HBO’s “The Gilded Age” Season 2 is officially done filming and fans are eager to see what the cast and crew came up with this time around!
The freshman season of the series followed the story of young Marian Brook as she moved from Pennsylvania to live with her wealthy aunts Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook after the death of her father. The season ultimately ended in a dramatic finale that saw Marian’s love life in shambles.
HBO released the renewal news for Season 2 in February 2022.
The network shared.
“Julian Fellowes and the entire GILDED AGE family have thoroughly captivated us with their tale of late 19th century New York City extravagance,” said Francesca Orsi, executive VP of programming at HBO. “Along with our partners at Universal Television, we couldn’t be prouder to embark on a season two journey with this extraordinarily talented team.”
The Gilded Age season 2 plot will revolve around America’s economic change, with old and new money battling it out in the social hierarchy.
The confirmed cast for the Gilded Age season 2:
- Christine Baranski (as Adnes Van Rhijn)
- Cynthia Nixon (as Ada Brook)
- Louisa Jacobson (as Marian Brook)
- Blake Ritson (as Oscar Van Rhijn)
- Carrie Coon (as Bertha Russell)
- Morgan Spector (as Geroge Russell)
- Taissa Farmiga (as Gladys Russell)
- Harry Richardson (as Larry Russell)
- Denée Benton (as Peggy Scott)
- Simon Jones (as Bannister)
- Jack Gilpin (as Church)
- Rebeca Haden (as Flora McNeil)
- Robert Sean Leonard (as Reverend Matthew Forte)
- Laura Benanti (as Susan Blane)
- Nicole Brydon Bloom (as Caroline Stuyvesant)
- Michael Braugher (as Booker T. Washington)
- Christopher Denham (as Robert McNeil)
- David Furr (as Dashiell Montgomery)
- Ben Lamb (The Duke of Buckingham)
- Matilda Lawler (as Frances Montgomery)
- Dakin Mathews (as Mr. Winterton)
This season is rumored to be bigger than the first season.
The Gilded Age stars Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, and Jack Gilpin, with Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski. Other performers include Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Amy Forsyth, Michel Gill, Ward Horton, Bill Irwin, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, John Douglas Thompson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Erin Wilhelmi. The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Against the backdrop of this transformation, this show’s story begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City. After the death of her father, she goes to live with her thoroughly old money aunts, Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her old money aunts and her stupendously rich neighbors — a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Spector) and Bertha Russell (Coon).