HBO has revealed the official The Gilded Age trailer, which previews creator Julian Fellowes’ (Downton Abbey) new series premiering Monday, January 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT). You can watch the trailer using the player below.
Coming to both HBO and HBO Max, the nine-episode drama series is written by Julian Fellowes and Sonja Warfield, and directed by Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield.
The Gilded Age stars Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, Jack Gilpin, with Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.
The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and of huge fortunes made and lost.
Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Jacobson) moving from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon).
Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Spector) and Bertha Russell (Coon).
Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?
The additional cast members include Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris, Kelley Curran, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Amy Forsyth, Michel Gill, Ward Horton, Bill Irwin, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Nathan Lane.
The cast is rounded out by Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, John Douglas Thompson, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Erin Wilhelmi.
Julian Fellowes is the creator, writer and executive producer. Gareth Neame and David Crockett are executive producers, while Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield both direct and executive produce.
Sonja Warfield is also a writer and co-executive producer. The Gilden Age is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
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