The Gilded Age Season 2: Everything we know so far about the expected release date

The Gilded Age Season 2: Everything we know so far about the expected release date
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The Gilded Age Season 2

Despite months of anticipation, it is unfortunate to break the news to the readers that the official release date for The Gilded Age Season 2 has not been disclosed. Even though it was renewed a year ago, details about the next chapter are still under wraps. But it was confirmed that the filming for season two began in August 2022, and it took place at various locations around White Plains, NY, including Manhattanville College’s Reid Hall.

In addition to this, Reid Hall has been used for various purposes, including offices, a home parlor, and an art gallery or museum. Reid Hall was designed by Stanford White and built-in 1892 for the family of newspaper publisher and diplomat Whitelaw Reid. Reid Castle was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is assumed that the production stage is still ongoing, so any information about the release date seems way too soon.

The Gilded Age Season 2: Everything we know so far about the expected release date

On the other hand, HBO has confirmed that the new season of the series is likely to premiere sometime later this year, but nothing about the release date has been officially confirmed by the original network or the cast members. Considering the pattern of the first season, it is very much possible for the season to return sometime around mid- to late-2023. Likewise, we would want to emphasize that this is all guesswork at this time and will be confirmed in the coming months.

In the meantime, take a look at the official renewal announcement as shared by HBO’s Twitter handle, quoting, “So much to look forward to. New originals, returning series, and more coming soon to @hbomax.”

The Gilded Age Season 2: What to expect in the new season?

The Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of fierce rivalry between old money and new. Nowhere is that rivalry more apparent than on East 61st Street, where Marian Brook and her thoroughly old money aunts, Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook, live opposite the stupendously rich George and Bertha Russell.  

The Russells are both fiercely ambitious, he financially, she socially, and they are determined to reach the highest echelons of New York. Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, Marian’s friend and confidant Peggy Scott forges her own path in the world of the Black elite. In this glittering world on the brink of the modern age, will the established rules of society prevail, or will the game change entirely?

The Gilded Age Season 2: Everything we know so far about the expected release date

The main cast members of the series stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Blake Ritson, Taissa Farmiga, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Jack Gilpin, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Ben Ahlers, Kelley Curran, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Kelli O’Hara, Donna Murphy, Patrick Page, Sullivan Jones

Also joining Season 2 as recurring guest stars are Christopher Denham, David Furr, Ben Lamb, Matilda Lawler, Dakin Mathews, Michael Braugher, and Nicole Brydon Bloom, with Rebecca Haden, who briefly appeared in Season 1 will be back for a full-blown recurring role as the mysterious Flora McNeil. Here are more details about the newly added recurring guest stars’ characters:

Robert Sean Leonard as Reverend Matthew Forte: A jovial, congenial man, and recent transplant from Boston, Matthew is the new rector of the church attended by all the highest New York society.

Laura Benanti as Susan Blane: Recently widowed by a rich, dull man many years her senior, Susan is a very beautiful, glamorous woman living in Newport who hires Larry as her architect for a major renovation on her Newport home.

Nicole Brydon Bloom as Caroline Stuyvesant: A beguiling socialite, Oscar immediately recognizes her as the perfect heiress for marriage and a great match for his wit and disposition, while she finds him to be a valued confidant.

Michael Braugher as Booker T. Washington: The famed educator, he invites NY journalists Thomas Fortune (Sullivan Jones) and Peggy Scott (Denée Benton) to tour his new school in Tuskegee.

Christopher Denham as Robert McNeil: A wealthy, mainstream, somewhat uptight banker who is trying to navigate New York high society with his wife.

David Furr as Dashiell Montgomery: Agnes’ nephew by marriage, he is wealthy, widowed, and has recently moved to New York with his school-age daughter Frances.

Ben Lamb as The Duke of Buckingham: A posh British nobleman who recently arrived in New York, he catches Bertha’s eye as a tool for her ambition and matches Gladys.

Matilda Lawler as Frances Montgomery: Daughter to Dashiell Montgomery, she is innocent, naturally charming, endearing, and well-bred with good manners.

Dakin Matthews as Mr. Winterton: A very rich widower, he married his new, young wife after an extremely short courtship – so short she hadn’t yet met any of his society friends and he is unaware of her past.

Rebecca Haden as Flora McNeil: Flora has lived at the top of New York society, and has been brought up to believe the lie that her father deserted her and her mother.

Fellowes executive produces with Gareth Neame, series director Michael Engler, David Crockett, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Bob Greenblatt. Co-executive producing are writer Sonja Warfield and historical consultant Erica Dunbar. The casting directors for the program are Adam Caldwell and Bernie Telsey of Telsey + Company. HBO and Universal Television, a branch of the Universal Studio Group, collaborated on the making of The Gilded Age.

The Gilded Age Season 2: Everything we know so far about the expected release date

The Gilded Age Season 2 Episodes and Streaming Options

Like the previous season, the upcoming one is anticipated to include a total of nine episodes with an average runtime of 46 to 80 minutes. On the other hand, the series’ episode titles and summaries have not yet been made public. When the episodes are scheduled to premiere on the streaming service, it will announce these details. We, therefore, suggest that while waiting for these updates—which will be released in the days ahead—you should binge-watch the first season to relive the excitement.

The Gilded Age Season 2 will be available exclusively on HBO Max along with the first season. The membership starts at $10 per month for the ad-supported plan and $15 per month for the ad-free option. The viewers can choose the membership plan according to their preferences and stream the vast catalog that HBO Max has to offer its users across different genres. The series is also available to stream by renting or purchasing it on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play.

The Gilded Age Season 2: Everything we know so far about the expected release date

The Gilded Age Season 2: Is there any teaser or trailer?

The network has not released any new promos for the upcoming season. In the meantime, check out the official trailer for the first season below which received critical acclaim around the world. At the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds a “Certified Fresh” 80% approval rating based on 70 reviews, with an average rating of 7.0/10.

The site’s critical consensus reads: “Julian Fellowes’ brand of upstairs, downstairs intrigue makes a seamless transatlantic transition in The Gilded Age, with an outstanding cast making the travails of the rich a compelling watch.” At Metacritic, the series has a score of 68 out of 100, based on 38 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews.” 

Take a look at the official trailer of The Gilded Age Season 1 below: 

The Gilded Age | Official Trailer | HBO

Catch up on the previous episodes while you wait for more The Gilded Age Season 2 updates.