According to reports, the break-out star from season one of the hit Netflix period drama is lining up a possible return to the Ton.
Take this with a pinch of salt, but Regé-Jean Page is in talks to head back for 'Bridgerton' season three.
The biggest English-speaking Netflix series (well, until 'Stranger Things' de-throned it recently, now making it the second-biggest) launched at the tail end of 2020, and became a mega-hit thanks to its tantalising storylines and hot-blooded nature. The first season helped launched the global careers of pretty much all of the main cast, including our own Nicola Coughlan.
However, it was Page who caught viewers' attention for the Duke of Hastings' broody and stoic nature, not to mention his memorable sex scenes with Phoebe Dynevor (who plays Daphne in the series, his eventual wife).
But for all of his charm and good looks, Regé-Jean Page skipped out on 'Bridgerton' season two to the dismay of fans - but it seems Netflix is planning to make everything right with season three.
The 34-year-old is reportedly in talks to return to the period drama for the series' next outing, with reports suggesting that "dialogue" has happened between him and Shondaland, Shonda Rhimes' production company that produces the show.
A source told The Sun: "Regé-Jean was always very open about his intention to quit the show after the first season and to move on to other projects. But recently there has been a dialogue between him and the show’s bosses. Nothing has been formally agreed yet, but watch this space."
Before joining the show, Page enjoyed minor success on screen, playing roles on TV series such as 'Fresh Meat', 'Roots' and 'For The People'. He also starred in the post-apocalyptic movie 'Mortal Engines'. Since his stint on 'Bridgerton' however, he's bagged himself a starring role in Netflix's upcoming summer blockbuster 'The Gray Man', as well as being part of the star-studded cast of 'Dungeons & Dragons', set for release next year. He's also been a longtime contender for the next James Bond, if rumours are to be believed.
Season two of the Netflix hit, based on the series of novels by Julia Quinn, focussed on the oldest Bridgerton sibling Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) as he struggles to find a love match. Season three is expected to fast-forward through the novels and concentrate on the tumultuous relationship shared between Penelope (Coughlan) and Colin (Luke Newton) AKA #Polin.
Filming is due to get underway this summer, so expect 'Bridgerton' season three, with or without Regé-Jean Page, to hit Netflix in 2023.