Rege-Jean Page’s departure left “ Bridgerton ” without a fundamental piece for the second season. The Duke of Hastings was one of the most beloved by the audience, who beyond knowing that the Julia Quinn novels on which the series is based focused on different characters, did not want to lose him. Fortunately, on Netflix, they found the perfect solution.
Deadline reported that the series created by Chris Van Dusen added key recruitment for what will be the second installment, which will be based on the novel “The Viscount Who Loved Me.” As is known, the story will focus on Anthony, who is played by Jonathan Bailey and will be involved in a love triangle with two sisters. However, it was necessary to add another seasoning to the mix.
The first installment of ” Bridgerton ” had anticipated that it could show the late patriarch of the family. Now, it has been confirmed who will be the actor responsible for giving life to Edmund Bridgerton. This is Rupert Evans, who could be seen in the Amazon series “The Man in the High Castle.” The appearance of this character could also suggest that a young version of Violet, his wife, will be seen.
In the ” Bridgerton ” saga, Edmund lost his life when he was just 38 years old when stung by a bee. This caused Anthony to become the new patriarch at 18 and was completely affected by it. The character was described as a perfect husband and father.
Broke the silence
After a while without talking about his departure, Rege-Jean Page explained why he left “ Bridgerton ”. When asked by Variety, he reported: “It was what it had to be. Simon was thought to be a bombshell antagonist during one of the seasons, be transformed, and find true love after Daphne. I think one of the bravest things about the romance genre is allowing the audience to have a happy ending. “