Breakout star Regé-Jean Page, who plays the Duke of Hastings in the popular Netflix drama, has been selected to host Saturday Night Live on Feb. 20, NBC announced Saturday it will be Page’s hosting debut

The British actor is accompanied by musical guest Bad Bunny, who is currently nominated for two GRAMMYs. His latest album, El Ultimo Tour del Mundo, debuted on No 1 on the billboard 200

For his part, Page is currently nominated for a NAACP Image Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards

Based on Julia Quinn’s bestseller about 19th-century London society In the twentieth century, Bridgerton became one of Netflix’s best original series since it dropped out on Christmas Day Page and co-star Phoebe Dynevor, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, have since become the talk of the town

Bridgerton has already been recorded for the second season and is the first series from Shondaland under the multi-year Netflix contract of Shonda Rhimes It is created by the frequent contributor Van Dusen (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal)

Based on Quinn’s first Bridgerton novel, The Duke and I, the first season follows Daphne (Dynevor), the eldest daughter of the revered Bridgerton family, as she makes her debut in London society, hoping to get one Finding a match triggered by true love, but who also has to meet the approval of her eldest brother Anthony (Jonathan Bailey) after she was named crown jewel by Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel), she and others around her become the subject of a gossip paper the mysterious Lady Whistledown (voiced by Julie Andrews), who is causing a stir among friends, families and outsiders alike

In the meantime, the Duke of Hastings (page) unexpectedly returns to London, where he quickly becomes a hot commodity from mothers hoping to marry their daughters with the most respected bachelor in But the Duke, who is not interested in it has to settle down, soon finds herself with Daphne as they try to navigate the social season together

Season 2, which starts filming this spring, will likely be loosely inspired by Book 2 on The Viscount Who Loved Me, and focus on Anthony and his quest for love. Bailey recently spoke to ET about a To give a preview of what’s to come “It’s just getting more exciting, convoluted and sexier I think,” said the actor, adding that the series certainly “will push the boundaries in every direction” “But what he knows for sure is “That the story is going to be really exciting”

“I think Chris Van Dusen has this amazing ability to take Julia Quinn’s extraordinary books and her amazing worlds that she delicately filled with excitement and sexuality and he takes it to a whole different level,” he said as he did Was asked how closely the new season will match the narrative in the books “The fact that we pursue Anthony’s pursuit of love shows that you know there will definitely be some similarities”

Though Bailey was shy about whether fan favorite Kate Sheffield will play a major role in the new season, you can read between the lines, “After Anthony reads the second book, he’s going to be a very lucky man when he’s someone who is half as brilliant as Kate Sheffield ”

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