Regé-Jean Page reveals he isn't returning to Bridgerton Season 2

goss 06/04/2021

Fans of the Netflix period drama Bridgerton are saddened by the news that heartthrob and main character of Bridgerton Season 1 won't be returning for Season 2.

The actor told Variety that he will not be returning for the show's second season because he only signed on for the first.

Confirming the news on Instagram, Rege said: "It’s been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be your Duke. Joining this family - not just on screen, but off screen too. Our incredibly creative and generous cast, crew, outstanding fans - it’s all been beyond anything I could have imagined. The love is real and will just keep growing ❤️❤️❤️💫"

“It’s a one-season arc,” he explained to Variety about how the show’s producers pitched the role to him. “It’s going to have a beginning, middle, end — give us a year.”

Page said he was interested in this setup because “it felt like a limited series” to him.

“I get to come in, I get to contribute my bit and then the Bridgerton family rolls on,” he said.

Although fans will be sad to see him go, he further explained that “the audience knows the arc completes. They come in knowing that, so you can tie people in emotional knots because they have that reassurance that we’re going to come out and we’re going to have the marriage and the baby.”

Bridgerton, which is based on a series of romance novels, will focus on Anthony Bridgerton’s life in Season 2.