HBO’s The Gilded Age has wrapped up its Season 1 a few days ago and now, we are more than eager to welcome the Gilded Age Season 2.
Who wouldn’t love period dramas? They are fun, whimsical, and somewhat informative about the past, which means we are not only entertained but also informed about certain eras in history. If there is also romance as a vital component in the show, there is nothing we like more. Some of the best examples of this genre are Bridgerton, Pride and Prejudice, and, of course, the Gilded Age.
What is the Gilded Age About?
The newest addition to the highly appreciated HBO TV shows, the series has been an instant favorite, to the point that everyone’s interest in 19th century New York has risen immensely. Usually, when it comes to period dramas, we are used to hearing that distinguished British accent in an 18th or 19th century setting since the British high society at the time had a unique lifestyle that the modern audience love to romanticize. However, the Gilded Age takes this unique form and puts it in an American setting that we are not used to seeing but still, highly appreciate.
The show is created by Julian Fellowes, whom we know from our most beloved period drama series, Downton Abbey. It is taking place in 1882 and focuses on a family that is enjoying their newly found wealth. The head of the family is George, who is played by Morgan Spector, together with Bertha Russell, who is played by Carrie Coon. It’s been only a couple of months since the show has premiered and we already reached the ending, eager for a new season to hit HBO as soon as possible. So, let’s take a look at whether there will be a the Gilded Age Season 2 or not.
Is the Gilded Age Linked to Downton Abbey?
The show’s main drama surrounds George and Bertha, as the former is known for being a stark businessman while the latter is obsessed with being recognized by the high society of the city. Since they are not royals and got their money through business, they are not as respected by others as they desire and they are ready to do anything to be acknowledged by the others as their equals. There is a contrast between the servants of the house and the owners of the house, just like in Downton Abbey.
And, again, similar to Downton Abbey, the show does not hesitate to focus on the political atmosphere of the era. We even get the chance to have an African-American perspective, which is something we rarely get in these types of productions, and thus, we appreciate it. The show’s ending was also surprisingly satisfying while also managing to hype us up for an upcoming season. Naturally, all we want now is to welcome the Gilded Age Season 2.
The Gilded Age Season 2 Release Date
Thankfully, HBO already announced the official renewal of the Gilded Age Season 2 as the audience reception of the show has been immensely positive. It seems like the creators of the show was already expecting such a success, as they already started o work on the scenario of the 2nd season. Since the team and the channel both are highly excited to welcome the show once again, we expect the production process for the Gilded Age Season 2 to start within 2022.
As far as the casting is concerned, we expect to have main names such as Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski, Harry Richardson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Donna Murphy, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, and Douglas Sills to return to the show for the 2nd season as well. We expect the Gilded Age Season 2 to be released in the Spring of 2023 with a trailer hitting the internet around March 2023.