Gilded Age Season 2: In February 2022, HBO told people that the show would be back. Francesca Orsi, executive VP of programming at HBO, said, “Julian Fellowes and the whole GILDED AGE family have completely captivated us with their story of New York City’s wealth in the late 1800s.” “Our partners at Universal Television and I couldn’t be more excited to start season two with this incredibly talented team.”
Gilded Age Season 2 Synopsis
Louisa Jacobson, Meryl Streep’s daughter, played Marian Brook in Season 1. Marian traveled from rural Pennsylvania to live with her rich aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Marian’s old money aunts disdained outsiders and laughed at the nouveau richer. Agnes and Ada were annoyed by railroad billionaire George Russell (Morgan Spector) and his “ambitious” wife Bertha (The Sinner’s Carrie Coon), who brazenly sought to social climb.
Bertha was often ignored by her peers, while George had his own struggles. He was set up by people who wanted him to fail after numerous railroad workers died. Bertha and George finally made progress on March 21 when they tricked their rich classmates, Agnes and Ada, into attending their party.
Marian’s allegiance to her family, Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), and the status quo were tested during the season. Also, marriage. Who Marian marries and why – for money or love — was a key narrative issue in the first season, despite her courtship and elopement plans with Tom Raikes (Thomas Cocquerel). On March 21, he cheated on Marian and ghosted her on their wedding day, ending their engagement.
The emotional climax set up Marian’s second season love narrative. She already has Larry (Harry Richardson) in her sights, which won’t sit well with her aunts. Peggy had season-long insights. Her secret was revealed: she was married and had a stillborn kid. Peggy discovered her kid is alive at the conclusion. She’s after him. Peggy’s hunt for her lost kid might be explored in Season 2.
George and Bertha Russell have a footing among Manhattan’s elite, but it may be unstable. Fans will have to see how they solidify their new social standing. Spector told TV Line on March 21 that he wants the second season to focus on “the era’s labor history.” “That must be one of George’s main conflicts at the time.” He’d love to work with Baranski and Nixon again. “We’re siloed, and I’d love to work with Denée [Benton] and so many others. I wonder how much I’ll get to because it’s Bertha’s universe. I’m hoping.”
Show’s creator won’t provide spoilers. Fellowes told Deadline the team won’t reveal Season 3 plans. Sonja Warfield hinted a connection between two popular characters in the same conversation. Warfield said Agnes is Peggy’s advocate and has a great place for her. You’ll see next season.”
Gilded Age Season 2 Cast
It seems likely that we will see the Russells, Marian Brook, and Mrs. Agnes van Rhijn again. The actress who plays Mrs. Agnes van Rhijn, Christine Baranski, gave the most important hint about the series’ cast without confirming the information.
“We all hope that it will keep going. I could keep watching this show, with these actors, and especially with this great writer, Julian, and be very happy “Town and Country: What did Baranski say?
Gilded Age Season 2 Release Date
Since the renewal was just announced in February, not much is known about when the show will be made. The first season was bought by HBO in 2019 and started airing in January 2022. However, because of lockdown, Season 2 is expected to come on 16 January 2023.
Gilded Age Season 2 Trailer