Helen Mirren stars as the powerful, man-eating Russian empress, Catherine the Great, in HBO’s forthcoming limited series premiering this October.
After revealing the series’ first teaser, HBO has released the full-length trailer that showcases the monarch’s sexually-charged interactions with men, including her affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke).
It also chronicles the influential decisions she made during her reign in the 18th century as she fights to defend her crown and shapes the future of Russian politics.
“This is my country. It would be a terrible mistake to go against me,” she says in the spot.
Catherine the Great premieres Oct. 21 at 10 p.m. on HBO.