‘Bridgerton’ fans go berserk as Simon the movie’s main character, will not be participating in the second season of the hit show ‘Bridgerton.’
The news comes ironically the day after April Fools via an Instagram post made to the show’s official Instagram account. In the statement, the ‘Bridgerton’ account confirms Rene-Jean’s departure:
“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.”
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.