HBOMax’s The Gilded Age just premiered to rave reviews and it doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon! According to our sources, Season 2 is on its way along with a new character.
THE GILDED AGE
The Gilded Age comes to us from creator Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and HBOMax. The epic series is a 9-episode drama series that shows the clash between the old money and the new. The series begins in 1882 and we meet Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson). After the death of her father, she is moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City to live with her estranged aunts, Agnes (Christina Baranski) and Ada (Cynthia Nixon). These women belong to the old money and old ways, and not only control Marian, but the town.
EXCLUSIVE NEWS/RUMOR WATCH
According to our sources, Season 2 of The Gilded Age is happening! Filming should begin between April-October 2022, and they are currently casting a new character. No, not a new love interest or even another rich family. Casting is currently looking for Frances Montgomery.
Frances is female, between 11 & 13, charming, endearing, and well-bred with great manners. Frances lost her mother, but even though she’s gone through such a tragedy at a young age she is a positive and friendly girl that fits in easily to her family’s high society world. She idolizes Marian (Louisa Jacobson) as both her art teacher and as a mother figure she’s missing in her life.
While season 1 of The Gilded Age is to be 9 episodes, it seems season 2 will only be 8. Frances is shown to likely be in 5 of 8 episodes. So, this is an assumption that will be fully confirmed later.