We know, we know, we are very late for the opera, but the Holidays got in the way. But, just as the new Opera House received applause, so did the announcement that Julian Fellowes’ THE GILDED AGE will see a third season on HBO. Fans of the series were waiting for the news and now the proclamation is in. Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films is quoted as saying, “We’re so proud of what Julian Fellowes and THE GILDED AGE family have achieved. From the costumes to the production design and performances, the show has captivated so many week after week. Along with our partners at Universal Television, we are thrilled to continue this grand tale for a third season.”
Erin Underhill, President, Universal Television offered the following quote: “There is much more story to tell with THE GILDED AGE. We’re delighted that HBO is giving fans another season of Julian Fellowes’ incredible storytelling. The cast and crew put so much of their heart and soul into the last two seasons, and we’re so proud that all this hard work is paying off with another season… you won’t want to miss what’s next!”
It is, of course, difficult to say just what indeed comes next. There are plenty of storylines to continue and characters to follow, both upstairs and downstairs. It appears the Van Rhijn household has survived financial distress. Will Marian Brook find a lasting love with Larry Russell? What adventure will the ambitious Peggy Scott pursue? And young footman Jack Trotter seems to be doing well for himself. And Mrs Astor & Winterton will surely loom in the coming season, right? The Russels might be sitting pretty for now, but surely there are more fights to come in the old money/new money battle in the season to come. We’ll keep you posted.