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The Gilded Age: Never The New – Series Premiere (S1EP1 HBO Mon 24 Jan 2022)

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Never the New: Following the death of her father, Marian Brook journeys to New York to live with her aristocratic aunts, Agnes and Ada; obsessed with climbing the societal ladder, George Russell and his wife move into a mansion and prepare a soiree.

Airdate: Mon 24 Jan 2022 at 21:00 on HBO

Season 1 Episode 1

The American Gilded Age was a period of immense economic change, of huge fortunes made and lost, and the rise of disparity between old money and new. 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?