Bridgerton, Sex Education, Elite… These stars who left a Netflix series before the end

It is not uncommon for an actor or actress to leave a series before its conclusion, this is the case with those of Netflix which saw many of their stars leave before the end. Of The Bridgerton Chronicle at Elite Passing by Orange is the New Black.

The Bridgerton Chronicle

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If the first season of The Bridgerton Chronicle marked the spirit of the fans it is especially thanks to the duke of Hastings, Simon Basset. Played by Regé-Jean Page, he warmed the hearts of many viewers, but not only… Unfortunately, the actor decided not to return to season 2 of the Netflix series, and even proposed that another actor embodies his character, if Simon were to return in a future season. Yes, Regé-Jean Page is done with it Bridgerton.

Sex Education

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It was at the beginning of July 2022 that the announcement was made: Ola and Lily will not be returning in the fourth season of Sex Education. Patricia Allison and Tanya Reynolds are therefore leaving the Netflix series and will not resume their roles. The first entrusted : “I really enjoyed being in Sex Education, so, so much… but unfortunately, I won’t be joining the team for Season 4. Other opportunities have arisen. I did this for three years and absolutely loved it.”

Orange is the new black

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Three actors left Orange is the New Black without real explanation: Jason Biggs, who plays the ex-husband of Piper Chapman and who left at the end of season 2 (before returning for four episodes), Matt McGorry whose character disappeared at the start of season 3 , and Pablo Schreiber, the famous Pornstache, who stayed only two seasons. The Netflix series lasted a total of 7 seasons.

Elite

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In Elite also, the departures were numerous. Present from the first season, characters like Lu, Nano, Christian, Nadia or even Guzman left well before the end of the series, whose season 6 is soon expected. Miguel Herrán and Jaime Lorente, the two stars of Money Heistnotably left the series in season 2, Danna Paola, she left in season 3, while Mina El Hammani stopped at the start of the fourth.

The Crown

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The Crown tells the story of the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, from her youth to today. If Claire Foy and Matt Smith play Elizabeth and Philip in the first two seasons, there was no question for Netflix that we would age them to play the older characters. Other actors and actresses have therefore succeeded for the two roles, and the two young stars have left the series, in particular to leave the relay to Olivia Coleman and Tobias Menzies.

Narcos

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In the first two seasons of Narcos, agents Javier Pena (Pedro Pascal) and Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) are on the trail of Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura), and if Pedro Pascal is back in the third, this is not the case for Boyd Holbrook, who does not reprise his role as Steve. The reason for his departure has never really been explained.

Dear White People

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Finally, Jeremy Tardy, who played Rashid Bakr since the first episode of the series, left Dear White People well before the end. In a message published on facebookthe actor explained that Lionsgate is responsible for his departure: due to his experience with Lionsgate and their racially discriminatory practices“. And to add: I was offered to come back for several episodes, my team was informed that our counter-offer would not be considered and that the initial offer was “best and last”. This news was disturbing because a white colleague of mine – as a true ally – revealed that he too had received the same initial offer and was able to negotiate a much better counter-offer…”

Romain Cheyron

Romain Cheyron

Journalist – Head of News

Bridgerton, Sex Education, Elite… These stars who left a Netflix series before the end