Elle Fanning is a pregnant Empress in The Great Season 2 first-look
After securing three major Golden Globe nominations including Best Actress for Elle Fanning, Hulu has released the first photo from the upcoming second season of Tony McNamara’s period comedy drama series The Great, teasing what’s in store for Fanning’s lead character Catherine as she becomes a mother to Russia and a child. Check out the full The Great Season 2 photo in the gallery below!
The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great through the 18th Century Russia from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. Season One is 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.
The series stars Elle Fanning (Super 8, Maleficient) as Catherine the Great, Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) as Russian emperor Peter, Phoebe Fox (Eye in the Sky, One Day) as Marial, Adam Godley (Breaking Bad), Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody) as Grigor, Charity Wakefield (Bounty Hunters, Sense & Sensibility), Douglas Hodge (Penny Dreadful) and Sacha Dhawan (After Earth, Iron Fist).
The Great is written and executive produced by Tony McNamara (The Favourite) with Matt Shakman (Game Of Thrones) serving as the director. Fanning and Marian Macgowan are also set as executive producers.