Harshita Alok Sharma
Eight episodes of Bridgerton were enough to make audiences fall in love with the Duke of Hastings. Shonda Rhimes’ Regency-set romance that premiered on Netflix last Christmas featured dreamy romances, swoony accents and elaborate costumes. Those who were entranced by the show could not wait for the second season, but were left heartbroken when it was announced that Regé-Jean Page will not be part of the series anymore.
Page, starring as Simon Bassett - the Duke of Hastings - was easily one of the biggest attractions of the show. The series has been renewed for three new seconds, with the second season in the works, but fans are sure to miss Page. If you’re wondering what to watch to get over your pain of not being able to watch the Duke of Hastings smirk, we have a list of shows that will help you get your fill of Royalty and historical drama/romance.