HBO to premier the American historical drama The Gilded Age season 2 on 29th October at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The streaming platform has unveiled first look of the season 2 and teaser trailer on Wednesday.
The 2nd season consist of eight episodes is based during the titular Gilden Age in America—a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems and of huge fortunes made and lost.
According to official description the new season “begins on Easter morning 1883, with the news that Bertha Russell’s (Carrie Coon) bid for a box at the Academy of Music has been rejected. Through the eight episodes of the season, we watch as Bertha challenges Mrs. Astor (Donna Murphy) and the old system and works to not only gain a foothold in Society, but to potentially take a leading role in it. George Russell (Morgan Spector) takes on his own battle with a growing union at his steel plant in Pittsburgh. In the Brook House, Marian (Louisa Jacobson) continues her journey to find her way in the world secretly teaching at a girls school while much to everyone’s surprise Ada (Cynthia Nixon) begins a new courtship. Of course, Agnes (Christine Baranski) approves of none of it. In Brooklyn, the Scott family begins to heal from a shocking discovery, and Peggy (Denée Benton) taps into her activist spirit through her work with T. Thomas Fortune (Sullivan Jones) at the NY Globe,” as reported in Variety.
Julian Fellowes wrote the season, while Michael Engler and Salli Richardson Whitfield directed it.
The season 2 features Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Jack Gilpin, Kelley Curran, Taissa Farmiga, Simon Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Kelli O’Hara, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Patrick Page, Harry Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Blake Ritson, Douglas Sills, Erin Wilhelmi, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, John Douglas Thompson, Ashlie Atkinson, Laura Benanti, Nicole Brydon Bloom, Christopher Denham, David Furr, Ward Horton, Matilda Lawler, and Robert Sean Leonard.
The upcoming season will also be available to stream on Max.