In my opinion, 2020 had exactly one saving grace: Bridgerton. The elaborately costumed, seductive period piece was just the thing to snap us out of our year-end funk when it was released in December. It was especially exciting here at Who What Wear, as we were lucky enough to do an exclusive interview and photoshoot with the star that had everyone talking: Regé-Jean Page, a.k.a the Duke of Hastings.
Sadly, however, Netflix just announced that Page will not resurrect his steamy character for Bridgerton season 2. Why? Because the next installment will follow the plot of the second book in the series, The Viscount Who Loved Me, which is centered around Daphne's brother, Lord Anthony Bridgerton, and his search for a wife.
You can count on the entire Bridgerton family returning in season 2, including Daphne, Anthony, Benedict, Colin, Eloise, and Francesca, as well as the all-important Lady Whistledown. The Bridgerton matriarch will also return, and based on the book, we expect the story to offer more insight into the death of the Bridgertons' father and its impact on Anthony. Plus, we will be introduced to two new characters, who have yet to be cast: sisters Kate and Edwina Sheffield.
"We’ll miss Simon’s presence onscreen, but he will always be a part of the Bridgerton family,” the show said in a statement. “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.” According to Page's new interview with Variety, we can take comfort in the fact that the actor knew his character's storyline would wrap up in season one.
While we eagerly await season 2, scroll down to revisit some of the best Bridgerton costumes.