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Bridgerton’s Kate and Anthony Returning for Season 3 Even Without Main Romance Focus

After season one’s breakout Bridgerton star Regé-Jean Page did not return to the series, there was some concern that this might end up also being the case for the other big relationship in season two. Thankfully, Deadline has shared that stars Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate (Simone Ashley) will return for Season 3 of the hit series Bridgerton as a happy, thriving couple.

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“We’re going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started,” Simone Ashley declared. “We have the amazing Jess Brownell who is taking the lead as showrunner in Season 3. In Season 2, there was a lot of push and pull between Kate and Anthony, there were complications with the family, and then they find each other towards the end. I think everything is just starting. I’d like to see Kate just let go a bit more and play more in Season 3 and kind of swim in that circle of love together. I think they both deserve it.”

Now that Kate is married to Anthony, she is effectively the head of the Bridgerton household. It will be interesting to see how that will impact Anthony’s mother Violet and her role in the family. Plus, now that Anthony has this newfound vulnerability, we’re waiting to see how that will continue his growth as a brother and friend.

“She’s in charge of the household now and she’s got big boots to put on. I think she can do it. I want to keep that softness and vulnerability to Kate, for sure, and she can share that with Anthony. I’m just excited for her to have a home and to have a family. I’m excited to see her grow. I think I’d like to see Kate being much braver and less headstrong and more heart strong.”

“It’s not that at all. It’s very evident that Kate is just trying to protect her sister and if anything, she’s actually being dishonest with herself, therefore being dishonest with her family. She’s not afraid to own the fact that she has feelings about disappointing her family, to have that confrontation to let her family down because she’s put them first her whole life. I think a lot of women can relate to that. And I think it’s so brave of her to actually let that go and eventually after the mistake she makes to come forward. It was also very brave of her sister Edwina to come back together and set each other free.”

I hope this also means that Edwina will return and we will get to see what her happily ever after will look like after season 2’s disappointing love triangle.

The upcoming seasons will focus on Benedict in season three and then Colin in season four. So it will be exciting how those seasons, especially Colin’s, will play put. Especially since Penelope will be the primary love interest in that season and they have thus far written Colin to be—well, kind of an asshole, and Penelope is Lady Whistledown. But we will be open to some good character development.

(via Deadline, image: Netflix)

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