Thursday, November 18, 2021

HBO Unveils Premiere Date for New Drama 'The Gilded Age' Starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and Carrie Coon

HBO has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original drama series The Gilded Age starring Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Cynthia Nixon (And Just Like That) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers).

The 9-episode first season will premiere on Monday, January 24 at 9/8c.

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 drama begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook 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, 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 and Bertha Russell (Coon). Exposed to a world on the brink of modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path?

In addition to Baranski, Nixon and Coon, the drama stars Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel and Jack Gilpin.

Recurring guest stars 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.

Julian Fellowes created the drama. He executive produces with Gareth Neame, David Crockett and directors Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield. Sonya Warfield serves as a co-executive producer. Universal Television produces in association with HBO.