HBO’s long-awaited The Gilded Age, created by Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes, makes its debut on the premium network on Monday, Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
The series kicks off in 1882 when Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) moves to New York City from rural Pennsylvania after her father’s death. She takes up residence with her old-money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon) and soon begins to see the city through their eyes. She’s accompanied to New York by her young friend and aspiring writer Peggy Scott (Denée Benton).
Marian soon becomes embroiled in a feud between one of her aunts and her stupendously wealthy neighbors, ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell (Morgan Spector) and his ambitious wife Bertha (Carrie Coon).
The series also stars Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel and Jack Gilpin as well as 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.
The Gilded Age is created, written and executive produced by Fellowes, with Gareth Neame, David Crockett and Salli Richardson-Whitfield directing and executive producing. Sonja Warfield worked closely with Fellowes to write and co-executive produce. Michael Engler also executive produces. The Gilded Age is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.