HBO Renews The Gilded Age


HBO has renewed its original drama series The Gilded Age, which debuted in January, for a second season.

From creator Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey), the 19th-century drama sees young Marian Brook move from rural Pennsylvania to New York City to live with her old money aunts, who are enmeshed in a social war with their newly rich neighbors.

Louisa Jacobson, Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Denée Benton, Morgan Spector and Carrie Coon star in the leading roles.

The series is co-produced by HBO and Universal Television and directed by Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield. The first season’s finale will air on March 21.

“Julian Fellowes and the entire Gilded Age family have thoroughly captivated us with their tale of late-19th-century New York City extravagance,” said Francesca Orsi, executive VP of HBO Programming. “Along with our partners at Universal Television, we couldn’t be prouder to embark on a season two journey with this extraordinarily talented team.”

Erin Underhill, president of Universal Television, added, “The first season of The Gilded Age is the beginning of an epic story that introduced a fascinating world full of intriguing characters. The scope of Julian’s vision is ambitious, and we’re thrilled to continue to explore the depths of this fascinating era with HBO.”