fans of Bridgerton they had plenty of time to mourn the departure of the Duke of Hastings from Rege-Jean Page which was announced last spring.
But now that the second season has finally dropped, viewers may notice that a second main cast member is largely absent from the new episodes.
Reference was made to Francesca from ruby stokesthe sixth daughter of Bridgerton, during the first season, but remained off screen until the last episode. That final appearance was intended to give Francesca a much larger role in season two. But it was not like that. Francesca appears in the first three episodes of the season, but then disappears from the narrative.
So… Why isn’t Francesca in Bridgerton Season 2?
“I love Francesca, but we lost her in the middle of the second season“, said to TVLine executive producer and showrunner Chris Van Dusen. “After exhausting all other options, unfortunately it had to go out for reasons beyond our control. Maybe season three will be the charm.”
Specifically, Stokes had a pre-existing commitment to another Netflix series, Lockwood & Co, where he plays the title role. Her filming schedule on that show clashed with Bridgerton, and it seems the two productions were unable to coordinate a solution.
In any case, Francesca will not take center stage for several more seasons. The series takes inspiration from Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series of books, where each book focuses on a different Bridgerton brother. As the sixth-eldest child, Francesca is the protagonist of the sixth book, When He Was Wicked, and presumably Season 6 as well. So, Stokes could very well return to reprise the role as her character becomes more prominent.
Will there be more seasons of Bridgerton?
Netflix It has already renewed Bridgerton for seasons three and four, an unusual move for the platform, famous for canceling shows after two seasons. So as long as the show maintains its fanbase, all of the Bridgertons should get their moment in the spotlight.