How the Books Continue Kate and Anthony’s Story
With Bridgerton With Season 2 adapting the second book in Julia Quinn’s novel series, there are still plenty of stories to explore. The second season focused primarily on Kate, Anthony and Edwina’s love triangle which ended in marriage. Fans feared that the characters would not appear again in later seasons. Simone Ashley has confirmed that she and Jonathan Bailey will return as Kate and Anthony for Bridgerton Season 3, but the books give an idea of what could happen.
[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Bridgerton Season 2 and books.]
Simone Ashley will return in some capacity for ‘Bridgerton’ season 3
Bridgerton Season 2 has fans fanning over Kate and Anthony’s searing chemistry as they battle their growing feelings for each other. They find their bliss forever by the finale as Kate becomes the new Viscountess. As the season teased the solo storylines that could take place in Bridgerton Season 3, fans weren’t sure if Kate and Anthony would reappear.
Despite the love fans had for Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton, his contract was only for one installment. His character Simon Basset was only mentioned in passing in the second season. Fans wondered if the same would happen with the characters of Ashley and Bailey.
According to Deadline, Ashley has confirmed that fans will be able to see Kate and Anthony for Bridgerton Season 3 and future installments. “We will be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started,” she revealed. “I think it’s only just begun. I would love to see Kate let go a little more and play more in Season 3 and swim in this circle of love together. I think they both deserve it.”
In another interview for ET, Bailey teased fans that their characters would be featured in the Bridgerton Brothers’ other storylines and their weddings. Each season of the series will focus on a new Bridgerton sibling and raise the question of how Kate and Anthony fit into the story based on the books.
Kate and Anthony still have a story to tell in ‘Bridgerton’ Season 3 and beyond
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The elder Bridgerton and the man of the house are married. Fans on Reddit explain that Kate and Anthony’s wedding is different from Daphne and Simon’s. “I agree that Kate was chosen for the long term. Unlike Simon who takes care of his own estate and other affairs, Bridgerton House is the center of the show. His absence would be hard to explain,” a fan said.
Kate does indeed have a different family position, being married to the name of Bridgerton and a viscountess. Kate and Anthony don’t appear as often as fans think when it comes to the books. A fan on Reddit explains that they often appear in the epilogues of each book and a few scenes here and there.
Ashely is correct in assuming that there is still more to explore in their married life, as they have four children in the books. Another Reddit fan explains that Anthony appears in all of the books except Francesca and Benedict. He holds a more father figure in other books.
“Kate appears briefly in the Benedict and Francesca books, but she’s basically just there, doesn’t do anything important to the plot. She has a bigger role in Gregory’s book, which is also the only book where the ‘we have a glimpse of the future Kanthony “, explains a fan. The question remains on which book Bridgerton Season 3 will be approx.
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Before the premiere of the second season, the third and fourth installments of Bridgerton have been approved by Netflix. Chris Van Dusen and Shonda Rhimes said each season will adapt a different book about a Bridgerton brother’s love story.
Bridgerton Season 2 may have set the stage for the next Bridgerton, but fans still don’t know which one. Over the course of the season, fans got to see more of Benedict’s solo story of going to art school but feeling dissatisfied. A small detail also mentions a new housekeeper which involves Benoît’s story in An offer from a gentleman.
Rhimes also explained that the series won’t follow the book exactly, leading fans to believe that Colin could be next. He and Penelope have been through a tough time. Fans think it’s time for him to explore himself and find out what or who he really wants. Nicola Coughlin has revealed that filming for the new season will begin soon.
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