Wicked: Director Chu Confirms ‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey Has Been Cast

Wicked: M. Chu Confirms ‘Bridgerton’ Star Jonathan Bailey Has Been Cast

Bailey will star alongside the previously announced Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo in the Universal film.

Bailey is a recurring lead in the Netflix Bridgerton series, where he plays Anthony Bridgerton, and has also appeared onstage, most recently in the West End production of Mike Bartlett’s play Cock. He’s also appeared in musicals, including the 2019 West End revival of Company. He will play Fiyero in Wicked.

Chu followed up on Twitter to confirm Wednesday, writing, “He’s perfect, they’re perfect. They’d be perfect together. Born to be forever….. I am too excited to pretend this hasn’t been happening. We have a Fiyero!”

Erivo is starring as Elphaba and Grande is starring as Glinda.

Universal has been developing the film since 2004.

The movie, adapted from the novel by Gregory Maguire, is a prequel to The Wizard of Oz and follows the school-age friendship between Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, and Glinda the Good Witch.

Fiyero is the main love interest in the story.