‘The Great’ new trailer: Catherine the Great comedy returns for second season

The new season of The Great begins soon and another trailer has been released.

Created by the Oscar-nominated writer of The Favourite, the comedy-drama launched last summer.

The show was one of 2020’s most popular original comedies on Hulu, and was swiftly renewed for a second season.

Described as a “fictionalised, fun and anachronistic story … [with] occasional historical facts,” The Great is loosely based on Catherine the Great’s rise to power in 18th century Russia.

The official synopsis for Season 2 reads: “Catherine finally takes the Russian throne for her own – but if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it’s nothing compared to the realities of liberating a country that doesn’t want to be. She’ll battle her court, her team, even her own mother in a bid to bring the Enlightenment to Russia.

“Meanwhile, she’ll also battle her heart as Peter slowly transitions from a much-hated husband to a prisoner? Ally? Lover? Ultimately, Catherine will learn that to change a country, you must let it change you, that there is a fine line between idealism and delusion, and that becoming “Great” will ask more of her than she could have imagined.”

Watch the latest trailer:


All ten new episodes will premiere in the US exclusively on Hulu on Friday 19th November.

Season 2 will air in the UK on StarzPlay from Sunday 5th December.

Alongside returning leads Elle Fanning (Ginger & Rosa) and Nicholas Hoult (The Favourite) as Catherine and Peter III, Season 2 will also introduce The Crown star Gillian Anderson as Catherine’s mother, Joanna.

They’ll be joined by Phoebe Fox as Catherine’s maid Marial, Sacha Dhawan as bureaucrat Orlov, Adam Godley as religious advisor Archie, Gwilym Lee as Peter’s right-hand man Grigor Dymov, Charity Wakefield as Peter’s frequent mistress Georgina, Belinda Bromilow as the colorful Aunt Elizabeth, and Douglas Hodge as General Velementov.

Season 1 is available on DVD on Amazon.