HBO’s very famous period drama The Glided Age is reportedly returning for a new season. Season 1st of the drama was a huge success and may be due to some reasons a heads up is given for season 2. The first episode of season 1 aired in January and subsequently touched heights. Since the Emmy-winning Chernobyl, this is the network’s greatest Monday night start in terms of ratings.
Julian Fellowes’ new historical drama was been renewed for a second season by the network just weeks after its premiere. In a statement, Universal Television President Erin Underhill stated, “The Gilded Age’s first season represents the start of an epic saga that presented a fascinating universe full of compelling characters.” “Julian’s vision is big, and we’re excited to work with HBO to continue to delve into the depths of this fascinating age.”
The Gilded Age Plot
Season one stars several talented actors including Carrie Coon, Louisa Jcobson, Morgan Spector, etc. The storyline and plot of the drama are based on early times around the 1800s. Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), a young lady who infiltrates her affluent aunts’ clan of railway tycoons in New York City and quickly becomes engaged in a fight between old-vs-new beliefs, stars in the playset during the eponymous American Gilded Age of the late 1800s.
How sure is Season 2?
The interesting plot emphasizes more on a renewal for the season. But how sure is its release? Various media outlets have already confirmed the release of season 2. Further due to the show’s immense popularity and great characterization, a news season is sure to air. The Gilded Age’s ratings have been strong for the network, outperforming HBO’s buzzy hit from summer 2021, The White Lotus.
Thankfully, even before the renewal was announced, The Gilded Age’s producers and writers were already plotting out season 2’s plot. This means that production on The Gilded Age season 2 can begin as soon as 2022, as the show’s return date has been set.
The Gilded Age Release Date
Other latest news regarding the upcoming drama encompasses its release date, season 2’s ending, etc. In the season 1 finale, The Gilded Age resolved George Russell’s legal issues related to a railway wreck. The Gilded Age’s season 1 conclusion revolves upon Mrs. Astor’s (Donna Murphy) attendance at Gladys Russell’s (Taissa Farmiga) debutante ball, which would allow Bertha to enter high society. Marian’s elopement with Mr. Raikes is another key subplot (Thomas Cocquerel).
Season 2 of The Gilded Age will likely feature new characters while including additional historical situations and figures from the late 19th century, such as legendary Black newspaper editor T. Thomas Fortune (Sullivan Jones). Season 2 of The Gilded Age will be shot in New York City, Troy, New York, and Newport, Rhode Island. Season 2 of The Gilded Age might air on HBO in 2023, possibly in the spring or summer. Considering it took a decade for creator Julian Fellowes to get his American Downton Abbey to the screen, a year or more for The Gilded Age season 2 seems more acceptable.