The wait will still be long, but there are plenty of behind-the-scenes rumors: the latest statements give fans hope for a big comeback
Bridgerton is one of the most successful romantic TV series of the past season. Fans have become passionate about the story. The strengths of this TV series based on Julia Quinn's novels are countless: a captivating plot, captivating characters, and a brilliant and diverse cast. Another element of fascination is the setting of Bridgerton: a utopian age of English regency.
The second season of Bridgerton is currently in production although it has suffered slowdowns and suspensions due to contagions within the team. There have been countless indiscretions over the months. Fans were beyond delighted when showrunner, Chris Van Dusen, showed previews of Bridgerton's second chapter. Fan curiosity is growing - a major character may be returning to the stories. What we know that is the series faithfully follows the style of narration of the novels of Quinn and that, each of the books, tells the story of the eight brothers of Bridgerton.
The return of the Duke of Hastings
Regé-Jean Page, the actor who plays the Duke of Hastings, at the beginning of this 2021, after a long post on his social, said goodbye to the series champion of views. Fans were disappointed by those words. In fact, both Bridgerton's production company, Shondaland and Netflix, tried to change Page's mind by offering him an astronomical amount of money for a guest star appearance. He flatly refused. Era aprile.
Un ritorno del Duca di Hastings nella seconda stagione di Bridgerton sarebbe strano: stravolgerebbe la storia dei libri. Il primo infatti è dedicato a Daphne, nel secondo il personaggio principale è Anthony, il terzo Benedict, il quarto Colin, il quinto Eloise, il sesto Francesca e il settimo di Hyacinth e l’ottavo di Gregory. Nel secondo Simon e Daphne dunque non dovrebbero proprio esserci per seguire il filo conduttore usato nei romanzi.
La speranza si riaccende
Recentemente la speranza di un ritorno di Regé-Jean Page in un cameo del Duca di Hastings ha ripreso vigore. La volontà dell’attore di chiudere completamente con il Duca pare essere cambiata e si è aperto uno spiraglio. Durante un’ intervista in cui gli chiedevano espressamente di un suo possibile ritorno, per una breve apparizione, Page ha aperto alla speranza con una risposta dubbia: "Sai, che non posso dirtelo!". He later added "how wonderful it can be to be surprised with something unexpected!". Definitely enigmatic answers that need to be interpreted.
The mysterious words of Regé-Jean Page make fans think well, with hope. Bridgerton's second season is being worked on, but the series is expected to be renewed until the fourth. To understand what will be the future of one of the most beloved characters of the series we await further updates in the coming weeks.