ACTOR Regé-Jean Page, who plays Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings in Bridgerton will not be returning for the second season.
The announcement was made on Friday that the actor will not be reprising his role for the second season of Netflix’s hit historical drama, “Bridgerton.”
The sad news to some came in the form of a note from the show’s Lady Whistledown character, posted on “Bridgerton’s” verified Twitter account.
Your Grace, it has been a pleasure. 💜🐝 pic.twitter.com/kX1nIG8pz7— Bridgerton (@bridgerton) April 2, 2021
“Dear Readers, 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,” the announcement read. “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” the post said.
However, the actor has said one of the reasons he originally joined the project was because he knew it would be short term.
Page has been one of the show’s breakout stars and recently won an NAACP Award for his portrayal of the Duke.