MOVE over Downton Abbey, there is a new Julian Fellowes period drama in town. The Gilded Age gives viewers all the glitz and glamour of 19th cen
MOVE over Downton Abbey, there is a new Julian Fellowes period drama in town.
The Gilded Age gives viewers all the glitz and glamour of 19th century America.
Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski lead the cast in The Gilded Age[/caption]
Where is The Gilded Age set?
The Gilded Age takes place in late 19th century New York City.
It follows a young woman (Louisa Jacobson) who moves from rural Pennsylvania to Manhattan, after the death of her father, accompanied by an aspiring writer, Peggy Scott (Denée Benton) who’s also seeking a fresh start.
She moves in with her wealthy aunts (played by Christine Baranski and Cynthia Nixon), and soon becomes caught up in the aunts’ battle with their neighbors, a railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife (Morgan Spector and Carrie Coon)
Speaking about why he wrote a period drama set in New York, writer Julian Fellowes said in a statement: “To write The Gilded Age is the fulfillment of a personal dream.
“I have been fascinated by this period of American history for many years and I could not be more excited and thrilled.”
He added: “The truth is, America is a wonderful country with a rich and varied history, and nothing could give me more pleasure than be the person to bring that compelling history to the screen.”
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Where was The Gilded Age filmed?
Although set in Manhattan, it was actually Long Island, NY that was used for a lot of the filming.
Among the sets built there included multiple rooms of the Russell’s mansion, that were made to replicate Manhattan’s East Side in the 19th century.
Bob Shaw, the show’s production designer, told the New York Times that compared to past HBO series he had worked on, including The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, “This is the biggest build I’ve ever done.”
“We kept drawing and doing illustrations, and they kept saying yes,” he said. “You draw a grand staircase, and you’re waiting for someone to say, ‘Well, how many times are they going to go up the stairs?’ And that never happened.”
Parts of the Russell’s’ mansion interiors were filmed in several mansions in Rhode Island.
This included their ballroom, which is actually located in The Breakers.
Their bedroom was filmed in Marble House.
Museum of American Armor
Some of the shooting of the show took place on a set built on the soundstage at the Museum of American Armor in Bethpage.
This included the family’s grand staircase and several street scenes
Other sets were also constructed in the Hudson Valley and upstate New York.
How can I watch The Gilded Age?
The Gilded Age kicked off with the pilot episode on HBO on January 24, 2022.
There are 10 episodes which will continue to air weekly on this channel at 9pm ET.
Episodes will also be available to stream on HBO Max after they have aired.