The Gilded Age Season 2 Release Date: Who Are the Cast Members in This Season?

Julian Fellowes, one of the best and most recognized historical period novelists, has given TV viewers another masterpiece. Yes, the mind behind Downton Abbey is responsible for our latest TV fixation, HBO’s The Gilded Age.

The Gilded Age is a novel written in the nineteenth century about a young woman named Marian Brook whose life is irrevocably altered when she is sent to live with her affluent aunts in New York City. Conflicts between Marian’s desire for modernity and her family’s adherence to antiquated values become a daily occurrence not long after she moves in with them.

The first season of the drama series explored how the struggle between the wealthy and the middle class has shaken up American culture. With all that building suspense, readers may be forgiven for wanting more of this historical saga right now.

The Gilded Age Season 2 Release Date

According to thedigitalfix, The Gilded Age season 2 has yet to be given a premiere date, but rest assured that it will happen eventually. Season one of the HBO historical drama ended in January 2022, and by February of that year, the network had already announced its renewal for a second season.

“Julian Fellowes and the entire Gilded Age family have fully enthralled us with their tale of late 19th-century New York City luxury,” said Francesca Orsi, executive VP of programming at HBO, in a statement about the momentous announcement.


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We are ecstatic to continue our journey with this phenomenally gifted cast and crew for a second season, in collaboration with our friends at Universal Television.

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Production on the second season has begun, so there’s that. This could suggest that the return of 19th-century New York to television screens is closer than people think.

The focused and speedy production schedule HBO has begun does imply that we may see the show again as early as the beginning of 2023, even though we do not have a definitive release date for season 2.

This is all conjecture on our part, though, so stay tuned for updates whenever we have more concrete information.

The Gilded Age Season 2 Cast Members: Who Are in It?

In eleven of the original Gilded Age’s twelve seasons, one regular is returning for season two. After a long absence from our TV screens, Deadline reports that Christine Baranski (Agnes Van Rhijn), Cynthia Nixon (Ada Brook), Louisa Jacobson (Marian Brook), and Blake Ritson (Oscar Van Rhijn) will return.

Carrie Coon, who plays Bertha Russell, Morgan Spector, who plays George Russell, Taissa Farmiga, who plays Gladys Russell, Harry Richardson, who plays Larry Russell, Denée Benton, who plays Peggy Scott, Simon Jones, who plays Bannister, and Jack Gilpin will all return for the upcoming season as well (Church).


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The only regular cast member from the first season who won’t be back for the second is Thomas Cocquerel, who played Tom Raikes. But his absence is acceptable, given that his character and Marian’s plot came to a close in the previous installment.

  • 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 Geroge Russell)
  • Taissa Farmiga (as Gladys Russell)
  • Harry Richardson (as Larry Russell)
  • Denée Benton (as Peggy Scott)
  • Simon Jones (as Bannister)
  • David Furr (as Dashiell Montgomery)
  • Ben Lamb (The Duke of Buckingham)
  • Matilda Lawler (as Frances Montgomery)
  • Dakin Mathews (as Mr. Winterton)
  • 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)

The cast of season 2 of The Gilded Age includes several new faces as well as returning favorites, as you can see from the cast list up top.

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The upcoming installment will feature a host of fresh faces, such as Laura Benanti and Robert Sean Leonard. In addition, Deadline reports that Christopher Denham, David Furr, Ben Lamb, Matilda Lawler, Dakin Mathews, Michael Braugher, and Nicole Brydon Bloom will all be appearing as guests in the upcoming second season.

Rebeca Haden, who had a cameo appearance in Season 1 as the shadowy Flora McNeil, has been cast as a regular in Season 2. Haden will return for season 2 of The Gilded Age in his original role.

The Gilded Age Season 2 Plotline: What Can We Expect From It?

The second season of The Gilded Age will continue to focus on the struggle between old and new money in American society. While we don’t know much about the next episode just yet, we do know that it will take up after the events of the last episode.

Peggy Scott, a powerful black lady, helped Marian stand up to her family in the first season of The Gilded Age. For the next nine episodes, railroad magnate George Russell and his wife Bertha were major actors in New York’s social scene.


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Everything in The Gilded Age appears to have settled down after the legal train difficulties, social debuts, expensive balls, and some tragedy. After a long and tense back-and-forth, the Russells have entered Fresh York’s high society, bringing new wealth to an exclusive and closed-off social scene. There was enough tension in the season one conclusion to make us excited for the next installment.

Among the many shocking developments was the breakup of Marian and Tom Raikes. Whether Marian will choose to put off love for the time being after having her heart broken in season 1 or whether she will seek solace from Larry Russell is unknown at this time. Either way, things are heating up, and we can’t wait to see what Marian does next.

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Peggy’s kid is alive and well; her father lied about her death so that he could have the child surreptitiously adopted. Season 2 of The Gilded Age will likely focus heavily on Peggy and her mother’s journey to Philadelphia in search of Peggy’s missing son.

Fellowes has given us some cryptic hints about the emotional journey we will follow in season 2. The author told US Magazine that the second season’s plot is progressing well, however, some readers may find it unappealing.


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He explained that when fans become emotionally invested in the characters, which is the ultimate goal, all they wanted was for their favorite character to be happy.

Typically, I am asked for something like that. It’s all about “making so-and-so happy,” “making her happy,” and “making him happy,” yet if everyone was satisfied, there wouldn’t be any drama. Anyone who watches would simply witness a joyful gathering of friends.

If Fellowes’ comments are any indication, then season 2 will likely end in disaster. Amid Bertha’s search for a suitable suitor for Gladys, Peggy’s departure, and Marian’s efforts to establish herself in the Big Apple, this scenario appears all too plausible.

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If any new plot developments are revealed to us, we will be sure to share them with you.

So far, that’s everything we can reveal about season 2 of The Gilded Age. If you like historical dramas, check out our breakdowns of seasons 3 and 3 of Bridgerton and The Great, respectively. Plus, the second season of House of the Dragon is unquestionably a historical drama and not a fantasy series.


The premiere of “The Gilded Age” on HBO Max was met with universal acclaim. The series, set to premiere in 2022, chronicles the high drama experienced by New York’s affluent households in the year 1882. Season 1 of “The Gilded Age” ended in March, thus fans have been waiting patiently for the second season ever since. For more details visit our website

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