HBO has released the Official Synopsis of The Gilded Age episode “Let the Tournament Begin” (1.09) that will be aired on Monday, March 21 at 9:00-10:00 PM.
As Marian prepares to embark on a new adventure, Ada and Aurora rush to stop her before it’s too late. With Gladys’ debut ball fast approaching, the clash between Bertha and Mrs. Astor has consequences for all of New York society. The discovery of a shocking letter changes everything for Peggy. Baudin lays out his double life.
“The Gilded Age” is starring Christine Baranski as Agnes van Rhijn, Cynthia Nixon as Ada Brook, Carrie Coon as Bertha Russell, Morgan Spector as George Russell, Denée Benton as Peggy Scott, Louisa Jacobson as Marian Brook, Taissa Farmiga as Gladys Russell, Blake Ritson as Oscar Van Rhijn, Simon Jones as Bannister, Harry Richardson as Larry Russell, Thomas Cocquerel as Tom Raikes, Jack Gilpin as Church.
The Gilded Age begins in 1882 with young Marian Brook 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 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.
THE GILDED AGE is a co-production between HBO and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group. Creator/writer/executive producer, Julian Fellowes; executive producer, Gareth Neame; director/executive producer, Michael Engler; executive producer, David Crockett; director/executive producer Salli Richardson-Whitfield; Writer/Co-Executive Producer Sonja Warfield.