Rege-Jean Page, Bridgerton's breakout star, will not be returning for Season 2.


Phoebe Dynevor will nonetheless be involved with Netflix's Shonda Rhimes favored.

here is a Bridgerton surprise: breakout leading guy Regé-Jean page will not be returned for season of the Netflix hit.

sources say page had best a one-season deal and completed his contractual responsibility to the Shonda Rhimes-produced drama. The deal changed into in keeping with how producers, inclusive of Netflix, predicted Bridgerton before it premiered as every season will focus on a one of a kind certainly one of Julia Quinn's pleasant-promoting novels.

Season will attention on Anthony Bridgerton — played by Jonathan Bailey. Season will start production in early April. Fellow breakout Pheobe Deynevor will hold to appear in Bridgerton as Daphne Bridgerton and remains a essential part of the tale, as a devoted wife and sister, supporting her brother, Anthony, navigate the imminent social season and what it has to provide.

web page's Simon may also keep to stay on in the Bridgerton world, and will always be a part of the Bridgerton own family as Daphne's husband.

The show has also been a vital achievement. final week, page scored the series’ first performing prize, winning the NAACP photo Award for tremendous actor in a drama collection.

“This in reality is going out to all the great humans on our group who made something so specific,” web page said, accepting the award sincerely.

“it is the highest honor to represent us in the fullness of our splendor, of our glamour, of our beauty, of our royalty, of our romance, of our love,” he persevered. “it's far the best honor to represent that and to symbolize the human beings I do represent and i can do my absolute high-quality to be worthy of that.”

at the awards the front, the cast of “Bridgerton” is nominated for the screen Actors Guild Award for awesome overall performance in an ensemble in a drama series, whilst page is likewise nominated for a SAG Award for his man or woman overall performance.

Shondaland boss Shonda Rhimes posted a tribute to the actor on social media after news broke of the duke’s departure.

here's Netflix's remark via social within the tone of Bridgerton's female Whistledown: "expensive Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean web page, who so triumphantly performed the Duke of Hastings. We’ll leave out Simon’s presence onscreen, however he'll usually be a part of the Bridgerton own family. Daphne will stay a dedicated wife and sister, assisting her brother navigate the imminent social season and what it has to provide – extra intrigue and romance than my readers can be capable of bear. Yours simply, girl Whistledown."

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