Bridgerton followers could also be distraught over the departure of season one’s breakout star, Regé-Jean Page, however his resolution to not seem in season two would not essentially imply we’ll by no means see Simon once more! Although Simon’s story largely wraps up within the first guide 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 certainly vast 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 linked anthology than a “series” in the best way you would possibly usually consider a film or TV sequence. Instead of following the identical characters over a protracted time frame, every guide facilities on completely different characters. In this case, every of the eight Bridgerton siblings will get their very own guide — and, presumably, their very own season. Although the earlier characters are nonetheless round and make appearances, they stunning a lot retreat into the background as soon as they’ve had their tales advised.
Although Bridgerton the TV sequence appears to be working somewhat tougher 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 indicate up in the remainder of the Bridgerton books, however their story is just not foregrounded anymore, and their essential arc is just about accomplished by the tip of the primary guide (aka the primary season).
With that being stated, there’s completely no cause that, if each Page and the present needed and had been in a position to make the scheduling work, Simon could not reappear in later seasons. He’s a part of the Bridgerton household now, and he does pop up infrequently in the remainder of the Bridgerton books, even a decade or so after his arrival because the sequence’s first romantic hero. If Page needed to return, it is easy 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’s all about what works greatest for each the actor and the present. But if you happen to’re lamenting by no means seeing the Duke of Hastings once more, I would not get too upset simply but!