It wouldn’t be a new social season in London without some fresh faces to shake up the lives of the Bridgerton family.
Season 2 of the Shondaland smash hit welcomes a bevy of new characters ready to get in on all the romantic action. Some will be familiar to fans of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, which inspired the series, while others will be entirely original.
“The main love stories of the books provide the bedrock and the romantic spine of the season,” Bridgerton creator Chris Van Dusen tells EW. “But the books are the books and the show is the show, and the show has to keep those new to the books entertained. We also have to surprise the book fans with the show too and do new and interesting things. We never want any portion of our audience to be ahead of us.”
Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley)
New to London from Bombay, smart, headstrong Kate is a force to be reckoned with. Especially when it comes to her family and her heart. “I admire Kate’s priorities in her life,” Ashley tells EW. “Her priority is her sister and her family above everything else. From the get-go, her objective is to protect her family and help her sister march through the craziness of the marriage market to help her find a suitor [who loves her] and is someone that she loves.”
Written by Maureen Lee Lenker
Published February 3, 2022