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Netflix has announced that British actor Rupert Evans (The man in the high castle, Fascinated) has been won for a key role in the upcoming second season of Shonda Rhimes’ hit romance drama Bridgerton. Evans will play the role of Edmund Bridgerton, the late patriarch of the eponymous noble family. Edmund is described as a loving and devoted husband whose true love affair with Violet Bridgerton brought them eight perfect children. He is also an infinitely patient and kind father who takes special pride in leading his eldest son, Anthony, through life.

It was discovered in the first season that Edmund died at the age of 38, leaving his eight children in the care of his wife Violet. His untimely death also meant that the then 18-year-old Anthony took over the role of his late father as Viscount.

Dear Readers, Rupert Evans joins the cast of @bridgerton as Edmund Bridgerton, the loving and devoted husband of Violet Bridgerton and an infinitely patient and kind father who takes special pride in leading his eldest son, Anthony, through life . pic.twitter.com/2ajkDipvZS

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Bridgerton Season 2 is based on the second book of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton novels, entitled The Viscount who loved me The focus is on the pursuit of a suitable marriage for Bridgerton’s eldest sibling, Anthony, portrayed by Jonathan Bailey. In the new season, a new female lead in the form of will be introduced Educational classes Actress Simone Ashley as Kate Sharma.

She is also accompanied by new characters, including Shelley Conn (liar) as Edwina Sharma, Calam Lynch (blessing) as Theo Sharpe, Charithra Chandran (Alex Rider) as Edwina Sharma and Rupert Young (The secret garden) who will play jack.

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Based on Julia Quinn’s 2000-2013 bestselling novel series, this shrewd feminist take on the Regency England romance reveals through the eyes the glittering, wealthy, sexual, painful, funny and sometimes lonely lives of women and men in London’s high society marriage mart told of the powerful Bridgerton family.

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The series is adapted by scandal Veteran Chris Van Dusen, who, along with Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers from Shondaland, is also the project’s showrunner and executive producer.

The cast for Bridgerton These include Phoebe Dynevor, Golda Rosheuvel, Jonathan Bailey, Luke Newton, Claudia Jessie, Nicola Coughlan, Ruby Barker, Sabrina Bartlett, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Bessie Carter and Harriet Cains and Julie Andrews as the voice of Lady Whistledown.