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The cast also features Denée Benton, Audra McDonald, Kelli O’Hara, and Donna Murphy.

The reviews are in for Julian Fellowes’ latest period project, The Gilded Age. The series debuts January 24 on HBO and HBO Max, featuring a cast that collectively has 20 Tony Awards, including Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara, and Donna Murphy.

The nine-part limited series follows Marian Brook, played by Louisa Jacobson, the daughter of a Southern general who, upon being orphaned, moves to New York City to live with her aunts Agnes and Ada, played by Baranski and Nixon, respectively. Their lives are upended when a new power couple, Bertha and George Russell (Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector) enters the scene.

Read the reviews below.

The Boston Globe (Matthew Gilbert)

CNN.com (Brian Lowry)

The Daily Beast (Kevin Fallon)

Financial Times (Dan Elnav)

The Hollywood Reporter (Dan Fienberg)

IndieWire (Ben Travers)

NPR (Linda Holmes)

Rolling Stone (Alan Sepinwall)

San Francisco Chronicle (Chris Vognar)

Slant Magazine (Niv M. Sultan)

Time Magazine (Judy Berman)

TV Guide (Keith Phipps)

Vanity Fair (Richard Lawson)

Variety (Daniel D’Addario)

Wall Street Journal (John Anderson)

Playbill will continue to update this page as reviews come in.

Also featured in the cast are Ben Ahlers, Denée Benton, Michael Cerveris, Thomas Cocquerel, Kelley Curran, Claybourne Elder, Linda Emond, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Finneran, Michel Gill, Jack Gilpin, Ward Horton, Bill Irwin, Simon Jones, Sullivan Jones, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Nathan Lane, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Patrick Page, Harry Richardson, Taylor Richardson, Blake Ritson, Douglas Sills, John Douglas Thompson, and Jeanne Tripplehorn.

The production team also includes executive producer Gareth Neame, director-executive producer Michael Engler, executive producer David Crockett, director-executive producer Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and writer-co-executive producer Sonja Warfield.


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