Not the end? After playing Simon Basset in Bridgerton‘s first season, Regé-Jean Page explained that he was ready to move on — but is his decision permanent?Viewers quickly fell in love with Page and his character, the Duke of Hastings, when season 1 of the Netflix drama premiered in December 2020.
His streamy onscreen romance with Phoebe Dynevor‘s Daphne Bridgerton wrapped up when the couple worked out their issues and welcomed their son, Augie, in the season finale.While fans were looking forward to more scenes between Simon and Daphne in future seasons, Netflix later announced that Page would not be reprising his role.“Dear Readers, while all eyes turn to Lord Anthony Bridgerton [Jonathan Bailey]’s quest to find a Viscountess, we bid adieu to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” the network tweeted via its official social media account in April 2021. “We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family.
Daphne [Phoebe Dynevor] 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.Read more on usmagazine.com