While fans may be disappointed that their favorite Duke of Hastings will no longer feature in “Bridgerton,” one fan applauds Regé-Jean Page for departing the show on the right foot.
“I believe he was incredibly clever to let the excellence alone,” the Emmy-nominated producer commented.
“What I liked about the first season was that we were going to build this tremendous, thrilling, fantastic relationship,” said Rhimes, 51, before comparing it to other long-running programs. “For once on television, they’d get to live happily ever after instead of — well, you know!”
“In-network television, you have to come up with 15 years of why a couple has to be separated,” Rhimes explained, possibly in a subtle allusion to “Grey’s Anatomy,” where the show’s protagonist lost multiple loves over the years.
And, while she’s pleased that a favorite character has a happy ending, she’s also happy with how the internet erupted over Page’s departure.
Since Netflix renewed “Bridgerton” for future seasons, she implied that the door will always remain open for Page.