New Trailer Arrives For Sky Atlantic/HBO’s ‘Catherine the Great’ Limited Series

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22 Jul 19

A new trailer for Sky Atlantic & HBO’s Catherine the Great limited series starring Helen Mirren has popped up online today.

Written by Nigel Williams (‘Elizabeth I’) and directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Philip Martin (‘The Crown’), the 4-part drama delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine (Mirren)  wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman.

The mini-series will follow Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke – ‘Serenity’, ‘First Man’). Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, this is a story of obsessive love. Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.

The drama is executive produced by David M. Thompson (‘Woman in Gold’, ‘Death Comes to Pemberley)’ for Origin Pictures and Charlie Pattinson (‘Elizabeth I’, ‘The Missing’, ‘Skins’) for New Pictures, Helen Mirren and Philip Martin. Jules Hussey (‘Hooten and the Lady’) is producing.

Catherine the Great‘ is set to premiere in Autumn (Fall) 2019 on Sky Atlantic in the UK and HBO in the US.