The ‘Bridgerton’ Family Just Got a New Addition, with This Actor Signing on for Season 2

While we're still not over the fact that Regé-Jean Page won't be returning for season two of Bridgerton, it looks like there will be a new addition to the Bridgerton family.

In a press release from Netflix, it was announced that Charmed actor Rupert Evans will be joining the cast as Edmund Bridgerton, the patriarch of the titular family. However, if you're just as obsessed with Bridgerton as we are, then you probably noticed that father has passed away by the beginning of season one and the children are all raised by their widowed mother, Violet (played by Ruth Gemmell).

Well, although it is still unclear what Evans's role will be in the series, we are assuming that he will appear in the form of flashbacks (or maybe even as a ghost?). But, only time will tell.

In the series of books by Julia Quinn from which Bridgerton is adapted, it is revealed that the Bridgerton patriarch died from an allergic reaction to a bee sting. However, the TV series has not followed Quinn's books exactly, so it'll be interesting to see if the writers maintain this narrative.

The introduction of Edmund Bridgerton will coincide with the story of Anthony Bridgerton (played by Jonathan Bailey), who will be the focus of season two. Anthony, the eldest child, was forced to take on the responsibility of the family once his father died, so it's fitting that this character will soon become a larger part of the story, as Anthony searches for his true love.

Filming just began for season two earlier this month and we can't emphasize how excited we are for more Regency-era romance.

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Joel Calfee

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...
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