The Gilded Age fans have a lot to look forward to as a third season was officially confirmed by HBO after its December 2023 season 2 finale. While fans are waiting a new season, they can also anticipate upcoming films or series which will star The Gilded Age cast members. These 6 projects showcase the diverse acting range of the cast and will likely hit our screens before we see the third season.

A Wonderful Way with Dragons (Film) – Ben Ahlers (Jack Trotter)
Director Delfine Paolini’s feature film directorial debut A Wonderful Way with Dragons stars Ben Ahlers alongside Taylor Greare (Burn Your Maps), Violet McGraw (M3GAN), Warren Kole (Yellowjackets), Miguel Angel Garcia (The Long Game), Donnie Masihi (This Is Us), and Ian Foreman (Let The Right One In).

The synopsis reads: “After a pandemic sweeps the world, six children remain abandoned on an enigmatic island. Their struggle to survive becomes paled by individual desires for each other and for power.”

It recently premiered at the Berlin Art Film Festival and won Best Indie Feature Film. There is no word yet on a wide release date.

(L-R): Ben Ahlers as Gray, Taylor Geare as Laura, and Miguel Angel Garcia as Dev in A Wonderful Way with Dragons. Photo via A Wonderful Way with Dragons Instagram

The Count of Monte Cristo (Limited TV Series) – Blake Ritson (Oscar Van Rhijn)
The classic novel, The Count of Monte Cristo is getting a limited series TV adaptation which will feature an ensemble cast including Blake Ritson as Danglars, Jeremy Irons (The Borgias) as Abbé Faria, Sam Claflin (Daisy Jones & The Six) as Edmond Dantes, Greg Hughes as Bovine, Poppy Corby-Tuech (Fantastic Beasts films) as Heloise Villefort, Ana Girardot (Escobar: Paradise Lost) as Mercedes, Ramona Von Pusch (Cerebrum) as Isabelle, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard (The Rain) as Gerard Villefort, Méghane De Croock as Eugenia, Karla-Simone Spence (Gold Digger) as Haydee, Michele Riondino (The Lions of Sicily) as Jacopo, Lino Guanciale (The Red Door) as Vampa, and Gabriella Pession (The Red Door) as Hermine.

The official logline reads: “Edmond Dantes, a sailor falsely accused of treason, is imprisoned in the Château d’If off Marseille. After escaping, and adopting the identity of the Count of Monte Cristo, he plans revenge against those who wrongly accused him.”

The 8-episode miniseries is directed by Danish filmmaker Bille August (A Fortunate Man) and this will mark the first time that the novel is adapted for television. It is expected to air some time in 2024 as filming took place in 2023 in Paris.

Lake George – (Film) Carrie Coon (Bertha Russell)
Jeffrey Reiner’s (The Affair) dark comedy neo-noir Lake George stars Carrie Coon and Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire), and will make its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in June. While a wide release date is not yet known, it is likely we could see it hit the big screen in 2024, if not, early 2025.

The synopsis reads: “From time to time, extenuating circumstances bring together the unlikeliest of allies. That’s exactly where we find Don (Shea Whigham) and Phyllis (Carrie Coon). Tasked by mobsters with putting an end to Phyllis’ life, Don is unable to pull the trigger, and instead the two set off on a road trip that evolves into something much more. You see, Phyllis has designs of her own and proposes a little tag team action to Don: combine forces with the aim to steal all the money from the people who want her dead. And so their twisted story begins.”

Additional cast include Glenn Fleshler (Billions) and Max Casella (Tulsa King).

(L-R): Carrie Coon as Phyllis and Shea Whigham as Don in Lake George. Photo via Tribeca

Materialists (Film) – Louisa Jacobson (Marian Brook)
The romantic comedy written and directed by Celine Song (Past Lives) is currently in production in New York and has an ensemble cast including Louisa Jacobson, Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us), Dakota Johnson (Cha Cha Real Smooth), Chris Evans (The Gray Man), and Marin Ireland (Hell or High Water). It isn’t yet known who the characters are, but the synopsis reads: “A matchmaker’s lucrative business gets complicated when she falls into a toxic love triangle that threatens her clients.”

Nine Perfect Strangers, Season 2 (Series) – Christine Baranski (Agnes Van Rhijn)
The second season of Hulu’s drama Nine Perfect Strangers will see Nicole Kidman reprise her role from season 1, which premiered in 2021, but will feature new guests at the wellness resort featured in the first season. The new cast members include Christine Baranski, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Henry Golding (The Gentlemen), Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Mark Strong (1917), Lena Olin (Hunters), Dolly De Leon (Triangle of Sadness), Maisie Richardson-Sellers (Jagged Mind), singer-songwriter King Princess, Aras Aydin (Cherry Season), and Lucas Englander (Transatlantic).

Season 1 took place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this ten-day retreat is the resort’s director Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine ‘perfect’ strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

Season 2 is expected to premiere either at the end of 2024 or beginning of 2025.

She Taught Love (Film) – Taissa Farmiga (Gladys Russell)
The upcoming romance film She Taught Love, written by and starring Darrell Britt-Gibson (Barry) and directed by Nate Edwards (Afro) also stars Taissa Farmiga and Kirby (Sugar). The synopsis reads: “A guy, Frank, on a self-destructive path. A girl, Mali, with an expiration date. What a perfect time to meet and fall in love.” The film is in post production and is expected to be released some time this year.


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