Hulu has uncovered The Great Preview, which gives you a first glance at the upcoming unique parody series from Oscar-named author Tony McNamara. Every one of the 10 episodes of The Great will debut on May 15. watch the extended trailer below
The Great is an ironical, comedic dramatization about the ascent of Catherine the Great from untouchable to the longest authoritative female ruler in Russia’s history. Season One is a fictionalized, fun and the chronologically misguided story of an optimistic, sentimental little youngster, who shows up in Russia for an orchestrated union with the inconsistent Emperor Peter.
here’s the trailer
Here we’ve also got The Great the first three episodes synopsis
Season 1 Episode 1 – ‘The Great’
In 1761, Catherine travels to Russia and becomes the Empress by marrying the Emperor of Russia, Peter. With hopes of marrying a great love, Catherine soon realizes Peter is a selfish brat who stands against everything she values. Catherine is feeling hopeless and verging on suicide when her servant, Marial, presents her with an alternative path – to overthrow Peter.
Season 1 Episode 2 – ‘The Beard’
Catherine takes her first steps toward a coup. Taking advice from Marial, she attempts to seduce and recruit palace intellectual Count Orlo. It’s a disaster. However, after seeing Peter’s brutal treatment of local nobles and unwillingness to listen, he decides to join Catherine’s coup.
Season 1 Episode 3 – ‘The Gift’
Catherine, Orlo and Marial continue their coup planning. They try to recruit an unhappy military general, Velementov, for their cause during palace celebrations honoring Peter’s late father, Peter the Great. Peter, noting Catherine’s unhappiness at court, gifts Catherine a sterile lover, Leo. She’s hesitant at first, but Leo manages to charm her.
The Great Season 1 Cast
Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great
Nicholas Hoult as Peter III of Russia
Phoebe Fox as Marial
Gwilym Lee as Grigor
Louis Hynes as Vlad
Sebastian De Souza
The Great is created, written and executive produced by Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (The Favourite) and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff, and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker, and Matt Shakman. The series is from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.