Will Anthony and Kate Be in 'Bridgerton' Season 3?

Bridgerton Season 2 premiered on Netflix on Friday, March 25 to rapturous delight and after the frenzy of binge-watching the newest episodes, fans are now turning their focus to Seasons 3 and 4.

The racy period drama focused on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and his romance with Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) in Season 2, after telling his sister Daphne (Phoebe Dynevor) and Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings' (Regé-Jean Page) love story.

Page decided not to return to Bridgerton for the second season, so fans may be wondering if the same applies to Bailey and Ashley.

Will Anthony and Kate Be in 'Bridgerton' Season 3?

In Season 2, Anthony and Kate only become a couple at the end of the series after struggling to accept their feelings for one another, and the setback of Anthony choosing to propose to Kate's sister Edwina despite having feelings for the elder Miss Sharma.

Given how long it took the pair to become an item, fans may well be hoping to see more of them in future seasons, especially since Kate and Anthony's married life is a major aspect of Julia Quinn's book The Viscount Who Loved Me.

Well, luckily for them both Bailey and Ashley have confirmed they will be returning for future seasons of the Netflix hit.

In an interview with Deadline, Ashley teased that what fans had seen in Season 2 was only the beginning of Anthony and Kate's journey.

"We're going to be back! Kate and Anthony are just getting started. We have the amazing Jess Brownell who is taking the lead as showrunner in Season 3," the Sex Education star shared.

"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."

And speaking to ET Online, Bailey said that Anthony and Kate would be there for the long run, explaining: "We intend to be at every wedding, we'll be there for the siblings going forward.

"We're so excited to support all the others in their love stories, that's what it's all about... it's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity being part of a family and knowing we're going to be working together for the next 10 years."

Ashley agreed with her co-star's sentiment as she added: "I feel like Kanthony [Kate and Anthony] is only just beginning in Season 2, there's so much more to explore."

Bridgerton Season 2 is out on Netflix now.

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Simone Ashley and Jonathan Bailey in "Bridgerton" Season 2. Liam Daniel/Netflix