While many of us are still in our homes binging movies and television series, Hulu is premiering a new original series for us to check out, and the official trailer for the original comedy series The Great has dropped today.

What’s Happening:

  • The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history. Season One is a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter. Incorporating historical facts occasionally, the series stars:
    • Elle Fanning as Catherine
    • Nicholas Hoult
    • Phoebe Fox
    • Adam Godley
    • Gwilym Lee
    • Charity Wakefield
    • Douglas Hodge
    • Sacha Dhawan
    • Sebastian de Souza
    • Bayo Gbadamosi
    • Belinda Bromilow
  • The Great is created, written and executive produced by Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (The Favourite) and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker and Matt Shakman. The series is from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
  • The Great was announced in January during the Television Critics Association’s Winter Press Tour, along with Little Fires Everywhere, High Fidelity, Normal People and an upcoming comedy series featuring Steve Martin and Martin Short.
  • All 10 episodes of The Great will premiere May 15, only on Hulu.