Today, Hulu has announced that it has renewed The Great, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, for a second season.

  • The Great, which comes from Tony McNamara, has been renewed for a 10-episode, second season.
  • The first season debuted on Hulu on Friday, May 15.
  • 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.
  • With only occasional historical facts, 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 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 first season of The Great was one of the top performing original comedies on Hulu in 2020 and continues to grow Hulu’s highly successful slate of female-driven comedies, including Dollface, Shrill and the upcoming Love, Beth starring Amy Schumer.
  • You can check out Alex’s review of the first season of The Great, as well as a look at the inspiration for the comedy series.

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