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The Gilded Age: release date of Sky drama, trailer, and who’s in cast with Christine Baranski and Carrie Coon

Creator of Downton Abbey Julian Fellowes is behind The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age, a new period drama from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, is coming to Sky and NOW TV on January 25th.

The series stars Carrie Coon and Christine Baranski.

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Here’s everything you need to know about The Gilded Age.

What is it about?

The official synopsis explains that “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, the story begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (Louisa 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 (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon).”

“Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbours, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie 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?”

Who is in the cast?

Louisa Jacobson stars as Marian Brook. Jacobson has largely done stage work prior to The Gilded Age; she is also Meryl Streep’s daughter.

Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That…) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers) all star in key roles as well.

They’re joined by Morgan Spector (Homeland), Denée Benton (Natashia, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Blake Ritson (Endeavour), Simon Jones (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), and Harry Richardson (Poldark).

Where can I see the trailer?

You can see the trailer right here to get a look at some of the lavish set design and expensive costumes.

When is it on and how can I watch it?

The Gilded Age begins on Sky Max on Wednesday January 25th at 9pm. The series is nine episodes long in total.

It will also be available on NOW TV.

Where was it filmed?

The series was filmed in Newport, Rhode Island, at the mansions Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms, and The Breakers.

Further filming took place in New York at The Lyndhurst Estate and the Hudson River Museum.

Why should I watch it?

Any new show with Carrie Coon is worth watching.

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