Simon Ashley will return to play Kate Sharma in the third and highly anticipated new season of Bridgerton. The acclaimed series of Netflix will see as protagonists Nicholas Coughlan and Luke Newton. Penelope Featherington has finally given up on her longtime crush on Colin Bridgerton after hearing her disparaging comments about her last season. However, she has decided that it is time to find a husband, preferably someone who will give her enough independence to continue her double life as Lady Whistledown, away from her mother and sisters. But, due to her lack of self-confidence, Penelope’s attempts to find a husband fail spectacularly. Meanwhile, Colin has returned from his summer travels with a new look and a sassy swagger. But he is disheartened to realize that Penelope, the one person who has always liked him as he was, treats him coldly. Eager to win her friendship back this season, Colin offers to mentor Penelope to help her find a husband. But when his lessons start to work out a little too well, Colin must figure out if his feelings for Penelope are really just friendship.
In a recent interview with People, Simon Ashley thus commented the third season of Bridgertonsupporting the new protagonists Nicholas Coughlan and Luke Newton: «I think the world is not ready. They’re both stunning, they’re both such talented actors who are so graciously and amazingly driving the season forward. I’m so excited for everyone to see Luke and Nicola season.”