Dear readers, we regret to inform you that Regé-Jean Page will not be returning for season two of Bridgerton. We repeat: the Duke of Hastings is not returning for the next season of the Shonda Rhimes Netflix series. On Friday, the one and only Lady Whistledown made the devastating announcement on Bridgerton‘s official Twitter account:
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. 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.
Page then reposted the tweet on his page, adding, “Pleasure and a privilege! An honour to be a member of the family — on and off screen, cast, crew and incredible fans — the love is real and will just keep growing.”
But fear not, my dear readers! This isn’t the last we’ve seen of Page, as he’s already set to appear in two other major projects. Keep reading to see where you can catch him next.