HBO has renewed its Julian Fellowes-created lavish period drama “The Gilded Age” for a third season, the order comes just days after the series aired its second season finale earlier this week.
The show follows a young woman entering 1880s New York City’s rigid social scene who is drawn into the daily conflicts surrounding the new money Russell family and the old money van Rhijn-Brook family who are both Upper East Side neighbors.
Carrie Coon, Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon lead the cast. Francesca Orsi, HBO Programming EVP and head of HBO Drama Series and Films, says in a statement:
“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.”
Whilst that show has a healthy life ahead, the fate is not so fortunate for “Minx”. The series debuted in early 2022 on HBO to critical acclaim but was then cancelled by the streamer just a week out from the production wrap of the second season.
Starz picked it up, finished it and aired it on their service this Summer. Now the show’s co-executive producer and star Jake Johnson tells Deadline he doesn’t expect a renewal:
“I think the move to Starz, I think HBO kind of doing their HBO thing, or HBO Max, whatever it’s called now, I think that was brutal for [the show]. Then, I think the strike coming out right as we were trying to promote it…My guess is you can’t beat something up that many times and keep going.”
Created and showrun by Ellen Rapoport, the 1970s Los Angeles-set series centers around Joyce Prigger (Ophelia Lovibond), an earnest, young feminist who joins forces with low-rent publisher Doug Renetti (Johnson) to create the first erotic magazine for women.
Johnson will next be seen in the comedic thriller “Self Reliance” which is also his feature directorial debut. Anna Kendrick, Natalie Morales, Mary Holland, Emily Hampshire, Christopher Lloyd and Wayne Brady co-star in that film which hits Hulu on January 12th.