Returning: The Gilded Age

Fans who have been patiently waiting will finally get new episodes in January.

Paramount+ has finally set a mid January date for Season 2 of The Gilded Age -two and a half months after its US return.

It isn’t clear why subscribers have been kept waiting for the series which returned stateside on October 29.

The HBO drama comes from creator Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey).

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand-new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost. Season two of The Gilded Age begins on Easter morning 1883, with the news that Bertha Russell’s 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 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 takes on his own battle with a growing union at his steel plant in Pittsburgh. In the Brook House, Marian continues her journey to find her way in the world secretly teaching at a girls school, while much to everyone’s surprise, Ada begins a new courtship. Of course, Agnes approves of none of it. In Brooklyn, the Scott family begins to heal from a shocking discovery, and Peggy taps into her activist spirit through her work with T. Thomas Fortune at the NY Globe.

The stellar ensemble features Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Taissa Farmiga, Jack Gilpin, Simon Jones, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, 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.

Julian Fellowes is the creator, writer, and executive producer of The Gilded Age. Executive producers include Gareth Neame, David Crockett, Bob Greenblatt, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Michael Engler serves as both a director and executive producer, while Sonja Warfield takes on the roles of writer and executive producer.

The Gilded Age is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

All eight episodes Sunday, 14 January 2024 on Paramount+.

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    1. As the copy points out it’s (co-)produced by Universal so not actually ‘in-house’ to Paramount. Indeed stateside it was originally planned for NBC. HBO bought into it later. Looking back through this site Paramount (or actually, CBS) appear to have picked up rights to it here before HBO got involved as it was announced back in 2018 as coming to 10..

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