The popularity of spectacular period dramas isn’t fading, and The Gilded Age is proof of that. After hits such as Downton Abbey, Bridgerton and The Crown, it is the story of the industrial New York that has stolen the hearts of audiences.
The show is set in 1800s New York in an age of rapid economic growth and social change. The series, which comes from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, was acclaimed for its colourful depiction of the era and superb acting performances. Find out what to expect from the second season of the series.
If you’re looking for information on other period dramas, take a look at our article on The Crown season 6.
The Gilded Age season 2 release date
The Gilded Age season 2 is rolling out episodes now.
In the US, you can watch it on HBO every Sunday 9pm ET/PT and on Max. There will be nine episodes in total.
How to watch The Gilded Age season 2 in the UK
British fans of the series can catch up on episodes every Monday at 9pm GMT on Now or Sky Atlantic. The new episodes are released weekly.
However, if you prefer to watch the series on HBO, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) service. It will allow you to change your IP address and access foreign websites. If you are looking for a trustworthy VPN provider, we recommend NordVPN – one of the most popular options of its kind.
You can find out more about it in our article on how to watch Max in the UK.
The Gilded Age season 2 plot
In season 2, the New York society faces more changes. The rivalry between old families and those just trying to enter the socialite world will intensify. The city will also have to deal with striking workers.
As the description of season 2 goes:
The Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of fierce rivalry between old money and new. Nowhere is that rivalry more apparent than on East 61st Street, where Marian Brook and her thoroughly old money aunts, Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook, live opposite the stupendously rich George and Bertha Russell. The Russells are both fiercely ambitious, he financially, she socially, and they are determined to reach the highest echelons of New York. Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Marian’s friend and confidant Peggy Scott forges her own path in the world of the Black elite. In this glittering world on the brink of the modern age, will the established rules of society prevail, or will the game change entirely?
The Gilded Age season 2 trailer
In the official trailer for the upcoming season, Bertha Russell is getting ready for a war:
The Gilded Age season 2 cast
The following cast members are confirmed to reappear in the show:
Carrie Coon – Bertha Russell.
Nathan Lane – Ward McAllister
Cynthia Nixon – Ada Brook
Christine Baranski – Agnes Van Rhijn
Denée Benton – Peggy Scott
Louisa Jacobson – Marian Brook
Harry Richardson – Larry Russell
Morgan Spector – George Russell
Taissa Farmiga – Gladys Russell
Blake Ritson – Oscar van Rhijn
Jack Gilpin – Mr. Church
Simon Jones – Mr. Bannister
There will also be a few new faces:
Robert Sean Leonard
Nicole Brydon Bloom