leon in Merlin, but has also appeared on shows such as Doc Martin, Doctor Who, and period drama, The White Queen.
Bridgerton has added four actors to Season 2: Charithra Chandran will play Edwina Sharma, Kate’s younger sister and Shelley Conn will play Mary Sharma, Kate’s mother.Also say hello to Calam Lynch who will play Theo Sharpe and Rupert Young who will play Jack. pic.twitter.com/yVvgHYJ2AFApril 5, 2021
Chaithra Chandran will play Edwina, the sister to Anthony Bridgerton’s major love interest Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). Deadline states, “Ashley plays Anthony’s romantic interest, Kate Sharma. Chandran will play her younger sister, Edwina, who first catches the Viscount’s attention.” How very juicy! Chaithra posted her new role as Edwina Sharma on her Instagram to which Shondaland replied stating, “Welcome to the ton!!!”
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Deadline also reports that Rupert Young’s character is quite mysterious. “Young will play Jack, the newest member of the Ton with a connection to one of its most notable families and a Bridgerton mystery. The character was created for the series; he is not in the books,” said Deadline.
Netflix also announced two additional members of the cast on Twitter, “Shelley Conn will play Mary Sharma, Kate’s mother. Also say hello to Calam Lynch who will play Theo Sharpe.” Shelley Conn has various acting credits to her name. The actress has starred in numerous television shows and films and is most well known for her role in Liar as DI Vanessa Harmon. She also has acting credits in shows such as Terra Nova and Death in Paradise.
Calam Lynch is known for his work in Dunkirk and Benediction. Calam also starred in Derry Girls as John Paul O’Reilly so he will be rejoining his former cast member Nicola Coughlan who starred in the first season of Bridgerton as Penelope Featherington.
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