Rege-Jean Page became famous for his role as “The Duke” in Bridgeton. The series became quite famous on the streaming platform. It gained millions of fans all around the world. Netflix recently confirmed that there is going to be a season 2 of the show. But, we are going to see different character’s stories in season 2 of the show. This means that Rege-Jean Page is not going to be part of season 2 of the show.
Fans are devasted by the news. Page’s character became famous on social media. Everyone gushed about how charming the actor is. The actor even got nominated for NAAC and SAG awards for his role. There are so many rumors about him playing James Bond in the next James bond movies. Page said this about his role in an interview:
“I think the internet thinks a lot of things, and that is one of the more pleasant ones so I can be pleased as far as that goes, But I don’t think it’s much more than that,” he added. “I’m very, very glad to have the badge. I’m glad to be in such wonderful company of people who have the badge. But it’s a badge.”
Why Rege-Jean Page is not returning?
The show is based on the novel of Julia Quinn. There are a total of eight books. Each book focuses on the story of each sibling.
Bridgerton’s official account tweeted a message from Lady Whistledown:
“While all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” Lady Whistledown wrote. We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, 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 what it has to offer – more intrigue and romance than my readers may be able to bear.”
The next season is going to focus on the love life of the eldest son “Anthony”. We will see what will happen between him and Kate Sharma. This is why Page is not returning for his role as Simon Basset. He only had a contract for season one of the shows. But, we will see Pheobe‘s character in the upcoming seasons. We might get to see Page in the next seasons. Fans are going to miss Page. But, we are excited to see what season 2 has in the store for us.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.