Everything We Know About ‘The Gilded Age’ Season 2!

As the audience waits for the return of the glamorous period drama, here’s everything we know about the second season of The Gilded Age!

The first season of Julian Fellow’s The Gilded Age instantly transported fans back to 1800s New York into the brewing conflict between the newly rich and the old ones. We followed the rise of Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon), who became the de facto queen of the United States railroad as she defied the elders of her family to marry industrialist George Russell (Morgan Spector). In the upcoming season, we’ll continue to see her rise as she secures her and her family’s status in high society.


This season will pick up where the last one left off. Continuing the old rich vs new theme, the differences this time arise as the socialites have a clear choice between two dueling opera houses — the Academy of Music and the Metropolitan Opera — as they’ll have to choose between taking the old money or new money route. Fans can expect lots of jealousy, conflicts, and moral ambiguities in the storylines as their favorite characters navigate this world of luxury and power.


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HBO has released a new trailer for the series which lays bare the central conflict of this season. We see Bartha playing the game with her words and negotiations as she declares war. We also see Marian (Louisa Jacobson) finding her way after experiencing a heartbreak last season. The trailer also teases new romantic relations budding for our favorite characters. How all of it comes into play remains to be seen.


The ensemble cast brings back Denée Benton as Peggy Scott, Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russel, Blake Ritson as Oscar, Simon Jones as Mr. Bannister, Jack Gilpin as Mr. Church, Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook, Christine Baranski as Agnes, Kelli O’Hara as Aurora, Donna Murphy as Caroline, Debra Monk as Mrs. Armstrong, Kristine Nielsen as Mrs. Bauer, and many more. This season also adds new faces like Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard, Christopher Denham, Dakin Matthews, Matilda Lawler, Ben Lamb, David Furr, and Nicole Brydon Bloom.


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The Gilded Age Season 2 will premiere on October 29 on HBO and Max.

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