Lovers of frothy historical dramas with high stakes and stunning costumes are in for a treat, as HBO provides the goods with the upcoming series The Gilded Age.
While the drama advertises itself as fictional, it is set in America’s very genuine Gilded Age in the late nineteenth century.
So anticipate plenty of decadence from the era’s one-percenters as well as some historically accurate reflections on America’s transition into the modern world. See below for all you need to know about The Gilded Age.
Julian Fellowes, the writer and producer behind Downton Abbey, understands creating a compelling period drama.
In 2018, there was considerable hype about Fellowes’ Downton Abbey spin-off, which was conceived for NBC but ended up at HBO one year later.
Gareth Neame, Fellowes’ former Downton Abbey co-star, will also executive produce.
HBO gathered Hollywood’s finest to act as if they were running about 19th century New York socialites.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski, together with Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector, lead the way. Denée Benton will also appear with Louisa Jacobson, Meryl Streep’s youngest child.
The Gilded Age premieres on HBO on January 24 and will also be available on HBO Max.
Carriages, ballgowns, and people mocking additional wealth — The Gilded Age’s debut trailer clarifies that these one-percenters mean business.
Ada, Nixon’s sweeter-natured sister, appears to be the sterner sister to Baranski. She dislikes the newly rich New Yorkers, whom she believes are wrecking society, and she doesn’t care a damn about it. It will be a great one to watch.