HBOMax debuts the official trailer and first look from The Gilded Age. A new series from the Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes.

What is the Gilded Age?

Written by Julian Fellowes and Sonja Warfield, comes The Gilded Age. A 9-episode period drama series during a time of economic change, a great conflict between the old and new ways. The series begins in 1882 and follows a young woman from Pennsylvania, Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson). After the death of her father, she and her friend Peggy Scott go live with her Aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon). Two old bitties who come from old money living in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Exposed to an entirely new world, will Marian follow the path of least resistance or forge her own way? 

Check out the trailer below.

Who is making The Gilded Age?

The Gilded Age is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television. And will be directed by Michael Engler, who will also serve as an Executive Producer. The series is also executive produced by Gareth Neame, David Crockett, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Sonja Warfield. Check out this all-star ensemble cast: 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.

Addition 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, Nathan Lane, 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.

Check out the Official HBOMax Synopsis

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?

Official Gilded Age Synopsis

The Gilded Age debuts Monday, January 24th at 9/10 ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBOMax.