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How to stream ‘The Great’

A hilarious telling of Catherine the Great’s rise to power.


Jaime Carrillo


Far too many period pieces put a thick, glossy, shine on all things aristocrat. Tony McNamara, however, doesn’t pull any punches when depicting the ruling classes of old as the hedonistic crazies that they are. He tore Queen Anne a new one in The Favourite, and the follow-up The Great will follow this satirical tradition.

Queen Catherine of Russia is known as one of the most effective and in some cases ruthless rulers of the era, but she wasn’t born great. She also didn’t exactly have greatness thrust upon her: she took greatness for herself, in a real-life story that makes Game of Thrones look tame. The Great promises to be a hilarious drama about Catherine’s rise from a Prussian princess to a fearsome autocrat.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream The Great.

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What is The Great?

  • Premieres: Friday, May 15
  • Service: Exclusively on Hulu
  • Genre: Comedy period drama
  • Starring: Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great, Nicholas Hoult as Peter III of Russia, Phoebe Fox as Marial, Gwilym Lee as Grigory Orlov, Louis Hynes as Vlad

How to stream The Great

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