Bridgerton season two first look: Kate Sharma tells Anthony Bridgerton off

Dear Readers, it has been a long dry passionless season without our favorite duke and the Bridgerton clan. And even though we know we will not be getting the Duke back, many of us have been looking forward to the new romance between Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton. Bridgerton season two has been delayed after set shutdowns due to COVID outbreaks, but we no longer have to wait for that first look. Netflix posted a minute-long clip of Anthony Bridgerton getting dressed down by Kate Sharma and I am chomping at the bit. The chemistry between Simone Ashley (Kate Sharma) and Jonathan Bailey (Anthony Bridgerton) is off the charts. Netflix also announced that Bridgerton season two will be out in 2022. Below are a few more details from Entertainment Weekly:

The first look reveals a scene between Anthony and Kate, showing how he, in more ways than one, has met his match.

“We left [Anthony] at the end of the first season at a bit of a crossroads, so I’m looking forward to jumping in and discovering how he fares on the marriage market,” showrunner Chris Van Dusen previously teased of season 2.

Chandra and Ashley appeared alongside Bailey and Nicola Coughlan during TUDUM to tease the introduction of the Sharma family.

Ashley noted how the sisters don’t have a father, so it’s very much them against the world.

“They very much feel like outsiders,” Chandra said. When put up against other families like the Bridgertons and the Featheringtons, the sisters “don’t really know what’s happening, they have their ideas,” the actress added. “I think the Sharmas represent the audience [viewpoint].”

As for Anthony, Bailey teased, “He gets to deal with a lot of things that I think he hasn’t been given the space to deal with.” Ashley promised “a lot of arguing” between the eldest Bridgerton son and Kate. “They challenge each other,” she said.

[From Entertainment Weekly]

*SCREAMS* OMG I cannot wait for season two. Yes, I know my inner middle aged thotiana was mad because Rege-Jean Page wasn’t returning for season two. And honestly I just felt like the other male characters fell flat in season one. However, comma, this clip has got me hyped all the way up. The chemistry between Jonathan and Simone does not disappoint and I am here for it. The way Kate dresses down Anthony in that clip was my type of female character. I personally felt Daphne in season one fell flat. I like Phoebe Dynevor but I didn’t warm to her character. I am also looking forward to seeing a dark skinned South Asian woman on my screen in a major role. Ya’ll know I called that casting from the jump (and yes I am gloating). I think the passion between Kate and Anthony is going to be smoking and I am glad they got rid of Anthony’s ridiculous mutton chop side burns. Those really put me off him in season one. I believe that Kanthony are going to be hotter than Daphne and the Duke. Although nobody asked, I can’t wait to clutch my pearls and bite my lip when season two drops sometime in 2022. Until then, I will have The Witcher to keep me warm.

Here’s the TUDUM interview with the cast of season two of Bridgerton. I have embedded the video to start with the Bridgerton cast:

photos are screenshots from YouTube/Netflix

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  1. Jenny says:

    What a lovely nod to Pride and Prejudice.

  2. Plums says:

    my unpopular opinion is that I miss the mutton chops, lol. He’s cute, but now generically cute and even more indistinguishable from the other Bridgerton brothers. I thought the muttons added to his melodramatic charm.

    Kate is gorgeous. I love that she has a slight accent too.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      me too. Bring back the mutton chops! Those were popular and considered fashionable back then.

    • observer says:

      i also miss the mutton chops. they gave him character.

      this clip has me un-hyped…i loved series 1 even though i also didn’t like phoebe dynevor’s character, like kaiser. plus there was *that* scene right at the end of s1 which just made her all the more unlikable. but, that doesn’t mean i didn’t enjoy s1, it was good trash and it was an enjoyable take on regency romances as far as screen adaptations and problematic source material (THAT SCENE) go.

      unfortunately i feel absolutely nothing except kinda “eh” after watching this clip. neither character is very appealing to me. i’m not attracted to what is supposed to be a moment of chemistry here.

      i will definitely watch it though, and hopefully one or both of them will grow on me. it’s likely i’ll just enjoy the general direction and aura of the story if s1 is anything to go by.

  3. RoyalBlue says:

    yasss I am ready. My favorite Bridgerton brother meets his match.

