The Gilded Age

What's It About?

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and huge fortunes were made and lost. In 1882, young Marian Brook moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her 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, Marian must choose if she will follow the established rules of society or forge her own path.

Genres

Historical drama

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  • Cast
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Overview

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, great conflict between the old ways and brand new systems, and huge fortunes were made and lost. In 1882, young Marian Brook moves from rural Pennsylvania to New York City after the death of her father to live with her 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, Marian must choose if she will follow the established rules of society or forge her own path.

Genres

Historical drama,  

Cast

Christine Baranski
Christine Baranski
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
Carrie Coon
Carrie Coon
Morgan Spector
Morgan Spector
Denée Benton
Denée Benton
Louisa Jacobson
Louisa Jacobson
Taissa Farmiga
Taissa Farmiga
Blake Ritson
Blake Ritson
Simon Jones
Simon Jones
Harry Richardson
Harry Richardson
Thomas Cocquerel
Thomas Cocquerel
Jack Gilpin
Jack Gilpin

Directors

Gareth Neame
Gareth Neame
Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Salli Richardson-Whitfield