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actor, 44, is set to join season 2 of 's wildly popular period drama , as the late patriarch of the titular family, Edmund Bridgerton.
"Edmund is a loving and devoted husband, whose true love match with Violet Bridgerton gave them eight perfect children," a recent show release states. "He's also an endlessly patient and kind father, who takes special pride in guiding his eldest son Anthony through life."
Evans — whose screen credits also include roles on The CW'sand in films like American Pastoral and The Boy — will join 's Anthony Bridgerton, who will be the focus of season 2.
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PEOPLE alsothat actress had joined the cast as Anthony's love interest Kate Sharma, a "smart, headstrong young woman who suffers no fools — Anthony Bridgerton very much included."
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Bridgerton's next installment will shift focus from the love story between Daphne () and Simon ( ) to Anthony's romance with Kate. It will be based on 's novel The Viscount Who Loved Me.
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In the book, Anthony sets out to marry the newest belle of the ton, Edwina (Charithra Chandran), only to be faced with her disapproving sister, Kate, who refuses to let him anywhere near her because of his reputation.
According to an, "Edwina has been taught by her older sister Kate to be the perfect debutante. She's kind-natured and endlessly endearing. But while she may be young and naïve, she also knows what she wants: a true love match."
In recentof the series' forthcoming season, Bailey, 33, was spotted with Ashley, 26. Filming a scene together, the two actors were seen attending a horse race alongside an array of other Bridgerton stars including as Colin Bridgerton, Luke Thompson as Benedict Bridgerton, as Eloise Bridgerton, Ruth Gemmell as Lady Violet Bridgerton and as Lady Danbury.
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Kathryn Drysdale — whosehas a dalliance with Anthony's younger brother, Benedict, in the series — recently told PEOPLE about her castmate Bailey, "Over here [in the U.K.], Jonathan Bailey is an award-winning actor. He's won the Olivier award. He's just extraordinary and will bring so much to his story."
"He's going to be mega, and I can't wait," she added.
Bridgerton is based on Quinn's popular book series, which follow the eight Bridgerton children, named alphabetically, on their quests for love, with the ever-watchful Lady Whistledown (voiced byin the series) keeping on eye on it all and reporting it in her society papers.
Bailey previously toldof season 2, "I feel like the campy, plush spectacle of the Bridgerton world is only going to get more pronounced in the best way possible." He added, "It's mad, and it's brilliant. There are also going to be a lot of brilliant characters introduced in this series — and it's not just Anthony that we're going to delve into."
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John Oliver concluded this Sunday's "Last Week Tonight" with a quick, but deep dive into how local car dealerships make their ads. And, spoiler alert, it turns out a lot of car salesmen are using the same ad copy. In tonight's show, John Oliver rejoiced in the eccentricity of the small-time car dealer — who have always been kind of expected to be wacky and eccentric, which is definitely made clear in some of their ads. For example, one ad featured the dealership owner saying a version of, "I'm in a pickle! My doctor told me to calm down before my heart explodes," before saying, "The only way for me to calm down is to help you get a nicer, newer car.