“The Gilded Age” will return for a third season at HBO.
“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. Along with our partners at Universal Television, we are thrilled to continue this grand tale for a third season,” said Francesca Orsi HBO Programming EVP and head of HBO Drama Series and Films.
Adds Erin Underhill, Universal Television president: “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 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!”
Season 2 of the period drama picks up on Easter morning 1883, during a time of great economic change and conflict between the old ways and new systems as the American class system is tested. With Bertha Russell’s bid for a box at the Academy of Music has been rejected, she challenges Mrs. Astor and the old system — not only securing her place in Society, but setting herself up to potentially take a leading role in it. As George Russell takes on his own battle with a growing union at his steel plant in Pittsburgh, Marian continues her journey to find her way in the world in the Brook House while secretly teaching at a girls school. Ada begins a new courtship and unsurprisingly, Agnes approves of none of it. The Scott family begins to heal from a shocking discovery in Brooklyn, and Peggy taps into her activist spirit through her work with T. Thomas Fortune at the NY Globe, according to the official logline. The season finale aired on Dec. 17.
The Season 2 cast features Carrie Coon Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Taissa Farmiga, Jack Gilpin, Simon Jones, Sullivan 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, Audra McDonald, John Douglas Thompson, Ashlie Atkinson, Laura Benanti, Nicole Brydon Bloom, Christopher Denham, David Furr, Ward Horton, Matilda Lawler and Robert Sean Leonard.
Creator Julian Fellowes writes and executive produces the series alongside Bob Greenblatt, Gareth Neame, David Crockett, Michael Engler, who also directs. Sonja Warfield and Salli Richardson-Whitfield also executive produce. “The Gilded Age” is co-produced by HBO and Universal Television.