Bridgerton: In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, producer and screenwriter Shonda Rhimes, creator of Bridgerton, said she was surprised by the reaction of fans of the series after the announcement of the departure of Regé-Jean Page. The actor, who left the production alleged creative divergences, was one of the protagonists of the 1st season.
As a result, many viewers felt betrayed by the screenwriters, as they would no longer have the infamous Duke of Hastings in attendance next season, and threatened to boycott Netflix’s period production.
“I was shocked because it usually only happens when I kill a character,” she admitted. Shonda Rhimes added that the character would remain alive in the universe of the series.
“[Regé-Jean] is an incredible actor and that means we did a good job,” she argued. “Each season, our mission is to find the right people to build an incredible romance that can change the world,” she said throughout the interview.
Bridgerton season 2 must faithfully follow Julia Quinn’s original novels
The Netflix series, which has garnered an audience since the last Christmas holiday, is based on a collection of period novels by writer Julia Quinn.
Thus, as previously announced by the producers, Bridgerton’s 2nd season will remain faithful to the books, highlighting the character Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey), who also stars in the second novel.
“I don’t know if I expected so many explosive reactions, given that each book [by Julia Quinn] is about different characters and novels,” she explained. “What would be the eternity that would follow? We gave them their happily ever after! And now we have this next couple coming, ”concluded the creator.
Bridgerton season 2 production is already underway on Netflix.