The Gilded Age season 2 cast, trailer, plot, reviews, and more news
Posted By: Himanshu Sharma
Posted On: October 31, 2023
Fans of period piece dramas had a great time in 2022 when Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, treated them to another historical delight on screen. Now, with the release date of The Gilded Age season 2, the story continues.
In The Gilded Age season 1, we followed Marian Brook as she navigated 19th-century New York City. The next installment of one of HBO’s top TV series is now part of the new content on Max, so here’s all the info you need.
The Gilded Age season 2 release date
The wait for The Gilded Age’s second season is almost over. UK viewers can catch the new series on Monday, October 30, 2023, on Sky Atlantic and the streaming service NOW.
You can watch the series on HBO and HBO’s streaming platform, Max, in the US on Sunday, October 29, 2023.
Who’s in The Gilded Age season 2 cast?
In season 1, everyone from the regular cast returned except for Thomas Cocquerel, who played Tom Raikes. Season 2 welcomed some new faces to the show, such as Laura Benanti, Robert Sean Leonard, Christopher Denham, David Furr, Ben Lamb, Matilda Lawler, Dakin Mathews, Michael Braugher, and Nicole Brydon Bloom as guest stars.
A surprising new regular addition was Rebeca Haden, who had a brief appearance in season 1 as the mysterious Flora McNeil. In season 2, a total of 13 recurring characters were promoted to become series regulars.
Christine Baranski as Agnes 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 George 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
Taylor Richardson as Bridget
Donna Murphy as Mrs. Astor
Debra Monk as Armstrong
Celia Keenan-Bolger as Mrs. Bruce
Erin Wilhelmi as Adelheid Weber
Patrick Page as Richard Claym
Kristine Nielsen as Mrs. Bauer
Sullivan Jones as T. Thomas Fortune
Ben Ahlers as Jack Trotter
Kelley Curran as Turner
Kelli O’Hara as Aurora Fane
Douglas Sills as Baudin
Michael Cerveris as Watson
The Gilded Age Season 2 Story Details
The first season of The Gilded Age concluded a significant storyline involving George Russell’s legal issues stemming from a train crash. The season finale revolves around the question of whether Mrs. Astor (Donna Murphy) will attend Gladys Russell’s (Taissa Farmiga) debutante ball, which is crucial for Bertha’s pursuit of high society acceptance. Additionally, the fate of Marian and Mr. Raikes (Thomas Cocquerel) eloping hangs in the balance. Season 2 of The Gilded Age is expected to pick up where these storylines left off. However, with Cocquerel not returning for the new season, the elopement plot may be resolved swiftly.
In The Gilded Age season 2, the creator, Julian Fellowes, plans to bring in some fresh faces and incorporate more historical events and figures from the late 19th century. This includes notable individuals like the renowned Black newspaper editor T. Thomas Fortune (played by Sullivan Jones) and Booker T. Washington (portrayed by Michael Braugher). While the specific storyline may change, the core themes will remain consistent when The Gilded Age season 2 debuts: the clash between old money and new money, old world traditions and the new world, and the profound transformations in New York’s high society.
How many episodes does The Gilded Age season 2 have?
Season 2 will feature nearly the same number of episodes as the first season. Although it’s unclear why they reduced it by one, having eight episodes should still provide plenty of dramatic storytelling.
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