Will Regé-Jean Page be in the Bridgerton spin-off?

Netflix has just massively expanded the Bridgerton universe, and fans of 19th-century romantic drama should be amazed. Season 1 of the original show was followed by Daphne (Phoebe Dynover), the eldest daughter of the opulent Bridgerton family, who makes her debut in the marriage market.

Determined to find a love match in her husband, Daphne enlists her older brother’s closest friend, Simon, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page), as a pseudo-contender for help. However, the couple don’t expect to fall in love with each other.

Now Netflix has announced that the popular show will also receive a spin-off series along with at least three other seasons of Bridgerton.

Julia Quinn ‘Bridgerton’ series on Netflix with Rege Jean Page as Simon Basset and Phebe Dynevor as Daphne | Liam Daniel / Netflix

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What is the Bridgerton spin-off about?

In Bridgerton, Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) is a major player in the marriage market who loves to bet on the love games for her own pleasure. It is loosely based on a real queen. Now, Netflix will tell Queen Charlotte her own story in a limited series.

The Bridgerton spin-off will record the rise and love life of a young Queen Charlotte, according to The Hollywood Reporter. A young Violet Bridgerton (Ruth Gemmell) and Lady Danbury (Adjoa Andoh) will also be there.

Shonda Rhimes will serve as executive producer on the new show, as well as Shondaland partner Betsy Beers and director / actress Tom Verica.

Hail to the Queen!

We are happy to announce that we are expanding the Bridgerton Universe with a limited edition series that tells the story of the making of Queen Charlotte. The series will also feature young Violet Bridgerton and young Lady Danbury pic.twitter.com/nshBfETMdN

– Netflix (@netflix) May 14, 2021

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Why isn’t Regé-Jean Page returning for ‘Bridgerton’ season two?

Amid the news of the split, Bridgerton season two is already in production. Season 2 is based on Julia Quinn’s second Bridgerton novel, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which is about the oldest Bridgerton sibling. “Lord Anthony Bridgerton intends to dominate the social season,” Netflix said in its renewal statement.

Although fans expected the story of Daphne and Simon to take a step back, no one expected Page not to repeat his role. “Dear Readers, while all eyes are on Lord Anthony Bridgerton’s search for a Viscountess, we bid farewell to Regé-Jean Page, who so triumphantly played the Duke of Hastings,” Bridgerton’s official tweeted. “We will miss Simon’s presence on screen, but he will always be part of the Bridgerton family.

Although Page initially only signed a contract for one season of Bridgerton, he reportedly turned down $ 50,000 per episode to return. However, it appears that the actor wants to focus on his other projects, including Netflix’s The Gray Man.

Your Grace was so excited that I finally arrived at his residence, but today I drove across the square sadly that Your Grace was not there. pic.twitter.com/LZDBt4vbyH

– Bridgerton (@bridgerton) February 23, 2021

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Will Regé-Jean Page be in the Bridgerton spin-off?

With Page focused on his film roles like Dungeons and Dragons and the Bridgerton spin-off set several decades before the events of the original series, the actor is very unlikely to appear in the spin-off.

However, with nine books in Quinn’s Bridgerton franchise and many more seasons of the original show already lit in green, it is possible that Page will make a surprise appearance in the future.

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