After turning most of its actors (both upstairs and downstairs ones) from season one into regulars for season two Julian Fellowes' costume drama
Ben Lamb will be the Duke of Buckingham
GILDED AGE has now added new names to the ensemble of the HBO and Sky's series. Joining the series that follows class struggles in the New York of the 19th century, are Robert Sean Leonard as Reverend Matthew Forte: A jovial, congenial man, and recent transplant from Boston, Matthew is the new rector of the church attended by all the highest New York society.
Laura Benanti as Susan Blane: Recently widowed by a rich, dull man many years her senior, Susan is a very beautiful, glamorous woman living in Newport who hires Larry (Harry Richardson) as her architect for a major renovation on her Newport home.
Nicole Brydon Bloom as Caroline Stuyvesant: A beguiling socialite, Oscar (Blake Ritson) immediately recognizes her as the perfect heiress for marriage and a great match for his wit and disposition, while she finds him to be a valued confidant.
Michael Braugher as Booker
Laura Benanti will be a rich widow
T. Washington: The famed educator, he invites NY journalists Thomas Fortune (Sullivan Jones) and Peggy Scott (Denée Benton) to tour his new school in Tuskegee.
Christopher Denham as Robert McNeil: A wealthy, mainstream, somewhat uptight banker who is trying to navigate New York high society with his wife.
David Furr as Dashiell Montgomery: Agnes’ (Christine Baranski) nephew by marriage, he is wealthy, widowed and has recently moved to New York with his school-age daughter Frances.
Ben Lamb as The Duke of Buckingham: A posh British nobleman recently arrived in New York, he catches Bertha’s (Carrie Coon) eye as a tool for her ambition and match for Gladys. Matilda Lawler as
Christopher Denham, Robert Sean Leonard, David Furr will star
Frances Montgomery: Daughter to Dashiell Montgomery, she is innocent, naturally charming, endearing and well-bred with good manners.
Dakin Matthews as Mr. Winterton: A very rich widower, he married his new, young
Rebecca Haden and Nicole Brydon Bloom will also star
wife after an extremely short courtship – so short she hadn’t yet met any of his society friends and he is unaware of her past.
Rebecca Haden as Flora McNeil: Flora has lived at the top of New York society, and has been brought up to believe the lie that her father deserted her and her mother.
FOR COLIN FIRTH HBO SERIES
Staircase will stream on HBO Max May 5th
After the recent teaser, HBO has released a full trailer for their eight episode series THE STAIRCASE starting May 5th with three opening episodes with the rest of them airing then one per week! Starring Colin Firth, Toni Collette, Michael Stuhlbarg, Juliette Binoche, Dane DeHaan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Tim Guinee, Patrick Schwarzenegger,
and Parker Posey, it is based on a true story and explores the life of
Michael Peterson (Firth), his sprawling North Carolina family, and the
very suspicious death of his wife, Kathleen Peterson (Collette). It was a case that shocked the world and left him serving a prison sentence. Check out the trailer and poster below:
This sounds like a lot of subplots in TGA. Can't wait to see them unfold!ReplyDelete
I swear they are the series with the biggest cast. I remember following the casting process for the first season for about two years and thinking how will they fit them all in the plot, now they ad even more of them. I just hope Mariane will be pushed aside as a very supporting character and that others will be in the focus now.Delete
My sentiments exactly. Hope Marian fades into the background.Delete
Her only story was with Raikes, with him gone, she really has no business in the show. Hope the focus will be on Bertha and George. I think I saw Turner's name in the list of returning characters, sadly. But I'm not sure.Delete
The Staircase's trailer is actually intriguing. They did a great job of saying one thing with words but letting their faces do the talking while sitting at the dinner table.ReplyDelete
It is. Very much so.Delete
Good Lord, the whole family looks a little dysfunctional in The Staircase. Though we love dysfunctional families because they make us feel better about our own, so we'll definitely be watching that one.ReplyDelete
Aren't most families disfunctional? Maybe not murderously so, but probably close LOLDelete
Every single one. And if it seems like they aren't dysfunctional, they are probably the bat shittiest craziest family of them all. Those are the murderous ones LOLDelete
Yes, some are good in hiding it. I am quite surprised that my family does not have murder in our history lolDelete