Simone Ashley of Sex Education fame has bagged the lead role in Season 2 of Netflix’s breakout series Bridgerton. The actress will star opposite Jonathan Bailey in this one. She will play Anthony Bridgerton’s love interest, Kate Sharma. Sharing details of the role, a source close to the development shares, “Kate Sharma is a smart, independent woman who is new to the town and its many social events (and expectations). For Anthony, winning Kate over won’t be an easy task.” Season 2 of Bridgerton will be centered around the oldest of the Bridgerton clan Anthony and the girl he will pursue to marry. The season will be based on Julia Quinn’s series, The Viscount Who Loved Me. Simone Ashley starred as Olivia in Netflix’s British series Sex Education and was appreciated for her performance.