What you need to know about the next must-watch period drama


Downton AbbeyLook no further if you are looking for a new series to keep your attention. The Gilded Age. The creators of the new HBO series were Downton Abbey mastermind Julian Fellowes and will finally debut on HBO and HBO Max on Jan. 24 at 9 p.m. ET. ET.

Fellowes discussed making The Gilded AgeFor years, cameras were not even invented. It was once even considered a “Photography” at one time. Downton Abbeyprequel series, but it was made its own thing in January 2016. The Gilded Age It was originally aired on NBC and was scheduled to air in 2019. The project was transferred to HBO in May 2019. HBO quickly placed a series order. The first season will have nine episodes and air between January 24th and March 21st.

Morgan Spector, Carrie Coon and Cynthia Nixon are the most well-known characters of the main cast. Baranski plays Agnes van Rhijn who is a Dutch-American socialite and tries to keep New York’s old aristocratic values intact. Nixon portrays Agnes Brook, her sister. Ada Brook relies on Agnes. Coon was cast in Bertha Russell’s role. Bertha wants to use her money for the polite society. Spector portrays George Russell, a robber baron.

There are also younger actors who play characters growing up during the great New York City changes. Denee Benton plays Peggy Scott, a young writer. Louisa Jacobson portrays Marian Brook, a homeless girl who moves in to live with her aunts. Blake Ritson plays Agnes, and Gladys Russell is played by Taissa Farmiga. Jacobson, Meryl Streep’s daughter, will make her TV debut in the series.

Harry Richardson and Thomas Cocquerel are also part of the main cast. Jack Gilpin is another member. Nathan Lane, Amy Forsyth (with Douglas Sills), Patrick Page, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and Patrick Page make up the recurring cast. Kelli O’Hara and Audra McDonald have guest roles.

Marian and Peggy are one of the central characters in the new series. Marian is helped by Peggy, but Peggy ends up helping Agnes because of her penmanship. “While it was a period of expansive wealth and great opulence for a small segment of Americans, it was also a time when social inequities were glaring,”Dr. Erica Armstong Dunbar is a co-executive producer and historical consultant. Entertainment Weekly. “Viewers will see these different worlds and be able to connect the past to the present.”

Fellowes would also be open to hearing everyone’s thoughts on the show. Downton AbbeyHe doesn’t want it to be seen as a continuation of his beloved series. “When we recreate that period, we’re as interested in the people working below the stairs as we are in the people above it,”He said EW This is The Gilded Age. “It was an integral part of that life, and I don’t really see how you can tell those stories anymore and not define the servant characters because they were all there. They were all thinking and feeling and having opinions about their employers and plans for their own lives.”