Hulu has dropped the first teaser for The Great, its satirical, comedic drama about Russia’s longest-reigning female leader.
Elle Fanning stars as a young Catherine the Great, the ruler-in-the-making who must suffer through the stupidity of her husband, emperor Peter III of Russia (Nicholas Hoult). That’s until she devises a plan to become the country’s leader herself, which requires her to “kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside,” Hulu says in the logline.
The series, which incorporates historical facts “occasionally,” is created, written and executive produced by Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (The Favourite). Along with Fanning and Hoult, The Great stars Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.
All episodes premiere Friday, May 15 on Hulu.