HBO’s ‘Gilded Age’ Trailer: ‘Downton Abbey’ Creator’s New Series Is Basically American ‘Downton Abbey’ (Video)

Not-“Downton Abbey” premieres Jan. 24

HBO released the trailer for “The Gilded Age” on Thursday, revealing “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes’ glamorous new period-piece series. And if you are a fan of “Downton Abbey,” well, you definitely won’t be disappointed with what is essentially an American “Downton Abbey.”

The nine-episode drama series stars Carrie Coon, Morgan Spector, Denée Benton, Louisa Jacobson, Taissa Farmiga, Blake Ritson, Simon Jones, Harry Richardson, Thomas Cocquerel and Jack Gilpin, with Cynthia Nixon and Christine Baranski.

Here’s the official description for “The Gilded Age,” which will debut Monday, Jan. 24 at 9/8c on HBO:

“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 (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 (Baranski) and Ada Brook (Nixon). Accompanied by Peggy Scott (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 neighbors, a ruthless railroad tycoon and his ambitious wife, George (Spector) and Bertha Russell (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?”

Watch “The Gilded Age” trailer above.

Additional cast members for the drama series include: Ben Ahlers, Michael Cerveris,  Kelley Curran, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Katie Finneran, Amy Forsyth, Michel Gill, Ward Horton, Bill Irwin, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Donna Murphy, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Taylor Richardson, Douglas Sills, John Douglas Thompson, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Erin Wilhelmi.

“The Gilded Age” is created and written by Fellowes and Sonja Warfield. Executive producers include Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Michael Engler (who is also a director), David Crockett and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (an additional director). Warfield is co-executive producer.

The series is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.