STARZPLAY UK Picks Up Hulu Miniseries ‘The Great’ Starring Elle Fanning & Nicholas Hoult
STARZPLAY has signed a licensing agreement with ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group for MRC Television’s highly anticipated miniseries ‘The Great‘ for the UK, Republic of Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Latin America. The new show is scheduled to premiere in summer 2020.
From Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (‘The Favourite’), ‘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, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.
“’The Great’ has everything that STARZPLAY looks to offer our global audience who has come to expect premium content from us,” commented Superna Kalle, EVP, Starz International Digital Networks. “An award-winning writer, an extremely talented cast, and not least of all, a highly entertaining story that delivers in equal parts on wit and heart. We’re very proud to add ‘The Great’ to our content offering.”
The series is created, written and executive produced by 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 project is produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
For those of you confused as to what is STARZPLAY, it is an addition “add-on” channel you can get via Amazon Prime Video, Virgin Media and Apple TV. This is an additional service and costs £4.99 a month. You can also get it directly via the STARZPLAY App on Android, Apple and select Samsung smart TVs.
STARZPLAY subscribers across these platforms have access to award-winning series like ‘The Act’, and ‘Ramy’; the DC Comics Batman prequel ‘Pennyworth’; the upcoming second season of the psychological horror series from Stephen King and J.J. Abrams ‘Castle Rock’ along with a growing selection of exclusive STARZ Originals on the same day they launch in the U.S., including ‘The Spanish Princess’ and ‘Vida’, and hit movies like ‘Shutter Island’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’.
Over the past few months, it has been building a solid list of high-quality shows, making it well worth the additional fee, which you can turn on and off, month by month, so if you want to subscribe for a few months and binge through things, then turn it off, go for it!
‘The Great‘ will premiere Summer 2020 on STARZPLAY in the UK. The series airs May 15, 2020, on Hulu in the USA.
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