Rhode Island shines in new HBO series “The Gilded Age”

The Rhode Island Film & TV Office announced that Lord Julian Fellowes’ new HBO television drama series, The Gilded Age, which filmed in Newport and Warwick in early 2021, had its world premiere on Jan. 24, 2022.
Set in New York City and Newport, circa 1882, the series regulars are Emmy-award and two-time Tony-award winner Christine Baranski (Cybil, Mamma Mia), Carrie Coon (Widows), Emmy winner Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City), Morgan Spector (Homeland), Denée Benton (UnREAL), Louisa Jacobson (Gone Hollywood), Taissa Farmiga (The Twilight Zone 2019), Blake Ritson (Krypton), Simon Jones (Downtown Abbey), Harry Richardson (Poldark), Thomas Cocquerel (SeaChange) and Jack Gilpin (Billions). Rounding out the cast are Patrick Page (Hadestown), Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel), Amy Forsyth (Beautiful Boy), Taylor Richardson (All Together Now), Kelley Curran (The Blacklist), and Ben Ahlers (When the Street Lights Go On).
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.
Against the backdrop of this transformation, HBO’s 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 (Christine Baranski) and Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon).  Read more.
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