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The Gilded Age Season 3 Release Date & Everything We Know

The Gilded Age Season 3 Release Date & Everything We Know

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The Gilded Age positioned itself as the American equivalent of Downton Abbey. Creator Julian Fellowes developed both shows, which are period pieces that involve the ins and outs of polite society.

Downton Abbey is early 20th century Britain, while The Gilded Age looks at America in the late 1800s. Season 1 was a success and just one month after its debut, HBO renewed the show for a second season.

Now that season 2 is out, fans are waiting with bated breath to see if another season is coming.

Below, we’ve gathered everything there is to know about season 3 of The Gilded Age, including its possible release date and what delays it might face.

When Is The Release Date For The Gilded Age Season 3?

Right now, there is no confirmed release date for season 3 of The Gilded Age. Season 2 aired in October 2023.

HBO is currently assessing the “viewership relative to budget” on several series in their second season.

Francesca Orsi, the head of drama at HBO, told Deadline that several factors go into a show’s renewal. These include cost, viewership, critical response, and the “buzz nature” of the show.

Carrie Coon and Nathan Lane in The Gilded Age TV series

“It’s those elements that we are always keeping in mind and discussing relative to whether or not a show will continue,” she explained. “That factors in for [shows like] Gilded Age, so we have to play everything out and see how well they do.”

If season 2 does well right away, season 3 could air by winter of 2024 or 2025. Season 2 began about a year and a half after the premiere of season 1.

HBO also renewed the second season just a month after season 1 first aired. So, we could be hearing good news about season 3 soon.

Will HBO Delay Season 3 of The Gilded Age?

The state of The Gilded Age and other projects are questionable right now due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

The Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) went on strike in May of 2023 when major Hollywood studios failed to negotiate a new and fail deal with union members.

Thankfully, the strike ended with a tentative deal between the two parties in October. But it wasn’t until November that SAG-AFTRA struck a similar deal.

The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) joined the WGA in striking back in July 2023.

Although they’re now over, the writers’ and actors’ strikes still affected the usual schedule of work for new TV shows.

Christine Baranski in The Gilded Age TV series

In short, news of The Gilded Age season 3 may be limited for a while due to the various delays in Hollywood.

How Will Season 2 Of The Gilded Age Affect The Plot of Season 3?

With season 2 only just beginning, it’s unclear where season 3 might go. However, the overview of what’s to come in season 2 will definitely inform what comes next.

The official HBO description says that in season 2 of The Gilded Age, “Bertha challenges Mrs. Astor and the old system and works to not only gain a foothold in Society, but to potentially take a leading role in it.”

If Bertha is successful in her endeavors, season 2 could end with her taking a more prominent place in New York society. That could mean season 3 will more deeply explore the upper echelons as Bertha moves through them.

Marian could also be set on a new path for seasons 2 and 3. Episode 1 of season 2, “You Don’t Even Like Opera,” shows us that Marian’s former love interest from season 1 is now getting married to someone else. But Marian has her own new prospects, in the form of a handsome widower Dashiell Montgomery.

Could Dashiell stick around until season 3? Perhaps the next season will continue their possible love story or bring Marian a third romantic partner.

There are still seven episodes to go for season 2, though, so fans will just have to see how this season goes before really knowing what will happen in season 3.