Regé-Jean Page's character arc was basically completed when the first season ended; Simon Basset did not appear in the second season, its focus shifting to the relationship between Kate Sharma and Anthony Bridgerton. After enjoying immense success in the first season, Regé-Jean Page was, it turns out, quite okay with this creative decision. As he said in the interview for Variety:
"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."
Shonda Rhimes, the creative mastermind behind 'Bridgerton', was clear enough in her Variety piece:
"Regé was just doing what his character was written to do — ride off, alive, into his happily ever after".
The whole concept of 'Bridgerton' is a bunch of different storylines – each season is centered around one of the siblings; we've seen Daphne and Anthony stories so far, and so in the third season it's going to be someone else's time to shine. This effectively means that the chances of Regé-Jean Page actually returning to 'Bridgerton' season 3 at least in some capacity are pretty slim.
This summer we will see Regé-Jean Page in Netflix's 'The Gray Man' – 'Bridgerton' star joins a pretty impressive cast of actors including Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling with the premiere set on Netflix on July 22.
Next he'll be seen in 'Dungeons and Dragons' adaptation with Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez and Hugh Grant. The movie, currently in post-production, is slated to premiere in 2023. As for 'Bridgerton', season 3 is currently expected to start filming this summer and premiere sometime in spring of 2023.