New Details from Rege-Jean Page’s ‘Bridgerton’ Exit Reveal It Was His Choice to Leave

A new report is giving some inside details into what led to Rege-Jean Page‘s exit from Bridgerton after just one season from the show.

As was previously reported, Rege‘s role as Simon Basset, aka the Duke of Hastings, was originally intended to only have a one-season arc.

The producers of the show always planned on the show following the arc of the book series, with each season covering one book from the series. The second book in the series is all about Anthony Bridgerton’s search for love and Simon doesn’t really play a role in that story.

After the success of the new Netflix series, which became the streaming service’s biggest debut ever, producers tried to get Rege to sign on for another season.

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