‘The Gilded Age’ Was Nominated for 6 Emmys—Here’s What We Know About Season 3

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The Gilded Age Earned 6 Emmy NominationsAlison Cohen Rosa

The Gilded Age has been a big hit for HBO and the network confirmed a third season just days after the second one finished airing. The Julian Fellowes creation follows old New York families with tons of money as they go through a huge cultural shift that changes their futures—and the future of the city itself.

The critically acclaimed show received a total of six Emmy award nominations for its second season, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Period Costumes for a Series. Carrie Coon, who plays Bertha Russell, was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Christine Baranski, Agnes Van Rhijn in the show, received Outstanding Supporting Actress.

The Gilded Age’s only other nomination came in 2022, when they were in the running for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program. They ended up taking the prize home that night.

Here’s what we know about the epic show’s third season so far. Spoilers ahead.

What will season three of The Gilded Age be about?

At the end of season two, it was revealed that Ada inherited a whole lot of money, meaning the Brook family is saved and her own power is on the rise. The Russell family is also struggling with the conflict between Gladys and Bertha. With a new rich family appearing on the scene (see casting below), it looks like more machinations and money moves are on the horizon.

Who will be in the cast?

Viewers can likely expect to see recurring cast Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Harry Richardson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Taylor Richardson, Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Cynthia Nixon, and Christine Baranski.

The season three cast will include some new faces, like the great Phylicia Rashad as a recurring character named Mrs. Elizabeth Kirkland. Her description reads that she is “a woman from a prominent family in Newport with ties dating back to the American Revolution who has high standards and an occasionally sharp tongue.”

Brian Stokes Mitchell will play her husband, Frederick Kirkland, a pastor at a powerful Black church in the Newport community. Jordan Donica will star as their son, Dr. William Kirkland.

Victoria Clark is set to guest star as Joan Carlton, described as a woman from “the old money side of New York high society.”

When will season three of The Gilded Age premiere?

No date has been set yet for season three.

Has production on The Gilded Age season three started?

It appears so. Louisa Jacobson shared a post on Instagram in early July of her fabulous wig getting placed on her head in the makeup trailer.

In the caption, she wrote, “FIRST DAY OF @gildedagehbo 🥂SEASON 3🥂 LET’S GO.”

This post will be updated.

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