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The Gilded Age

The Gilded Age

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  • Premiered: 
    January 24, 2022
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by Julian Fellowes 
  • Subject Matter: Period
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  • Season 1
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Plot Synopsis

Created, written, and executive produced by Julian Fellowes, THE GILDED AGE is a period drama that 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 and Ada Brook. 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. Exposed to a world on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path? 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. Episodes include:

"Never the New" (Monday, January 24, 2022): 1882. After the death of her father and accompanied by Peggy Scott, Marian Brook travels to New York to live with her aristocratic aunts, Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook. Meanwhile, determined to break into society, ruthless tycoon George Russell and his ambitious wife Bertha move their family into a lavish mansion across the street and prepare to throw their first soiree.

"Money Isn't Everything" (Monday, January 31, 2022): Tom Raikes' visit to New York delights Marian but worries aunt Agnes. An increasingly desperate Peggy seeks legal advice from Mr. Raikes, George takes steps to further his latest business plans, Oscar van Rhijn homes in on young Gladys Russell, and a charity bazaar becomes the source of a dramatic stand after Bertha is slighted.

"Face the Music" (Monday, February 7, 2022): An unfortunate development finds George's new rail station under threat. Despite Agnes' warnings, Marian continues to see Mr. Raikes, who lays his ambitions bare. Peggy learns that a publisher is interested in her stories. At a talk given by Clara Barton, Ada reunites with a childhood friend. Oscar grows attached to his plan, while Jack invites Bridget to a show.

"A Long Ladder" (Monday, February 14, 2022): In the aftermath of a tragedy, George makes a deal to help Bertha. Peggy gets an assignment from publisher T. Thomas Fortune, but a dinner with her parents ends on a sour note. Marian learns more about the mysterious Mrs. Chamberlain. Bannister's visit to the Russell house has a lasting impact on the staff. Bridget shares her dark secret with Mrs. Bauer.

"Charity Has Two Functions" (Monday, February 21, 2022): George and Bertha extend an invite to a young man who's piqued Gladys' interest. After charming Mr. McAllister, Bertha accompanies Marian and Aurora to hear Clara Barton speak in Dansville. There, Peggy works on her article and shares the story of her first love with Marian, whose interest in Mr. Raikes continues to grow. Oscar crosses paths with a vengeful Turner.

"Heads Have Rolled for Less" (Monday, February 28, 2022): Bertha goes all out at a luncheon to impress Mr. McAllister, enlisting the help of Bannister who rubs Church the wrong way. George fights to protect his public image, while Agnes' status quo is disrupted. As Marian debates her feelings, Mrs. Chamberlain makes her an offer. Gladys bonds with a new friend. Armstrong intensifies her campaign against Peggy.

"Irresistible Change" (Monday, March 7, 2022): As the city buzzes over Edison's electricity demonstration, Bertha plans a picnic that involves Mr. Raikes -- but not Marian. Agnes entreats her niece to protect the family's reputation. George prepares for a legal battle as he bristles over Larry's career ambitions. Bannister plots his revenge. Turner gets an unwelcome surprise.

"Tucked Up in Newport" (Monday, March 14, 2022): During her first visit to Newport, Bertha follows Mr. McCallister's lead but is soon reminded of her place. Oscar's pursuit of Gladys is threatened by a familiar presence. George gets his day in court. Worried about Armstrong's interference, Peggy reveals her past. Marian makes a decision about her romantic future. Bridget follows Jack across the city.

"Let the Tournament Begin" (Season 1 finale; Monday, March 21, 2022): As Marian prepares to embark on a new adventure, Ada and Aurora rush to stop her before it's too late. With Gladys' debut ball fast approaching, the clash between Bertha and Mrs. Astor has consequences for all of New York society. The discovery of a shocking letter changes everything for Peggy. Baudin lays out his double life.
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On Tuesday, July 26, 2022 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released THE GILDED AGE Season 1 on DVD. Get ready to embark on a compelling journey through life in New York in the late 1800s, as you indulge in all 9 episodes (on 3 discs) with its charming cast and compelling storylines -- plus over two hours of bonus content including an all-new featurette. This lavish series takes place during a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and the rise of disparity between old money and new. A wide-eyed young scion of a conservative family, Marian, embarks on a mission to infiltrate the wealthy neighboring clan of her aunts Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook, dominated by ruthless railroad tycoon George Russell and his ambitious wife, Bertha, meeting new people like aspiring writer Peggy Scott, along the way. In this exciting new world that is on the brink of the modern age, will Marian follow the established rules of society, or forge her own path? Run Time: Approx. 675 minutes. This is a must own for historical drama lovers.. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

Special Features
- All That Glitters: Creating THE GILDED AGE (Exclusive for DVD)
- Old Money vs New: The Heart of the Matter
- Who's Who Featurettes
- Invitation To Set
- Carrie Coon BTS
- Writing Peggy
- Inside the Episodes

On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, HBO announced that it renewed GILDED AGE for a second season.

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by HBO
  • Produced by Universal Television

Settings

  • - New York City, New York USA