Airdate: The Gilded Age

Sweeping saga by Julian Fellowes will finally premiere next week.

It’s been a long time coming but period drama The Gilded Age finally hits screens next week.

The sweeping saga by Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey, Gosford Park) was first floated in 2013, and announced for Australia by 10 back in 2018.

It will finally premiere on Paramount+ on January 26.

Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, The Gilded Age 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 (The Good Fight’s Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Sex In The City’s Cynthia Nixon).

Accompanied by Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an aspiring writer seeking a fresh start, Marian inadvertently becomes enmeshed in a social war between one of her aunts, a descendant of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbours, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (The Leftovers’ Carrie Coon).

The Gilded Age’s stellar cast also includes Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Aussie actors Harry Richardson (Total Control) and Thomas Cocquerel (Red Dog), and guest stars Jeanne Tripplehorn (Waterworld and The Firm) and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage).

Wednesday January 26 on Paramount+

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  1. The well known actresses in costumed roles is a turn off here. Your so used to seeing Christine and Cynthia in other roles you can’t quite see them in a period piece.

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