Regé-Jean Page Will Not Return For Season 2 Of 'Bridgerton'
Written by BET on April 2, 2021
Followers of the Netflix sequence Bridgerton could also be shocked by who will likely be part of the solid subsequent season. In response to sources, Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, performed by Regé-Jean Page, is not going to be returning for the second season.
Netflix, together with Shondaland, introduced on Friday that star Regé-Jean Web page’s character wouldn’t seem on the present’s upcoming second season, in accordance with a posting from Lady Whistledown.
“Expensive Readers, whereas all eyes flip to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to discover a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Web page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings,” the message started.
“We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll at all times be part of the Bridgerton household,” it reads. “Daphne will stay a faithful spouse and sister, serving to her brother navigate the upcoming social season and what it has to supply – extra intrigue and romance than my readers might be able to bear.”
For these accustomed to Julia Quinn novels, from which the sequence was tailored, you type of noticed this coming. The arc of Basset’s storyline reaches its climax in “The Duke and I.”
Fortunately, Web page, who not too long ago gained an Picture Award for Excellent Actor, already knew about ending his position within the sequence as he was solely contracted for a 12 months.
“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a starting, center, finish – give us a 12 months,” Web page says, recalling his preliminary conversations with the sequence producers. “[I thought] ‘That’s attention-grabbing,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted sequence. I get to return in, I get to contribute my bit, after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.”
“One of many issues that’s totally different about this [romance] style is that the viewers is aware of the arc completes,” he added. “They arrive in understanding that, so you possibly can tie folks in emotional knots as a result of they’ve that reassurance that we’re going to return out and we’re going to have the wedding and the newborn.”
Whereas followers of the present and Web page particularly could also be desirous about transferring on to the subsequent present, the actor believes that the very best is but to return from ‘Bridgerton.’
“I’ve nothing however pleasure for ‘Bridgerton’ persevering with to steam practice off and conquer the globe,” he says. “However there’s additionally worth in finishing these arcs and sticking the touchdown.”
In response to Woman Whistledown’s submit, the present’s second season will deal with the oldest of the Bridgerton clan, Anthony (performed by Jonathan Bailey), and his quest for love which is predicated on the second ebook in Quinn’s sequence, titled “The Viscount Who Cherished Me.”
Though Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, is not going to seem in season two, he’ll at all times be in our hearts and reminiscences.
(Photograph by Getty Photographs/Getty Photographs for NAACP Picture Awards)