BRIDGERTON star Rege-Jean Page won’t be returning to the Netflix drama for series two.
The Duke of Hastings actor was a huge hit with fans during the first season.
Why isn’t Bridgerton’s Rege-Jean Page in Season 2?
Page, 31, said it was always his plan to quit after season one.
Page took to Instagram to address his role on the show.
“The ride of your life,” he wrote in his post.
“It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be your Duke. To become part of this family – not only on screen but also off screen,” he wrote.
He concluded his post by saying, “Love is real and will just keep growing.”
Netflix has confirmed that Rege-Jean will not be returning to the show, releasing a statement written in Bridgerton-era style.
It read: ‘Dear readers, while all eyes are on Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest for a Viscountess, we bid farewell to Regé-Jean Page who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings.
“We will miss Simon’s presence on screen but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.
“Daphne will remain a devoted wife and sister, helping her brother navigate the upcoming social season and all that it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers can stomach.”
“Sincerely, Lady Whistledown.”
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What did Rege-Jean Page say?
He told Variety: “It’s a one season arc. It will have a beginning, a middle and an end – give us a year.
“That’s interesting,” because then it felt like a limited series. I can come in, I can do my part and then the Bridgerton family rolls on.
Speculation soon began that Page Daniel Craig would replace James Bond as the suave British spy.
Bookmakers have lowered the odds that he will be revealed as the next James Bond after Daniel Craig.
In January 2022 he was the favorite to bag the part and sat slightly ahead of Tom Hardy in the race.
Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Bridgerton and Bond fans have quickly put 2+2 together and the odds are that Rege-Jean Page is a serious contender for donning the famous 007 tuxedo anytime soon.”
The actor appeared on Graham Norton in February (2021) and refused to deny that he was aiming for the film role.
He said, “Bridgerton is the only ‘B’ word I’m allowed to say – I’m not going to talk about the other ‘B’ words!”
What happens in Bridgerton Season 2?
Filming for the second series began in April 2021 and ended in November of the same year.
The story focuses on Andrew Bridgerton, played by Jonathan Bailey.
While Page may not reprise his role as the Duke of
Hastings, the show continues from the books by Julia Quinn.
The book series functions as an anthology of sorts, following the romantic aspirations of various siblings and individuals in the Bridgerton family.
The second novel, titled The Viscount Who Loved Me, focuses on Anthony, played by Jonathan Bailey.
The new episodes of the series will introduce fan-favorite characters like Kate Sharma, as well as the return of the Duchess herself, Daphne.
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