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John Boyega wants to be a Part of Bridgerton, Taking Over from Rege-Jean Page


Bridgerton was the biggest show for Netflix coming out in December 2020. By the end of January, the show was seen by more than 80 million households and turned Rege-Jean Page into a superstar. There was no doubt season 2 was coming soon but it was revealed the Duke of Hastings was not coming back for more. Now, John Boyega is throwing his hat in the ring, to appear in the beloved Netflix show.

Shonda Rhimes created Bridgerton for Netflix, based on a series of books, as part of her 9-figure deal with the streaming giant. The series was based in Victorian London but it is far from what you expect to see in shows based in that time period. Race is not a thing in this world created by Shonda Rhimes and the colorful setting of the show was what set it apart the most.

Well, the central romance between the eldest Bridgerton daughter and Duke of Hastings was also a huge draw. Considering how many people were upset about Rege leaving after one season, it is safe to say fans wanted that core romance to continue. And since the former For the People has decided to leave, John Boyega wants to be introduced in a future season.

Star Wars Actor John Boyega wants to Dabble in Future Bridgerton Season

John Boyega starred in the now cult-classic Attack the Block, a British alien-invasion story that is getting a sequel after nearly a decade. But his call to fame at the international stage was in 2015 when the actor appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. John played Finn in all three parts of sequel trilogy and established himself as a leading man in Hollywood.

Since then, he has gone on to star in the Oscar nominated Katherine Bigelow film, Detroit. Play a father in a movie he produced, and more recently the actor is working on making the sequel to Attack the Block. Despite having his plate full with projects, the actor thinks he can make time for Bridgerton and take over from Rege-Jean Page as the new mysterious handsome British aristocrat.

John Boyega and Rege-Jean Page were on a roundtable discussion alongside other Chris Rock, Jonathan Majors, and Josh O’Connor when he broached the topic of Bridgerton. While the Star Wars actor joked at first, John still mentioned he would be perfect for the show. Being British also helps, and John just wants to me the new guy in the town.

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He said, “I’m trying to get that Bridgerton money, man. I need to wear them skintight. I need to be the new guy up in there. But, honestly, something like that. Give me a horse and lovely maiden and all of that.” While the actor is pitching himself for a role in Bridgerton, he also seems down with similar role in any other production.

The Netflix show was pretty unique and there can not be another of its kind but that does not mean John Boyega cannot play something similar. Dev Patel is playing the Green Knight in the upcoming similarly titled movie. Maybe the people from Downton Abbey need to call the actor to shake things up a bit in the second official movie.

Bridgerton season 2 is already filming and most of the cast is already finalized. They welcomed Sex Education actress as a love interest for the eldest Bridgerton son in recent months. Everyone is excited about the new season even though the flaming hot romance of the Duke and the Duchess will not be at the forefront.

You can stream the first season of Bridgerton on Netflix and season 2 is currently being filmed, there is no release date yet.

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Last modified: June 21, 2021