Life goes on for the Duke of Hastings. Regé-Jean Page stepped out in North Hollywood, California, after he announced he wouldn’t be returning for season 2 of Bridgerton.
The 31-year-old actor stored it informal in black pants and a decent white T-shirt on Friday, April 2, as he made his option to a automotive with a suitcase in hand. Shortly earlier than the sighting, which was captured by the Daily Mail, Web page trended on social media when Netflix confirmed he wouldn’t be featured on season 2 of the beloved sequence.
“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 streaming service wrote in an announcement within the voice of Bridgerton’s nameless narrator, Girl Whistledown. “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, however he’ll at all times be part of the Bridgerton household. Daphne [Phoebe Dynevor] will stay a loyal 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. Yours actually, Girl Whistledown.”
Web page later instructed Selection that he never planned to return for season 2.
“It’s a one-season arc. It’s going to have a starting, center, finish – give us a 12 months,” he stated on Friday, noting that Shondaland producers pitched him the sequence as a one-season gig. “[I thought] ‘That’s fascinating,’ as a result of then it felt like a restricted sequence. I get to come back in, I get to contribute my bit, after which the Bridgerton household rolls on.”
Netflix picked up Bridgerton for season 2 in January, one month after the present began streaming and shortly grew to become one of the crucial well-liked sequence of all time. The sophomore season will concentrate on Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey).
“The experience of a life time,” Web page wrote on Friday through Instagram. “It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Becoming a member of this household – not simply on display screen, however off display screen too. Our extremely artistic and beneficiant forged, crew, excellent followers – it’s all been past something I might have imagined. The love is actual and can simply continue to grow ❤️❤️❤️💫.”
The forged of Bridgerton is about to reunite (just about) on the 2021 SAG Awards on Sunday, April 4. Along with their nomination for ensemble drama forged, Web page is up for Excellent Efficiency by a Male Actor in a Drama Sequence.