Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning in The Great
A few hours ago, the video service Hulu presented a new trailer for the series “The Great”, which tells about the reign of Empress Catherine II and her difficult relationship with her husband Peter III. The show was starred by Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, and directed by Geeta Patel and Matt Sheckman, previously known to viewers from The Witcher, House, MD, Fargo ), “The Good Wife” and others.
According to the plot of the series, the young daughter of the German prince Sophia Augusta Frederica of Anhalt-Zerbst marries the Russian emperor Peter III, converts to Orthodoxy and moves to Russia. Very soon, Catherine is disappointed in her wife, who was her second cousin, not only as a person, but also as in politics.
“The Great” tells about the stormy youth of Catherine II, her relationship with her unlucky husband and his overthrow from the throne. The series, although based on historical events, is filmed in the form of satirical sketches, full of anachronisms and inaccuracies.
Elle Fanning in the series “The Great”
Nicholas Hoult in the series “The Great”
Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield and others also appear in the frame. By the way, the creator, screenwriter and executive producer of the project was Tony McNamara, known to viewers for the Oscar-winning film “The Favorite”.
Elle Fanning has already talked about the release of the trailer on her Instagram, and also shared her impressions of working on the series:
Just a month ago, the work on the series ended, and now the trailer premiered! Playing Catherine II was my greatest gift. I have learned a lot from this young woman who is slowly pursuing her power in a patriarchal world. It’s time to rule Russia differently!
The world premiere of the series will take place on May 15, and in Russia it will appear a day later.