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Season 2 of HBO’s “The Gilded Age” Has Been Confirmed

“The Gilded Age”, HBO’s new historical drama, has been officially renewed for a second season. Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey, created the drama series, which premiered on January 24. The show follows Marian, the daughter of a conservative, rural family, as she infiltrates her affluent aunts’ railway tycoon clans in New York City during the namesake American Gilded Age of the late 1800s. She quickly finds entangled in a struggle of old vs. new beliefs, as well as warring groups, social turmoil, and a battle of old vs. new ideologies. From Carrie Coon to Christine Baranski, the riveting period drama boasts a stellar ensemble.

Just weeks after its premiere, HBO has announced that the fresh-faced series will be renewed for a second season. Francesca Orsi, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming, commended the show’s creator and affirmed that the network is enthusiastic to continue the show’s journey. Here’s the rest of her quote:

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.

The series’ opening episode, which broadcast in January, was HBO’s most successful premiere since the award-winning Chernobyl miniseries in 2019. The new program has been warmly received by audiences, thanks to its complex and engaging ensemble of characters, so the news that the successful debutant will return should be welcomed by fans. Meanwhile, Season 1 is now airing on HBO once a week, with the season 1 finale set to premiere on March 21. The Gilded Age‘s” first few episodes are available to stream exclusively on HBO Max.