Netflix Just Released A First Look At "Bridgerton" Season 2 — And I'm Absolutely Hollering

    I love when Anthony Bridgerton is put in his place.

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    It's here!!! And by "it," I'm of course referencing the first look at Bridgerton Season 2!

    Netflix released a sneak peek at the second season — which, if you'll remember, focuses on Jonathan Bailey's Anthony Bridgerton — at Tudum, its global fan event.

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    For the uninitiated, "Tudum" is the Netflix opening sound.

    In the one-minute clip, we see Anthony meet new character Kate Sharma (played by Sex Education's Simone Ashley).

    Jonathan, Simone, and Nicola Coughlan posing together at an event

    Simone will, of course, be playing Anthony's romantic interest, and judging by the first look, it's going to take on a wonderful enemies-to-lovers arc. She'll also be joined by newcomer Charithra Chandran, who plays Kate's sister, Edwina.

    Kate looking at Anthony with the caption "So you might discern if my wit is acceptable..."
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    In the video, Anthony stumbles upon Kate, and by the looks of it, is pretty disarmed by her beauty and grace.

    Anthony staring at Kate

    For her part, she's not too impressed, calling him out on his rude, boisterous manners and sexism. "I take issue with any man who views women merely as chattels and breeding stock," she says.

    Kate continues, "When you manage to find this paragon of virtue, whatever makes you think she will accept your suit? Are the young ladies of London truly so easily won by a pleasing smile and absolutely nothing more?"

    Of course, Anthony being Anthony responds the only way he knows how — by flirting. "So you find my smile pleasing?"

    But Kate doesn't miss a beat, calling him arrogant: "Your character is as deficient as your horsemanship. I shall bid you good night."

    Which leaves him, reasonably, pretty much like this:

    Anthony watching Kate walk away with a perplexed and shocked look upon his face

    In a Q&A prior to the clip's release, the cast teased what the addition of the Sharma family will mean for the series: "They very much feel like outsiders," Charithra said. "The Bridgertons and the Featheringtons are like the core ton, and the Sharmas, they feel almost like the audience — if they watched Season 1 — kind of put in."

    As for what fans can expect of "Kanthony," Simone joked, "A lot of arguing." Jonathan agreed, saying, "Volatility." The onscreen couple said the two "challenge each other" and are very "passionate."

    Simone and Jonathan sitting on a couch discussing the new season

    Personally, I cannot wait for more drags from Kate Sharma! For now, though, we wait impatiently for news of a release date.

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