First look: The Gilded Age

Sky has announced The Gilded Age, the new drama series from Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, will premiere on Sky Atlantic and NOW on 25th January.

Set in 1882 , the show follows young Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) as she moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (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 scion of the old money set, and her stupendously rich neighbours, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Morgan Spector) and Bertha Russell (Carrie 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?

Here’s a first look at the show.

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