First teaser for Downton Abbey creator's new HBO drama

The Gilded Age is set decades before Julian Fellowes other hit amongst the high-society of the 1800s. 

HBO has released the first teaser for Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ new TV series The Gilded Age.  

The show is set in 1882 during the titular period which saw huge economic growth, rapid industrialization and a huge influx of immigrants across the United States. 

It follows Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) who, after the sudden death of her father, moves to New York City to live with her incredibly rich, old money aunts Agnes Rhijin (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). 

As well as befriending aspiring writer Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), Brook soon becomes entangled in a fierce social war between her aunts and their flamboyant new money neighbours, railroad tycoon George Russell and his wife Bertha (Carrie Coon). 

Morgan Spector, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel and Jack Gilpin make up the rest of the large ensemble cast. 

The Gilded Age will consist of nine hour-long episodes all of which were written by Fellowes and Will and Grace’s Sonja Warfield. Directing duties will be shared out amongst Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield

US network NBC originally greenlit the series back in 2018 before HBO and Universal Television acquired it in early 2019. 

The Gilded Age will premiere on Sky Atlantic and NOW on 25th January 2022.

Source: Deadline

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