Bridgerton's Regé-Jean Page won't return for season 2

The actor only ever signed on to appear in one season.

The breakout star of Netflix’s mega-hit Bridgerton Regé-Jean Page will not appear in its upcoming second season. 

The show’s official Twitter account confirmed the news by posting a statement in the style of the show’s anonymous gossip columnist Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews). 

Page was only ever contracted to appear in the show’s first season, which is based off of the first book in Julia Quinn’s best-selling Bridgerton series The Duke and I

Phoebe Dynevor will continue to appear as Daphne Bridgerton/Hastings however “remaining a devoted wife and sister.” 

Each Bridgerton novel focuses on a different sibling in the titular aristocratic family as they search for love in Regency-era London. 

The highly-anticipated season 2 will shift its focus to the eldest brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) who finds himself torn between his betrothed Edwina Sharma (Charithra Chandran) and her older sister Kate Sheffield (Simone Ashley).  

Liar’s Shelley Conn, Calam Lynch, and Rupert Young are also set to join the cast

Since appearing in Bridgerton, Page has shot to worldwide fame. He recently hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and has landed roles in the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons adaptation and Netflix’s The Gray Man alongside Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling.  

The first season of Bridgerton is available to stream on Netflix now. 

Source: Deadline

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