A new character joins the series: Catherine’s mother, played by Gillian Anderson.
After a remarkable first season, Nicholas hoult and Elle Fanning put on their imperial costumes for season 2 of The Great. And the least we can say is that the tensions between Peter and Catherine have not subsided.
The Great Crazy Trailer with Elle Fanning
Created by Tony McNamara, screenwriter of The Favorite, this mini-series tells the story of the “Great” Catherine II of Russia, wife of Tsar Peter III, on the imperial throne. While the first season of the series recounted the marriage between the two characters and their difficulties to get along, this second season begins as Catherine finally seizes the throne of Russia. After dethroning her husband, Catherine must face the realities of “release” from a country that does not want to be. And to try to bring her empire to the Age of Enlightenment, she will have to fight against her own court and those close to her, including her own mother. She will also have to fight against her heart as she tries to deal with her relationship with Peter. Ultimately, Catherine will learn that to change a country, you have to let yourself be changed by it, that the border is thin between idealism and illusion, and that becoming Catherine the Great will require more of her than she would have imagined. .
The teaser :
In addition to Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning, the more informed will recognize Gillian anderson as Catherine’s mother, who will appear for two episodes. Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow complete the cast.
Available in the US on Hulu, Season 2 of The Great will be released in France on Starzplay on December 19.
Elle Fanning is Catherine II of Russia in the Great Trailer