For a second time, the Gilded Age will return. HBO has ordered a second season of Julian Fellowes’ period drama Downton Abbey.
For the first time since Chernobyl, HBO had a better Monday night debut than any other series since January 24.
Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, and Christine Baranski feature in the nine-episode drama. It will air on March 21 for the season finale.
Co-produced by HBO and Universal Television, the show is an epic drama about New York City’s rich and famous in the 1880s.
When Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobsonfather ) dies in 1882, she and her aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Ada Brook) move from rural Pennsylvania to New York City to live with their old money aunts (Cynthia Nixon). Marian, an aspiring writer, finds herself entangled in a social conflict between her aunt, a scion of the old money set, and her ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Denée Benton), who are both attempting to make a name for themselves (Carrie Coon). What will Marian do when confronted with a world on the cusp of the modern era? Will she follow the rules of society or carve her own path?
Is The Gilded Age Officially Returning for a Second Season?
In February 2022, HBO announced that the show had been renewed. According to HBO senior VP of programming Francesca Orsi, “Julian Fellowes and the entire GILDED AGE family have totally enthralled us with their tale of late 19th century New York City excess”. This season’s cast and crew are “extraordinarily gifted,” and “we couldn’t be more excited to begin on a season two trip.”
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Release Date of “The Gilded Age”Season 2
There is no announced release date for The Gilded Age Season 2 as of yet. And it’s too soon to ask for one, given that Season 1 premiered in January and the final episode is scheduled to show on March 21, 2022. If all goes well, we could see The Gilded Age Season 2 sometime in 2023. However, the creators are the decision-makers, and it is entirely up to them when we will see Season 2.
— HBO PR (@HBOPR) February 14, 2022
Season Two Is Already in the Work.
Even before the show was officially renewed, the creators of The Gilded Age were already thinking about the show’s future.
As executive producer Gareth Neame said, “The truth is, the second season is always ready well before we know if it goes through or not.” “Because, you know, we have to start—the cameras have to start rolling as soon as we know we’re going ahead. As a result, you’ll want to get organized.”
As a result, he continued, “So we’re already brainstorming concepts for the second season.”
If the show is renewed, the director Salli Richardson-Whitfield says she has “all sorts of ideas and aspirations” for additional plots.
Christine Baranski Would Like to Resume Her Role as Agnes in the Future.
In order to film season two, it may be tough to find a time that works for everyone’s schedules with such a large cast (Carrie Coon! Cynthia Nixon! Audra McDonald!). However, Baranski, who portrays Agnes van Rhijn, the show’s grand dame, is very much interested.
Everyone hopes that it continues.” Assuming not, this is a fantastic run of 10 episodes. This story has a happy ending, but we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out. Before season two’s renewal was announced, she told T&C that if the show was picked up for a second season, she might have to split her time between filming The Gilded Age and The Good Fight.
“I could definitely, happily continue with this show and with these actors, and with this particular marvelous writer, Julian.” Although COVID and other factors make it unlikely that The Gilded Age would ever begin again, parallel lines are inevitable. However, I’m having what you may call a champagne problem.