Will The Gilded Age Be Renewed For Season 3?

Will The Gilded Age Be Renewed For Season 3?
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Period drama? More like drama, period.


  • The Gilded Age season 2 premiered on October 29.
  • HBO has not yet announced the third season for its period drama.
  • Updates on potential season 3 renewal might be expected after viewership figures for season 2 arrive.

Some HBO shows are safe from cancellation from the very moment they premiere because they almost immediately arrive to ultimate fan love. Hits like House of the Dragon, The Last of Us, or Euphoria don't leave their fans biting their nails and waiting for renewal announcements.

But when it comes to some less mainstream pieces, things are a lot more complicated. In order to get the long-awaited green light for another chapter, such shows need to have viewership figures that prove they are worthy of renewal.

For period drama The Gilded Age from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, it's the second scenario.

The Gilded Age Season 2 Premiere

The first season of The Gilded Age entered stage in January 2022, and fans loved it so much that the show was greenlit by HBO for a second chapter. The first episode of season 2 premiered on HBO and Max October 29, bringing back the old money drama of upper Manhattan.

The popularity of Bridgerton has provided the period drama genre with a Renaissance of sorts, so now fans are rallying for HBO to introduce even more period dramas — or at least support the one it already has more.

Will There Be a Season 3 of The Gilded Age?

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As of now, The Gilded Age fandom does everything in its power to make sure season 2 won't mark the series' last one. Even though season 2 is only one episode in, fans are urging each other to make sure the second chapter receives the viewership figures it deserves.

Some people, however, believe that the first episode of the second season, titled You Don't Even Like Opera, wasn't the strongest of openers — particularly because it was quite slow. However, who needs to rush when it comes to the upper society intrigues?

So far, HBO has not yet broken silence on a potential season 3 renewal for The Gilded Age. With SAG-AFTRA strike still unresolved, the network might not release any promising updates before the viewership figures for the entire season 2 are available.

The Gilded Age Season 2 Schedule

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With the first episode already available for streaming, the second one, titled Some Sort of Trick, will arrive on November 5, 9 p.m. eastern time. New episodes then will release every Sunday, with the season finale scheduled for December 17.

Here is the schedule for all eight episode of The Gilded Age season 2:

Episode 1: You Don't Even Like Opera: October 29, 2023 (available)
Episode 2: Some Sort of Trick: November 5, 2023, 9 p.m. EST
Episode 3: Head to Head: November 12, 2023, 9 p.m. EST
Episode 4: November 19, 2023, 9 p.m. EST
Episode 5: November 26, 2023, 9 p.m. EST
Episode 6: December 3, 2023, 9 p.m. EST
Episode 7: December 10, 2023, 9 p.m. EST
Episode 8 (season finale): December 17, 2023, 9 p.m. EST