HBO has officially renewed “The Gilded Age” for a third season. The decision to continue the series was made following the success of its second season, which concluded on December 17.
Season 2 of the period drama is set in Easter morning 1883, amidst significant economic changes and conflicts between old and new systems in America. Bertha Russell’s bid for a box at the Academy of Music is rejected, leading her to challenge Mrs. Astor and the established order, securing her place in society. Meanwhile, George Russell faces a union battle at his steel plant, Marian navigates her journey at Brook House while teaching at a girls’ school, and Ada explores a new courtship, much to the disapproval of Agnes. The Scott family in Brooklyn begins to heal from a shocking discovery, and Peggy engages in activism through her work with T. Thomas Fortune at the NY Globe.
Francesca Orsi, HBO Programming EVP, and head of HBO Drama Series and Films expressed pride in the show’s achievements, stating, “We’re so proud of what Julian Fellowes and The Gilded Age family have achieved. From the costumes to the production design and performances, the show has captivated so many week after week.”
Erin Underhill, President of Universal Television, shared her enthusiasm, saying, “There is much more story to tell with The Gilded Age. We’re delighted that HBO is giving fans another season of Julian Fellowes’ incredible storytelling.”
The Season 2 cast includes a stellar ensemble featuring Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Audra McDonald, Sullivan Jones, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Taissa Farmiga, Jack Gilpin, Simon Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Harry Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Blake Ritson, Douglas Sills, Erin Wilhelmi, Nathan Lane, John Douglas Thompson, Ashlie Atkinson, Laura Benanti, Nicole Brydon Bloom, Christopher Denham, David Furr, Ward Horton, Matilda Lawler, and Robert Sean Leonard.
Julian Fellowes serves as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the series. Other executive producers include Bob Greenblatt, Gareth Neame, David Crockett (who also directs), Michael Engler, Sonja Warfield, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
Speaking about the renewal, Erin Underhill stated, “The cast and crew put so much of their heart and soul into the last two seasons, and we’re so proud that all this hard work is paying off with another season…you won’t want to miss what’s next!”
“The Gilded Age” is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. The renewal aligns with HBO’s commitment to maintaining shows with a balance of viewership, critical response, and buzz. And the series has distinguished itself as one of the most-watched on the network.