After the breakout success of The Gilded Age season one in early 2022, HBO renewed the period drama for season two — which premieres this Sunday.
The Gilded Age‘s second season will be available to stream on Max at the same time as it airs on HBO. The channel is also available as an add-on at Amazon’s Prime Video, which offers a free seven-day trial of Max; after that, it autorenews at $15.99 monthly. Those with subscriptions to live TV streaming services such as DirecTV Stream and Hulu can also add Max to their package for an extra $15.99 per month in addition to base plan fees.
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Ahead, keep reading for more about The Gilded Age season two’s premiere date and air time, how to watch the TV show with and without cable and more.
Where to Watch The Gilded Age (Season Two) With Cable
The Gilded Age season two will air on the premium cable network HBO. You can watch the drama through your cable TV provider, or on Max.com with your cable TV account login information.
Where to Watch The Gilded Age (Season Two) Without Cable
Season two is ready to stream on Max every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT. For those who already have an existing live TV streaming service subscription, Max is available as an add-on channel for $15.99 per month (in addition to base plan fees) through Amazon Prime Video, DirecTV Stream and Hulu, to name a few.
Watch Max on Amazon’s Prime Video
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Watch Max on DirecTV Stream
DirecTV Stream lets you watch more than 65 other channels under its Entertainment package ($64.99 monthly), including BET, MTV and more; add Max to your plan and get your first two months for free for a limited time. After that, the channel auto-renews for $15.99 per month.
Other DirecTV Stream plans ($84.99 to $154.99 monthly) offer over 90 to 140 channels and subscribers can connect via DirecTV’s Gemini device (requires an existing internet connection) or satellite dish (Gemini device and HD DVR equipment included, existing internet connection required). For a limited time, new customers get a price guarantee for their first two years and a $200 Visa gift card.
Watch Max on Hulu
If you’re already a Hulu subscriber, you can add Max to your subscription for $15.99 per month. Hulu’s base plan starts at $7.99 per month with ads or $17.99 per month without ads, and both tiers include one month for free. Other options include the Disney Bundle Duo Basic that includes Disney+ and Hulu with ads for $9.99 per month, the Disney Bundle Trio that comes with Hulu, Disney+ and ESPN+ with ads for $14.99 per month and Hulu with Live TV ($76.99 and up per month) that includes all three streamers plus live cable TV streaming; see more options here.
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From Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, The Gilded Age season two follows the continuing society wars between two very wealthy women in late 19th-century New York City. The new money Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon) fights for a spot amongst the upper crust, while old money Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) tries to humiliate her in high society.
Fellowes joined THR‘s TV’s Top 5 podcast last year and explained how The Gilded Age is not, in fact, a sequel to Downton Abbey. “I never saw the series as connected because The Gilded Age starts 30 years before Downton Abbey,” he said. “I’m not saying I would never have a character from Downton Abbey at some point, but these are two completely separate shows.”
The new season also stars a fantastic ensemble cast, including Morgan Spector, Louisa Jacobson, Denée Benton, Taissa Farmiga, Harry Richardson, Blake Ritson, Thomas Cocquerel, Simon Jones, Jack Gilpin, Cynthia Nixon, Donna Murphy, Nathan Lane and others.
More Gilded Age Merch
Fans of the historical drama can soak up even more from the Gilded Age — a term coined by Mark Twain that encapsulates the period from about 1877 to 1900 — with cookbooks, novels and more that celebrate the era.
The Gilded Age: The Complete First Season [DVD]
The Gilded Age Cookbook by Becky Libourel Diamond
Not officially affiliated with the Max TV series, The Gilded Age Cookbook includes recipes for “rich soups, juicy roasts, and luscious desserts” alongside historic images and stories of the celebrities of the time, including the Rockefellers, Astors and Vanderbilts.
'An American Beauty: A Novel of the Gilded Age' by Shana Abé
Shana Abé’s historical fiction novel, An American Beauty, is inspired by the rags-to-riches story of Arabella Huntington, who married railway tycoon Collis P. Huntington and was once the richest woman in America. (Those in California may be familiar with the Huntington Library, which houses her art collection.)
American Gilded Age Drop Earrings
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