The Great (2020– )
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The Great 

Catherine travels to Russia to marry the Emperor. After becoming Empress, she realizes Peter is a selfish brat. She feels hopeless until her servant, Marial, suggests they overthrow him.

Director:

Matt Shakman

Writers:

Tony McNamara (written for television by), Tony McNamara (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elle Fanning ... Catherine
Nicholas Hoult ... Peter
Phoebe Fox ... Marial
Sacha Dhawan ... Orlo
Charity Wakefield ... Georgina
Gwilym Lee ... Grigor Dymov
Adam Godley ... Archbishop
Douglas Hodge ... Velementov
Belinda Bromilow ... Aunt Elizabeth
Bayo Gbadamosi ... Arkady
Danusia Samal ... Lady Antonia Svenska
Florence Keith-Roach ... Tatyana
Kemi-Bo Jacobs ... Marina
Liv Hill ... Angeline
Louis Hynes ... Vlad
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Storyline

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.

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Trivia

Elle Fanning's first nude scene. See more »

Goofs

At the party towards the end of the episode (where the Bear is killed) , just before Peter (Nicholas Holt) and friends are talking about the sites on the guns, a crew member can be seen in the middle of the scene, (clearly identifiable by his modern jacket and ear piece) See more »

Quotes

Catherine: [reading Denis Diderot] Men will never be free until the last king has been strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
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Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Written by Chris Hughes, Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley
Performed by Patti Smith
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A fun and exciting ride
30 May 2020 | by kelseyawilliamsonSee all my reviews

It's both hilarious while keeping you on the edge of your seat. Fanning is great


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Release Date:

15 May 2020 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Atmos
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