Bridgerton Season 2 Cast: Netflix signs Shelley Conn

Netflix has revealed the new cast of Bridgerton’s second series after the devastating news of Regé-Jean Page’s departure.

Last week, the popular TV show announced that the actor would not return as Simon Basset.

But there will be plenty of new faces to fill the void.

Here’s everything you need to know about the confirmed cast of the second series.

Shelley Conn, seen here with McDonalds & Dodds co-star Kat Rooney, joins the cast of Bridgerton on Netflix (Image Credit: ITV1)

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Bridgerton Season Two Cast: Who’s In?

Netflix has announced four new actors who will join the cast of Bridgerton’s season two.

Shelley Conn, Calam Lynch, Charithra Chandran and Rupert Young will all be featured on the upcoming series, which will air later this year.

You will be part of the Sharma family, who are central to the romance between Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton.

The Sharmas will replace the novel’s Scheffield family in line with Bridgerton’s more diverse conception of the Regency era in England.

The official Bridgerton account shared the casting news on Twitter and used Lady Whistledown’s tone to inform fans of the new roles.

One tweet read: “Dear readers, it seems we have a few new faces in the bin.

“Do your best to give them a generous welcome. I know I will definitely … “

This follows news that Simon Basset star Regé-Jean Page will not appear.

Bridgerton series two: Shelley Conn

44-year-old liar Shelley Conn joins the cast as Mary Sharma, the matriarch of a new family.

The second season will focus on the Sharma family alongside the Bridgerton clan.

The Sharma family returns to London’s high society and raises their eyebrows …

Mary was born Earl’s daughter but married a trader who caused a scandal to the family.

Now her family is being re-examined as she rejoins society.

In the second series, Mary returns to London when her daughters debut in the world.

Shelley previously appeared in Mistresses as Jessica and Strike Back as Danni Prendiville.

She has also starred in W1A, Death in Paradise and The Deceived.

Most recently she portrayed Hilary O’Doyle in McDonalds & Dodds.

Shelley Conn in Liar
Shelley Conn as DI Vanessa Harmon in Liar (Photo credit: ITV1)

Calam Lynch

Calam Lynch portrays Theo Sharpe.

Theo is a printer assistant with more revolutionary inclinations than expected for his worker station.

Not only is he a working class man – he is also an intellectual who fights for the rights of all.

Calam first appeared in the 2017 movie Dunkirk.

He has also appeared in Derry Girls and the film Benediction.

Charithra Chandran

Charithra Chandran also joins the cast.

She will play Edwina Sharma, Kate’s sweet younger sister.

Bridgerton will be her second TV role after playing Sabina Pleasance in Alex Rider.

Read more: Bridgerton: Regé-Jean Page explains why he’s not doing season 2

Bridgerton season two cast: Rupert Young

Secret Garden star Rupert Young will play Jack Sharma.

His character is described as: “The newest member of the clay with a connection to one of their most notable families.”

Rupert has previously appeared in Doc Martin, Hotel Babylon, Shameless and Doctor Who.

He played Sir Leon in Merlin and Sunny Mcintosh at Good Karma Hospital.

Simone Ashley

The four new cast members in the second season of Bridgerton join Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey, who will star in the second season.

Sex Education’s Simone Ashley takes the lead as Kate Sharma.

The headstrong Kate is more than ready to deal with anything that gets in her way – including Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).

Simone is also known for her roles in Broadchurch and Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

She recently portrayed Elise Fox in the ITV drama The Sister, starring Russell Tovey and Bertie Carvel.

Simone Ashley starred alongside Russell Tovey in The Sister (Image credit: ITV1)
Simone Ashley starred alongside Russell Tovey in The Sister (Image credit: ITV1)

What is Bridgerton season two about?

The show re-imagines the world of Julia Quinn’s high society book series over and over again.

The second series adapts The Viscount Who Loved Me, which is about seeking a suitable marriage for Anthony, Bridgerton’s eldest sibling.

In the series’ first season, Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page starred as Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Bassett, who adapted Quinn’s first book, The Duke and I.

Phoebe will return as Phoebe, albeit in a less central role.

Bridgerton Season 2 will air on Netflix later in 2021.

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