The Netflix series “Bridgerton” is returning to Netflix soon with Season 2. Now producer Shonda Rhimes said she was optimistic about Rege-Jean Page’s decision to leave the series.
In season 1 of the historical drama “Bridgerton”, Rege-Jean Page starred as Simon Basset. Shonda Rhimes, the producer of the series, praised Page’s decision to leave the series. Rhimes considers it unlikely that the actor will ever return to his role as Simon Basset.
The Netflix series “Bridgerton” has meanwhile ended the production of season 2. In the new episodes, Rege-Jean Page will not return as Simon Basset, Duke of Hastings. The actor had left the series after season 1 as planned to pursue other projects.
“I signed up for this one beautiful story, this completed storyline,” said Page. Producer Rhimes praised Page’s decision to US magazine Variety: “I can’t blame him for that. I think he was very wise to leave perfection in perfection.”
Since there are eight Bridgerton siblings, there should also be eight seasons of the Netflix series. But, according to Shonda Rhimes, Rege-Jean Page will not be seen again in any of them.
Simon’s wife, Daphne, will be part of the new episodes and support her brother Anthony searching for true love.
Season 2 of “Bridgerton” should appear in 2022 on streaming services. You can find out everything you need to know about the new episodes of the historical drama from us.
Bridgerton Season 2: Do We Have An Exact Release Date?
Previously, Netflix decided to renew the historical drama ‘Bridgerton’ for a second season on January 21. The show was also renewed for Season 3 and 4 despite the second not getting filmed yet. The show’s second season kicked off its filming in Spring 2021 but was later halted in July due to the Coronavirus pandemic. At the time, fans were looking forward to watching the second season on Christmas 2021, but in September 2021, Netflix revealed in its TUDUM event that the second season won’t be released anytime before 2022.
Bridgerton Season 2: Which New Characters Will Be Coming?
The second season of Bridgerton will mark the arrival of many familiar faces in new characters. This primarily includes Simone Ashley (Sex Education) as Kate Sharma.
Moreover, four new characters have been reportedly added to the cast members of Bridgerton Season 2. These include:
- Charithra Chandran as Edwina Sharma, Kate’s younger sister.
- Shelley Conn as Lady Mary Sharma, Kate and Edwina’s mother.
- Calam Lynch as Theo Sharpe
- Rupert Young as Jack