Following within the footsteps of John Travolta, Shelly Lengthy, Mischa Barton, David Caruso and different TV stars who left their hit exhibits early for large display stardom, it has been introduced immediately that breakout star Regé-Jean Web page is not going to return for Season 2 of Netflix’s hit Shondaland interval drama Bridgerton. The Duke of Hastings is formally saying goodbye, as Regé-Jean Web page traces up just a few blockbuster film prospects for the long run.
Shondaland made the announcement alongside Netflix, with Regé-Jean Page himself bidding farewell on Instagram. The information was first revealed in a press release from Girl Whistledown, which acknowledged the next.
“Pricey 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. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll all the time be part of the Bridgerton household. 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 could possibly bear.”
Bridgerton relies on a collection of Julia Quinn novels, with The Duke of Hastings’ story principally wrapping up within the first guide ‘The Duke and I’. Regé-Jean Web page knew his time on this sprawling story was restricted, so it didn’t come as a shock to the actor when he was not introduced again, although his character has develop into extraordinarily well-liked with audiences.
Web page admits that the short-term dedication of taking part in The Duke of Hastings added to the enchantment of taking the job, although he didn’t foresee his character turning into such a breakout hit. The actor had this to say to Selection.
“It is a one-season arc. It will have a starting, center, finish – give us a 12 months. [I thought] ‘That is attention-grabbing,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted collection. I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.”
The actor notes that Bridgerton was envisioned as an anthology of types. Every guide within the collection is devoted to a special sibling’s love story. And this presents ample alternative for yet one more younger up and coming actor to interrupt out and discover fame as Web page did along with his function as Simon.
“One of many issues that’s totally different about this [romance] style is that the viewers is aware of the arc completes. They arrive in figuring out that, so you may tie individuals in emotional knots as a result of they’ve that reassurance that we’ll come out and we’ll have the wedding and the infant.”
Regé-Jean Web page was solely ever contracted for one season of the hit Netflix drama. Simon’s story with Daphne got here to its conclusion, with their love story ending within the delivery of their first youngster. Web page goes onto say this about leaving the present.
“I’ve nothing however pleasure for Bridgerton persevering with to steam prepare off and conquer the globe. However there’s additionally worth in finishing these arcs and sticking the touchdown.”
Netflix experiences that 82 million households have watched Bridgerton since season one debut on Christmas day. Regé-Jean Web page posted a goodbye photograph on Instagram, which you’ll try beneath together with a particular farewell message.
“The Trip of a Lifetime. It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Becoming a member of this household – not simply on display, however off display too. Our extremely inventive and beneficiant forged, crew, excellent followers – it is all been past something I may have imagined. The love is actual and can simply continue to grow”
Shonda Rhimes, who has a serious take care of Netflix and oversees the favored collection, additionally provided a goodbye message to her Duke. She had this to say about dropping such a prized member of the forged.
“Bear in mind: the Duke isn’t gone. He is simply ready to be binge watched over again. #ShondalandMenOnNetflixAreForever
Bridgerton Season 2 might be following Anthony and his quest for love. The character is the oldest of the Bridgerton clan, along with his story based mostly on the second novel in Quinn’s guide collection titled ‘The Viscount Who Liked Me’. These new episodes might be introducing fan-favorite character Kate Sharma, giving actress Simone Ashley a giant change to develop into the subsequent breakout star from the collection. Phoebe Dynevor’s Daphne Bridgerton, who’s now Duchess of Hastings, will return for brand new episodes, even when her on-screen husband, Regé-Jean Web page’s Simon, isn’t seen once more. His spirit will linger shut by.
Regé-Jean Web page has fairly just a few blockbuster tasks ready within the wings. He has already wrapped filming on Netflix’s greatest film but, starring alongside Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling within the spy thriller The Grey Man. He then strikes right into a starring function within the new Dungeons and Dragons film. This preliminary report got here from Variety.