Here's What Rege-Jean Page Is Doing Next After Leaving Bridgerton

Regé-Jean Page captivated audiences around the world with his portrayal of Simon Basset in Netflix's regency-era hit "Bridgerton." The actor was deemed by many fans to be one of the show's breakout stars. However, Page felt that viewers weren't initially sold on his casting due to the physical differences between himself and the character described in the original novels on which the series is based (via Insider).

Page's uneasiness about playing Basset didn't last long, however. The actor would eventually reach worldwide stardom from the show, even going on to host "Saturday Night Live" to much fanfare, per Variety

Sadly, fans were shocked to learn that Page would not be returning for the show's second season, and the reason for his departure seemed to be down to creative differences. "Regé is not coming back to 'Bridgerton' because of creative differences with [executive producer] Shonda Rhimes and her team," one source told Page Six.

While fans may be heartbroken that their favorite character will no longer be on the show, the actor has plenty more up his sleeve. 

Regé-Jean Page is making the move to the silver screen

According to Variety, Regé-Jean Page was recently cast in the forthcoming movie based on Dungeons & Dragons. This will be the first role Page has taken on since making a splash in Netflix's "Bridgerton." The film is set to be a fanstasy flick based on the hugely-popular game, and will also star the likes of Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, and Justice Smith, among others. 

Meanwhile, the actor has even more roles in the pipeline that fans can start looking forward to, E! News reported. Netflix recently announced that he will be starring alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans in a new thriller titled "The Grey Man," which is based on the 2009 novel of the same name. 

If news of the actor's latest gigs weren't exciting enough for fans, rumors have also been swirling that Page could be taking over the iconic role of James Bond when Daniel Craig steps down (via The Express).