Sky Atlantic Sets October Premiere Date For ‘Catherine the Great’
Sky Atlantic has set an October premiere date for their upcoming limited series ‘Catherine the Great‘ starring Helen Mirren it has been announced 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‘ will premiere Thursday, 3rd October 2019 at 9pm on Sky Atlantic. HBO, who co-produced the series, will air it in the US from Monday, October 21 at 10pm.
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