The Great Trailer: Elle Fanning is Catherine the Great

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If you were a fan of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite, you might want to keep an eye on this upcoming mini-series from Hulu. It is called The Great (as in Catherine the Great) and it stars Elle Fanning in the lead role, focusing on her rise to power in Russia in the mid to late 1700s. It seems to carry the same satirical edge found in The Favourite, which makes sense considering that the show originates from Tony McNamara, who also co-wrote that movie. They have also cast Nicholas Hoult as Peter III just in case the comparisons weren’t obvious enough. Veteran TV director Matt Shakman (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) is directing (at least the first episode anyway). The Great arrives on Hulu on May 15th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.