The Gilded Age: Is the HBO Max series based on a true story?

THE showrunner behind Downton Abbey has created a sort of prequel to his star-show.

The Gilded Age is set to premiere on January 24 with an extra long first episode.

Is The Gilded Age based on a true story?

Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey, has cooked up a new show: The Gilded Age on HBO.

While characters are fictional, the setting is not.

The historical drama depicts the lives of high society New York City in the late 1800s – often coined 'The Gilded Age.'

The era was marked by growing wealth inequality.

The word, 'gilding,' is the process of applying a thin layer of gold over a less valuable material to make it look more luxurious.

The fictionalized characters represent real society back then, during a period of time where not everything was as perfect as it was made out to be.

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How many episodes of The Gilded Age will there be?

The HBO historical series will consist of nine episodes.

The star-studded cast will include; Christine Baranski as Agnes van Rhijn, Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook, Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell and more.

The first episode will be a whopping 80 minutes in length.

When does The Gilded Age premiere and how can I watch?

The Gilded Age is scheduled to premiere on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 9pm EST with new episodes airing weekly.

The show can be streamed on HBO with a subscription.

HBO is currently having a deal for new signees. You can save 20% for 12 months on either monthly plan. The offer ends January 25.

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