Wacky royals, hanging bodies and incessant arguments make up the new trailer for Hulu’s The Great, a satirical drama about the rise of Russia’s longest-reigning female leader, Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning).

But before she earns that title, she must overcome her dimwitted husband (Nicholas Hoult)—who she is immediately at odds with—and the constructs of society as the unconventional couple plots each others’ deaths in an attempt to retain power.

Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow also star in the series, which premieres May 15 on Hulu.

The streamer also released two versions of the series key art, which harps on the young leader’s rebellious nature:

[Key art courtesy of Hulu]

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