Welcome to the Ton! While Ruby Stokes left midway through Bridgerton season 2 amid other commitments, the Netflix series has officially cast another star to take over the sixth sibling’s role.Hannah Dodd was announced as the new Francesca Bridgerton on Thursday, May 12, per a Deadline report before the regency drama confirmed the news.“The only thing the Ton loves more than a scandal is a celebration.
Do joyously welcome the newest member to the Bridgerton family,” Bridgerton’s official Twitter page wrote on Thursday, referring to the 26-year-old actress’ casting.During the first two seasons of the Netflix hit, the Lockwood & Co star briefly portrayed Francesca on the screen.
Amid sister Daphne’s (played by Phoebe Dynevor) debut in the social scene, Francesca left London to spend time with the family’s aunt and uncle in Bath, England.
Stokes’ Francesca briefly returned in season 2 in the first three episodes.“I love Francesca, but we lost her midway through Season 2,” showrunner Chris Van Dusen told TVLine in March, noting that the 21-year-old England native had a scheduling conflict during production. “After exhausting all other options, she unfortunately had to come out due to reasons beyond our control.Read more on usmagazine.com