Film production is back, and a new HBO show set in the 1880s is shooting in Central Park. The show ‘Gilded Age’ was filming around the Bethesda Fountain in Central Park in the low 70s on Thursday, according to Sally Martell, who took the photo above. It was created by Julian Fellowes, who was also behind Downton Abbey.
It stars Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon and many other top actors. The show follows “young Marian Brook, the orphaned daughter of a Union general, who moves into the New York City home of her thoroughly old money aunts Agnes van Rhijn and Ada Brook. Accompanied by Peggy Scott, an accomplished African-American woman, 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 and Bertha Russell.”