Bridgerton followers could also be distraught over the departure of season one’s breakout star, Regé-Jean Web page, however his determination to not seem in season two does not essentially imply we’ll by no means see Simon once more! Though Simon’s story principally wraps up within the first e book in Julia Quinn’s sequence of novels, he does nonetheless exist within the Bridgerton universe and seems as a minor character within the different books. The door is unquestionably large open, if everybody’s schedules and selections line up, for the Duke of Hastings to seem in season three or past.
Like most romance novel sequence, the Bridgerton books are extra of a loosely related anthology than a “sequence” in the way in which you would possibly usually consider a film or TV sequence. As an alternative of following the identical characters over an extended time period, every e book facilities on completely different characters. On this case, every of the eight Bridgerton siblings will get their very own e book — and, presumably, their very own season. Though the earlier characters are nonetheless round and make appearances, they beautiful a lot retreat into the background as soon as they’ve had their tales advised.
Though Bridgerton the TV sequence appears to be working a little bit more durable to combine the opposite siblings’ tales into every season, fairly than having them be tangential characters, it is nonetheless primarily the identical format. Simon and Daphne do proceed to point out up in the remainder of the Bridgerton books, however their story just isn’t foregrounded anymore, and their important arc is just about accomplished by the top of the primary e book (aka the primary season).
With that being stated, there’s completely no motive that, if each Web page and the present wished and had been in a position to make the scheduling work, Simon could not reappear in later seasons. He is a part of the Bridgerton household now, and he does pop up every so often in the remainder of the Bridgerton books, even a decade or so after his arrival because the sequence’s first romantic hero. If Web page wished to return, it is simple to think about the writers discovering methods to create new plots for Simon and Daphne, simply as they invented new, non-book storylines for different characters within the first season (and can presumably proceed to do in future seasons). It is all about what works greatest for each the actor and the present. However if you happen to’re lamenting by no means seeing the Duke of Hastings once more, I would not get too upset simply but!