Everything We Know So Far About The Gilded Age Season 3
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Everything We Know So Far About The Gilded Age Season 3

This costume drama is perfect for fans of Downton Abbey

If you’re missing HBO’s The Gilded Age, good news: season three is on its way. (If you’ve never tuned in, imagine a cross between Apple TV’s The Buccaneers and Downton Abbey, and you’d have something close to The Gilded Age.) Created by Julian Fellowes, the series delves into the old money-new money conflicts in 1880s New York City. Here’s everything we know so far about season three.

The Gilded Age Season 3

Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook & Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook & Christine Baranski as Agnes Van Rhijn in The Gilded Age

Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook & Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook & Christine Baranski as Agnes Van Rhijn in The Gilded Age. © HBO

Fancy a glimpse into the opulent world of New York high society? Gossip Girl is probably our modern-day answer, but it all started in the late nineteenth century when new money really started to flourish in New York City. Julian Fellowes’ The Gilded Age delves into this period of change, portraying the social and economic transformations against a luxurious backdrop with stunning attention to historical detail.

Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook & Christine Baranski as Agnes Van Rhijn

Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook & Christine Baranski as Agnes Van Rhijn in The Gilded Age. © HBO

What Is The Gilded Age About?

The Gilded Age follows Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), a young woman who moves to New York City from Doylestown, Pennsylvania following the death of her bankrupted father. She moves in with her aunts, Agnes (Christine Baranski) and Ada (Cynthia Nixon), who embody old-money values, but have recently gained some new-money neighbours, the Russell family: husband and wife George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha (Carrie Coon), and their two young adult children Larry (Harry Richardson) and Gladys (Taissa Farmiga).

As Marian settles into her new life in New York City, tensions arise between the Russells and Marian’s aunts. Flouting societal expectations, Marian befriends an eclectic group of women and chooses an unconventional suitor, young lawyer Tom (Thomas Cocquerel). What proceeds is a deep dive into the period’s societal conventions told through these young women, alongside tracking the immense economic and societal changes.

Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell & Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell & Donna Murphy as Mrs. Astor in The Gilded Age

Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell & Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell & Donna Murphy as Mrs. Astor in The Gilded Age. © HBO

What Will Happen In Season 3?

After the second season’s final moments, we’re anticipating some Russell family drama in The Gilded Age season three. With matriarch Bertha essentially promising her daughter Gladys’ hand in marriage to the Duke of Buckingham (Ben Lamb), there’s bound to be some fallout.

Meanwhile, with Ada now in control of the Van Rhijn family finances, there’s sure to be some drama across the street, with Agnes surely struggling in more of a submissive role.

Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell & Morgan Spector as George Russell

Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell & Morgan Spector as George Russell in The Gilded Age. © HBO

The Cast

The cast of The Gilded Age is pretty large (and that’s an understatement). Here are the key characters to know…

  • Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell
  • Morgan Spector as George Russell
  • Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook
  • Cynthia Nixon as Ada Forte
  • Christine Baranski as Agnes van Rhijn
  • Denée Benton as Peggy Scott
  • Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell
  • Harry Richardson as Larry Russell
  • Blake Ritson as Oscar van Rhijn
  • Thomas Cocquerel as Tom Raikes
  • Simon Jones as Mr. Alfred Bannister
  • Jack Gilpin as Mr. Church
  • Ben Ahlers as John ‘Jack’ Trotter
  • Michael Cerveris as Mr. Watson
  • Celia Keenan-Bolger as Mrs. Bruce
  • Debra Monk as Mrs. Armstrong
  • Donna Murphy as Caroline Schermerhorn Astor
  • Kristine Nielsen as Mrs. Bauer
  • Kelli O’Hara as Aurora Fane
  • Patrick Page as Richard Clay
  • Taylor Richardson as Bridget
  • Douglas Sills as Monsieur Baudin
  • John Douglas Thompson as Arthur Scott
  • Erin Wilhelmi as Adelheid Weber
  • Kelley Curran as Mrs. Enid Winterton
  • Sullivan Jones as T. Thomas Fortune
  • Robert Sean Leonard as Luke Forte
  • Jeremy Shamos as Mr. Gilbert
  • Laura Benanti as Susan Blane
  • Nicole Brydon Bloom as Maud Beaton
  • David Furr as Dashiell Montgomery
  • Matilda Lawler as Frances Montgomery
  • Ben Lamb as the Duke of Buckingham
Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook & Denée Benton as Peggy Scott in The Gilded Age

Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook & Denée Benton as Peggy Scott in The Gilded Age. © HBO

When Is The Gilded Age Set?

The Gilded Age season one begins in 1882, while season 2 kicks off on Easter Sunday 1883. By the end of season two, it’s October 1883, so we’re anticipating season three will enter 1884.

This is slap bang in the middle of the real ‘Gilded Age’ period in American history, which lasted from the 1870s to the late 1890s.

Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook in The Gilded Age

Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook in The Gilded Age. © HBO

Release Date

No news on a release date just yet, but we’re hoping The Gilded Age season three will arrive before the end of 2024.

Where Is The Gilded Age Streaming?

In the UK, The Gilded Age seasons one and two are streaming on NOW. In the US, catch up with all episodes on Max.