Julian Fellowes’ new series will tell about the high society of New York in the 1880s …
“The power belongs to old New York my dear. Not to the new one. Never!“The tone is set. The trailer for The Gilded Age promises a glamorous, scathing and beautiful historical drama. The new series from creator Julian Fellowes will be very clearly in the same vein as his famous Downton abbey :
This time he leaves England and its ancestral traditions for the New World. Fellowes will introduce us to the “Golden Age of America”, this period of prosperity, marked by immense economic changes, enormous fortunes won and lost, and great conflicts between the old and the new generation. The Gilded Age will begin in 1882 with the young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) who leaves rural Pennsylvania for New York City after the death of her father to live with her very old aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon) . Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer in search of a new beginning, Marian inadvertently finds herself embroiled in a social war between one of her aunts, heir to an old fortune, and her neighbors. extraordinarily wealthy: a ruthless railroad magnate and his ambitious wife, George and Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector). Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern era, will Marian follow the established rules of society or chart her own course?
To the casting of The Gilded Age we will also find Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Jack Gilpin, Christine Baranski. Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald or Jeanne Tripplehorn. Launch Monday, January 24, 2022 on HBO in the United States. No French broadcaster announced yet.