The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and huge fortunes made and lost. From Oscar® and Emmy® winner Julian Fellowes, The Gilded Age follows a young woman who moves in with her old-money aunts and quickly gets entangled in the social war between them and their new-money neighbors. In a world on the brink of the modern age, will she follow the rules of society or forge her own path?
In Season 2 of The Gilded Age, Bertha inches toward a leading role in society, Marian starts teaching, Ada begins a new courtship, and Peggy taps into her activist spirit.
Creator/writer/executive producer, Julian Fellowes; executive producer, Gareth Neame; executive producer, David Crockett; director/executive producer, Michael Engler; executive producer, Bob Greenblatt; writer/executive producer, Sonja Warfield; executive producer, Salli Richardson-Whitfield. The Gilded Age is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
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- PREVIEWS2 E8: In Terms of Winning and LosingMarian confesses her true feelings. Jack receives welcome news. Bertha and Mrs. Astor make their final moves in the opera war.
- PREVIEWThe Weeks Ahead in Season 2Check out what's to come this season on The Gilded Age.
The Gilded Age Podcast
Listen to the companion podcast hosted by Alicia Malone and Tom Meyers as they’re joined by some of the cast and crew who bring the show to life, sharing exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews and fun-filled history.
Inside Season 1
- Inside S1 E1: Never the Neweator and executive producer Julian Fellowes and the cast discuss the societal dynamics Marian, Peggy, Oscar, and the Russell family must navigate as they settle into the Upper East Side.
- Inside S1 E2: Money Isn’t EverythingThe cast and crew explore how some members from New York Society don’t quite understand how powerful the Russell family’s wrath can be.
- Inside S1 E3: Face the MusicThe cast and crew discuss the big risk George takes to save himself, Marian’s desire to build a family and home, and Peggy’s decision to turn down a writing job.
- Inside S1 E4: A Long LadderThe cast and crew explore the rules of Society Marian must navigate throughout the series and the conflict between Peggy’s career aspirations and what her father wants.
- Inside S1 E5: Charity Has Two FunctionsThe cast and crew breakdown the emerging relationship between Ward McAllister and Bertha Russell and discuss family dynamics during an era with immense social expectations.
- Inside S1 E6: Heads Have Rolled for LessThe cast and crew discuss Bertha and George’s attempts in doing damage control after a train derailment causes multiple fatalities, Agnes’ reaction to learning of Bannister's betrayal, and Gladys and Carrie’s budding friendship.
- Inside S1 E7: Irresistible ChangeThe cast and crew reflect on the historical significance of the electricity demonstration, Turner’s firing, and Larry wanting to carve out a future of his own.
- Inside S1 E8: Tucked Up in NewportThe cast and crew discuss George’s punishment for Mrs. Ainsley, the pressure Peggy faces when she has to bring her secret to light, and the evolution of Jack and Bridget’s bond.
- Inside S1 E9: Let the Tournament BeginThe cast and crew discuss Bertha turning the tables on Mrs. Astor, the shocking turn Marian and Tom’s relationship takes, and Peggy and Dorothy confronting Arthur about his betrayal.
Creating Season 1
- EXTRADesigning The Gilded AgeThe cast and crew discuss the intricately designed costumes and recreating the New York City streets and homes from the late 1800s.
- EXTRAThe Black Elite of New YorkThe cast and crew reflect on the history of New York’s affluent African-American community and how that experience is explored with the Scott family.
- BEHIND THE SCENESCarrie Coon Brings You Behind the ScenesThe actress offers a grand tour of the Russell family's glamorous new abode on New York's Upper East Side.
- BEHIND THE SCENESInvitation to SetCreator and executive producer Julian Fellowes, the cast, and crew contextualize the time period of the show, a woman's role in society, and the scale of production involved in creating the series.