Last Updated on August 25, 2023

If you fell in love with the first season of the HBO Original series “The Gilded Age,” there’s good news: Season Two production of the Victorian era period drama is currently underway!

The Gilded Age, courtesy HBO and Universal Television

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Below, we share a little taste about what creator/writer/executive producer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) has in mind for the new season, filming in Rhode Island and New York state.

If you need to catch up before the start of the second season, the complete first season is streaming here. Discover the real people and places featured in the series, here.

As we saw in Season 1 of “The Gilded Age,” the 1880s were a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and of fierce rivalry between old money and new.

Nowhere is that rivalry more apparent than on East 61st Street in New York City, where Marian Brook and her thoroughly old money aunts, Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook, live opposite the stupendously rich George and Bertha Russell.

The Russells are both fiercely ambitious, he financially, she socially, and they are determined to reach the highest echelons of New York.

Meanwhile in Brooklyn, Marian’s friend and confidant Peggy Scott forges her own path in the world of the Black elite.

In this glittering world on the brink of the modern age, will the established rules of Victorian era society prevail, or will the game change entirely?

The series stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Blake Ritson, Taissa Farmiga, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Jack Gilpin, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Taylor Richardson, Ben Ahlers, Kelley Curran, Douglas Sills, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Michael Cerveris, Erin Wilhelmi, Kelli O’Hara, Donna Murphy, Patrick Page, and Sullivan Jones.

Update: Watch the trailer, and get the US release date of “The Gilded Age” (Season 2) here.

If you enjoyed this post, wander over to The Period Films List. You’ll especially like the Best Period Dramas: Victorian Era list. Also see The Real People and Places in The Gilded Age, our review of Belgravia.