HBO's 'Gilded Age' Trailer: 'Downton Abbey' Creator's New Series Is Basically American 'Downton Abbey' (Video)

Not-”Downton Abbey“ premieres Jan. 24


HBO released the trailer for “The Gilded Age” on Thursday, revealing “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes’ glamorous new period-piece series. And if you are a fan of “Downton Abbey,” well, you definitely won’t be disappointed with what is essentially an American “Downton Abbey.”

Written by Fellowes and Sonja Warfield, and directed by Michael Engler and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, the nine-episode “The Gilded Age” stars Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel, Jack Gilpin, with Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.

Watch “The Gilded Age” trailer above.

Here’s the official description for “The Gilded Age,” which will debut Monday, Jan. 24 at 9/8c on HBO:

“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, HBO’s The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook (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 (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Benton), 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 (Spector) and Bertha Russell (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?”

More to come…

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