“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,” Adding, “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.” Talk about bombshell y’all!
The news has sent social media users into a frenzy, with many questioning if the show will still have the same appeal as it did in Season 1. According to Deadline, sources have revealed that Rene-Jean was only contracted for 1 season, and the initial plan was to only have ‘The Duke of Hastings’ for the one season. Despite his surprising departure, it seems Rege-Jean’s character, ‘Simon’ will continue to be mentioned within the plot. On the bright side, Rege-Jean did just receive an NAACP award for Best Actor in a Drama Series. Roommates, now that the cat’s out of the bag, will you still be tuning into the show? Let us know your thoughts!
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