‘The Gilded Age’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO Before the Close of the First Season

For fans of period pieces, today has been full of good surprises. After Netflix dropped the first trailer for season 2 of Bridgerton, now HBO has just announced that their historical drama, The Gilded Age, will return for a second season.

From the creator of Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, the series follows Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), a young woman who is forced to live with her two snooty aunts, Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon) following the death of her father. As she moves through a period of great change, Marian tries to challenge the established social order in which she has found herself enmeshed.

The 9-episode first season is currently airing, with its final episode set to be released on March 21. However, the fact that HBO has already decided to renew the show demonstrates its popularity. When the first episode of The Gilded Age premiered, the cable network announced that it was their best Monday night debut since Chernobyl was released back in 2019.

The news was shared on the official HBO Instagram, where they said, “A most welcome invitation. #GildedAgeHBO is set to return for Season 2.”

Upon announcing the show's renewal, the Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, Francesca Orsi, said, “Julian Fellowes and the entire Gilded Age family have thoroughly captivated us with their tale of late 19th century New York City extravagance. Along with our partners at Universal Television, we couldn't be prouder to embark on a season two journey with this extraordinarily talented team.”

While season one hasn't even wrapped yet, we will hopefully see the return of Jacobson, Nixon and Baranski when season two rolls around. We will also hopefully see the return of their co-stars, like Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel and Jack Gilpin.

Don't mind us while we go rewatch the first few episodes to celebrate.

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