First Look at The Gilded Age Season 2! – PREMIERE DATE, PHOTOS & TRAILER

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At long last, HBO has released the first look at The Gilded Age Season 2, which is premiering on Sunday, October 29, at 9/8c on HBO and Max. Find out more about what we can expect in the article below!

PLOT

“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,” HBO teases. “Season 2 of The Gilded Age begins on Easter morning 1883, with the news that Bertha Russell’s [Carrie Coon] 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 [Donna Murphy] and the old system and works to not only gain a foothold in Society, but to potentially take a leading role in it,” the logline continues. “George Russell [Morgan Spector] takes on his own battle with a growing union at his steel plant in Pittsburgh. In the Brook House, Marian [Louisa Jacobson] continues her journey to find her way in the world secretly teaching at a girls school while much to everyone’s surprise Ada [Cynthia Nixon] begins a new courtship. Of course, Agnes [Christine Baranski] approves of none of it. In Brooklyn, the Scott family begins to heal from a shocking discovery, and Peggy [Denée Benton] taps into her activist spirit through her work with T. Thomas Fortune [Sullivan Jones] at the NY Globe.”

CAST

Also part of the Season 2 cast are new additions Robert Sean Leonard, Laura Benanti, David Furr, Nicole Brydon Bloom, Ben Lamb, Matilda Lawler. Dakin Matthews, Michael Braugher, and Rebeca Haden.

Returning cast includes Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran. Taissa Farmiga, Jack Gilpin, Simon Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen. Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Harry Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Blake Ritson. Douglas Sills, Erin Wilhelmi, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, John Douglas Thompson, and Ashlie Atkinson.

‘The Gilded Age’ Stars Reveal the Social Battlefronts of Season 2

Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon) finally has her foot in the door of 1883 Manhattan society in HBO‘s The Gilded Age Season 2, but the door to the coveted Academy of Music remains closed. No matter. She’ll make the fledgling Metropolitan Opera the place to be instead! And that’s just one intrigue for The Gilded Age’s second season.

The Russells aren’t the only well-off family with their eyes on the social prize. Below, the stars of The Gilded Age reveal the social battlefronts of Season 2.

Instead of Vying for a Seat, Bertha Makes Her Own Table

Bertha (Coon) “thrives” on the bitterness her friendship with Mrs. Astor (Donna Murphy) stirs up in town, Coon says, adding, “It’s not just the other ladies who get ruffled. Mrs. Astor herself is in for a few surprises if she thinks she’s pacified Bertha by allowing her to enter society.”

When it comes to her and George’s children, Larry (Harry Richardson) and Gladys (Taissa Farmiga), Bertha has her sights set on a noteworthy marriage for her newly out daughter.

“Gladys is developing a mind of her own, much to Bertha’s chagrin. [Gladys] doesn’t always go along with what Bertha wants for her, and so we’ll see a lot of butting heads between the two of them,” Coon explains. “Larry, she doesn’t worry about. The world’s set up for Larry, but he makes some bad decisions, and it wouldn’t be like Bertha to keep her nose out of that business. She’s going to insert herself wherever she can to make sure her kids are on the right track.”

George’s Past May Come Back to Haunt Him

Bertha and railroad baron husband George “are very much working in concert,” Coon says, to secure their rise, but the firing of gold-digging lady’s maid Turner (Kelley Curran) is the “monkey wrench” in their best-laid plans.

“Turner’s been dismissed, but we’ll see,” Coon warns. “That may not be the last of that lie. Bertha and George are going to have to deal with some personal issues in their marriage while they’re trying to complete this rise in society.”

Marian Searches for a Husband on Her Own Terms

Despite her money problems, Marian Brook (Jacobson) was the bright-eyed lovebird of Season 1. But being jilted by would-be husband Tom Raikes (Thomas Cocquerel) may have cast a love match out of her mind in Season 2. Nevertheless, Jacobson told us on set that Marian’s “shining this season.”

“I think she’s really stepping into herself. Having a bit of heartbreak has made her not necessarily cynical, but have a little bit of spice and edge. She’s not so timid,” she says. Timid, she’s not, but blind she may be.

Dashing neighbor Larry (Richardson) showed romantic interest in the Season 1 ender, and Jacobson says they will “continue to deepen their friendship” in Season 2 as Marian “feels relief when she’s around him.” But this former romantic may be shirking love for pragmatism like her Aunt Agnes (Baranski), much to Aunt Ada’s (Nixon) displeasure.

Agnes van Rhijn Wants Marian Married

Agnes van Rhijn experiences a tectonic shift in her relationship with sister Ada Brook.

“You’ll see a level of depth and feeling there that’s going to be quite rich,” Baranski tells TV Insider. Adds Nixon: “The power skirmishes that have been subtextual come out.”

As Marian searches for her life partner, Agnes will continue to urge her to be pragmatic, as her pragmatism saved their family from destitution after Marian’s late father squandered their family fortune.

Ada Brook Asserts Her Independence

While Nixon says that “Ada is not a rule-breaker,” the spinster will be outspoken about niece Marian not following in Agnes’ strategic footsteps when choosing a husband. Still, Ada fears Marian becoming the next Mrs. Chamberlain should she only follow her heart.

“I think [Ada’s] a person who likes to push it and try to push the envelope and sort of see what she can get,” Nixon says, “but for herself and also for her niece, she doesn’t want her to speak to Mrs. Chamberlain because there’s such a price to pay.”

As for her personal life, Ada won’t be as meek and meager this season. Her newfound independence and insistence that she can live a life separate from her sister may be what brings on that tectonic shift. Or could it be political differences as social issues, especially women’s right to vote, start to come to the surface?

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Source: TV Insider

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