The Great (Amazon Prime Video/Hulu)

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On DVD: October 20, 2020

TV Premiere Date: May 15, 2020 - Hulu

Comedy, Drama, Television


The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. A fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter.

Director: Ben Chessell, Colin Bucksey, Geeta Patel, Matt Shakman
Studio: Hulu
Producer(s): Dean O'Toole, Nick O'Hagan
Cast: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge
Writer(s): Tony McNamara

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