Shonda Rhimes on Creating Hit TV at Netflix, ‘Inventing Anna’ and Whether Regé-Jean Page Will Ever Return to ‘Bridgerton’

These are among the many reasons Rhimes has been selected as Variety’s Show Woman of the Year. Shonda Rhimes has launched TV superstars before — such as the entire cast of “Grey’s Anatomy,” led by Ellen Pompeo. But even she was caught off guard by the uproar earlier this year when Netflix and her company Shondaland announced that Regé-Jean Page, everyone’s favorite duke, was leaving … Continue reading Shonda Rhimes on Creating Hit TV at Netflix, ‘Inventing Anna’ and Whether Regé-Jean Page Will Ever Return to ‘Bridgerton’

‘Bridgerton’ S2 First Look Introduces New Character Kate Sharma

Whoo-hoo, I cannot wait!!! ~ V “Bridgerton” fans may not have Regé-Jean Page (aka Simon, the Duke of Hastings) to drool over, but Netflix is promising that they’ll be swept off their feet in Season 2— this time, by a romance between Anthony Bridgerton (Jonathan Bailey) and Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley). The “Sex Education” star and Bailey promised during a Tudum panel that, in spite of all … Continue reading ‘Bridgerton’ S2 First Look Introduces New Character Kate Sharma

From Dashing Duke to Hollywood Heartthrob: Regé-Jean Page Reflects on Life Beyond ‘Bridgerton’

Simon was this bomb of a one-season antagonist, to be reformed and to find his true self through Daphne. I think one of the bravest things about the romance genre is allowing people a happy ending. ~ Regé-Jean Page On a cloudless spring day in Los Angeles, Regé-Jean Page is posing on a rooftop. It’s sweltering outside, and that’s not accounting for Page’s signature smolder. … Continue reading From Dashing Duke to Hollywood Heartthrob: Regé-Jean Page Reflects on Life Beyond ‘Bridgerton’

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers Reign Supreme as Netflix Greenlights Bridgerton S3 & S4

The Shondaland duo on Bridgerton mania, building a streaming slate, and their 19-year partnership. Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers had no clue if Bridgerton would hit or flop on Netflix. “I was holding my breath, because I’m always holding my breath about everything,” Rhimes admitted last week. “Like are we going to stay straight-A students?” The cheeky costume drama, based on Julia Quinn’s Regency-era romance … Continue reading Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers Reign Supreme as Netflix Greenlights Bridgerton S3 & S4

Inside Rege-Jean Page’s ‘Bridgerton’ Departure

The breakout star from Netflix’s first Shonda Rhimes drama had a one-year deal and, sources say, turned down an opportunity to return in season two. Netflix’s Bridgerton sent shockwaves through its seemingly large fan base last week with the formal announcement that leading man Regé-Jean Page would not return for the second season of the Shondaland drama.Page originally signed on to the Regency England-set series … Continue reading Inside Rege-Jean Page’s ‘Bridgerton’ Departure

Bridgerton drops first look photos, reveals release date

Netflix has finally issued our invitation to the ball. Bridgerton follows the lives of the eight titular Bridgerton siblings, a wealthy family living in Regency England. Season 1 is based largely on Quinn’s first novel in the series, The Duke and I, tracking the story of Daphne Bridgerton (Phoebe Dynevor), as she embarks on a fake courtship with Simon, the Duke of Hastings (Regé-Jean Page). Beset by influence … Continue reading Bridgerton drops first look photos, reveals release date