The Gilded Age season 2 release schedule: When do new episodes air on HBO?

The Gilded Age season 2 on HBO
The Gilded Age season 2 on HBO /

Who else is ready to step back into the world of The Gilded Age? I sure am! The historical drama is taking us back to 1883 where we see the return of Marian, Agnes, and Ada in the next chapter of this story. So when can we expect new episodes to release for the second season?

The Gilded Age season 2 premieres Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and Max. There’s a total of eight episodes, each of which will be released weekly until the finale on Sunday, Dec. 17. So that means new episodes of The Gilded Age season 2 air Sundays on HBO and Max. If you want to check out the series on streaming, you can do so for $9.99/month with ads, $15.99/month ad-free, or $19.99/month for the platform’s ultimate ad-free tier. We shared The Gilded Age season 2 episode release schedule below:

  • Episode 1, “You Don’t Even Like Opera” – Oct. 29
  • Episode 2, “Some Sort of Trick” – Nov. 5
  • Episode 3, “Head to Head” – Nov. 12
  • Episode 4 – Nov. 19
  • Episode 5 – Nov. 26
  • Episode 6 – Dec. 3
  • Episode 7 – Dec. 10
  • Episode 8 – Dec. 17
The Gilded Age season 2 on HBO
The Gilded Age season 2 on HBO /

All you need to know about The Gilded Age season 2

What is the second season about?

The second season of the historical drama starts off on Easter morning of the year 1883. Marian is still trying to figure out a way to continue secretly teaching at a girls schools, while Ada “begins a new courtship,” which surprises everyone, per the synopsis. But Agnes doesn’t approve of what’s going on at home. Elsewhere, the Scott family works towards healing “from a shocking discovery,” and Peggy’s activism helps her in her work with T. Thomas Fortune at the NY Globe.

So that’s what’s happening with the characters we met in season 1. So what about the newcomers in season 2? Two important figures are Bertha and George Russell. According to the season’s description, it sounds like the husband and wife are what would be considered new money. As they try to climb their way to the top of society, that’s going to ruffle some feathers. Including Marian’s and her “old money aunts’.”

The first episode of The Gilded Age season 2, “You Don’t Even Like Opera,” the episode focuses on Agnes telling Ada, Marian, and Oscar that her nephew, Dashiell Montgomery, is arriving, per the synopsis. And Oscar “begins courting” Gladys again. Plus, Bertha “shuns” Mrs. Astor in her support of the Metropolitan Opera House.

Who stars in season 2?

The second season has a pretty long cast list, with lots of familiar faces as well as some new ones! Get ready to see the return of Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook, Christine Baranski as Agnes van Rhijn, Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook, and more. Two newcomers central to the story as mentioned above are Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell and Morgan Spector as George Russell. Check out the full cast list below:

  • Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook
  • Christine Baranski as Agnes van Rhijn
  • Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook
  • Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell
  • Morgan Spector as George Russell
  • Denée Benton as Peggy Scott
  • Blake Ritson as Oscar van Rhijn
  • Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell
  • Simon Jones as Mr. Bannister
  • Harry Richardson as Larry Russell
  • Jack Gilpin as Mr. Church
  • Debra Monk as Mrs. Armstrong
  • Kristine Nielsen as Mrs. Bauer
  • Taylor Richardson as Bridget
  • Ben Ahlers as John “Jack” Treacher
  • Kelley Curran as Miss Turner
  • Douglas Sills as Monsieur Baudin
  • Celia Keenan-Bolger as Mrs. Bruce
  • Michael Cerveris as Mr. Watson
  • Erin Wilhelmi as Adelheid
  • Kelli O’Hara as Aurora Fane
  • Donna Murphy as Caroline Schermerhorn Astor
  • Patrick Page as Richard Clay
  • Sullivan Jones as T. Thomas Fortune
  • Nathan Lane as Ward McAllister
  • Ashlie Atkinson as Mamie Fish
  • John Douglas Thompson as Arthur Scott
  • Ward Horton as Charles Fane
  • Laura Benanti
  • Nicole Brydon Bloom
  • Christopher Denham
  • David Furr
  • Matilda Lawler
  • Robert Sean Leonard
  • Audra McDonald

The Gilded Age season 2 premieres Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Episodes are also available to stream on Max.

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