  4. Jan90067 says:

    2022: Bridgerton AND The Crown. Hope we don’t have to wait for the *end* of the year for both!!!

  5. Becks1 says:

    I think this looks GREAT. Love the chemistry, love what appears to be a very early interaction, love how she is catching him off guard, but then the bit about “you think my smile is pleasing” made me laugh .

    I’m excited because I think this is going to be a great second season. A huge part of the appeal of the first season IMO was that we were caught off guard by it – not really knowing what to expect etc – so now the expectations are higher, AND they “lost” their breakout star, Reje-jean Page – but this looks like its going to be just as good as the first season.

    I loved the Duke and Daphne but I do think the show painted her as a little…..I don’t know, weaker, than she is in the book? In the book she’s a little bit feistier and a little bit more “one of the boys” and they took that away from her personality in the show.

    • Ann says:

      Yes, I agree. I read the first book after seeing the first season. I liked it fine, though I don’t plan to read more. Daphne is definitely a stronger character in the book, or at least more fun. She’s witty and doesn’t act like a little fawn.

  6. Ninks says:

    I am so excited for this. I thought the Duke and Daphne were so bland. This pair are just fire though.

  7. Soni says:

    I don’t watch this show, and I know Kate Sharma is south Indian, but something about the lighting in that clip and pictures makes it look like an actress in really bad brownface makeup?

  8. Noodle says:

    I just finished watching season 3 of Sex Education, and Simone’s character there is such a departure from Kate. That said, I think she is a good enough actress to make it happen. Jonathon Bailey’s character in Crashing is a HUGE departure from Anthony, and yet I found him believable in season one. I hope these two can pull it off, because I think we all need a little Bridgerton fantasy right now. Okay maybe I need a little Bridgerton fantasy right now.

  9. Neners says:

    I am so stoked for this! Anthony and Kate are my second favorite couple in the Bridgerton series and this was absolutely perfect! Season 2 can’t come soon enough!

    • sassafras says:

      They’re my second favorite too but since I don’t think we’re going to get to Francesca, I’m going to savor this season! I hope I cry like I did in the book. lol

      • Neners says:

        Me too! And OMG my favorite is also Francesca! I am going to be so upset if we never get to see her story.

  10. Kiera says:

    I loved that clip. Mostly cause I think he’s more upset about her comments on his horsemanship than his personality

  11. Common sense says:

    I can’t wait for the second, moreso to see Eloise.

  12. Fw says:

    I hoping her make up and lighting is a little more flattering in the daytime? She so stunning and they way they lit her in the night scene is off somehow.

  13. Stephanie says:

    So excited for the season – their game of pall mall is one of my favorite things I’ve ever read and I’m so hoping it’ll come out well on screen.

  14. Keira says:

    What the heck is TUDUM?? Heading to google to find out.

  15. BB says:

    I just finished the book and her family name was Sheffield, did Netflix change it to make the show more diverse? Not complaining just wondering if I read an old edition and it was changed later or something?

    • Original Penguin says:

      They’ve updated it to reflect the Netflix Bridgerton world. I think we should separate out the two, as there are clear differences such as the role of the Queen.

  16. Original Penguin says:

    Anthony’s and Colin’s books are far better than Daphnes. So I’m very much looking forward to this. And I’m really looking forward to seeing Simone as Kate. Kate is a fantastic character and Simone looks like she’s going to do a great job.

    I’m not sure where they are going with Benedict, but I really hope it’s not going to follow that book. We had a glimmer of what it could be. But I’d much rather him running off into the Bohemian fantasy with the painter than Genevieve.

    In the long run, what I’m here for is more Lady Danbury, more Eloise and more Penelope.

  17. Normades says:

    I think they need new hair/makeup/stylists for the ladies. The actress who plays Daphne is stunning irl yet with the baby bangs, light blue outfits and pale makeup she always looked bland and washed out. Same thing going on here with Kate. She needs stronger makeup and less severe hair imo.

  18. Slippers4 life says:

    Oh she’s just so sparkly and perfect! I thought I wouldn’t enjoy Bridgerton without Rege Jean Page, but then here we are!