The Great, Hulu‘s irreverent retelling of Catherine the Great’s life starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, made quite the splash in 2020 as the globe began its first stretch into a pandemic. Now, The Great season 2 is in the works, and our world is changing once again just as Catherine’s is.
We last left off in the middle of her failed coup to overthrow her tyrant of a husband, Peter III. The two had grown closer, but his narcissism and her desire for the betterment of Russia outweighed the bond they’d begun to cultivate.
Too bad her plans fell through, now Catherine must make do with what’s in her control. Yes, that includes her pregnancy which could grant her power she didn’t have before. Royal houses are always concerned about heirs after all, and she’s currently carrying Russia’s.
Catherine has nine months to come up with a new plan. What will she do next to secure her and her baby’s future? Here’s what we know about season 2 of The Great.
The Great season 2 release date
Hulu has yet to announce a release date for the second season but filming has concluded. The show’s twitter account dropped the news on Monday, July 19.
We’re hoping for a late 2021 release for The Great season 2, sometime in November or December with this news. However, there’s a strong possibility we could have to wait until early 2022.
The Great season 2 cast
Fanning and Hoult will be reprising their roles as Catherine and Peter III. There’s been no word on which cast members from season 1 besides the two will be returning for The Great season 2.
Deadline reports, Gillian Anderson has been cast in the role of Joanna, Catherine’s mother. She’ll be in two episodes of the second season. Joanna’s trip to Russia, however, won’t be a simple check-in by a concerned mother. More sinister plans are afoot.
The Great season 2 synopsis
An official synopsis for season 2 has yet to be released, however, Fanning has teased some of what to expect. She told Deadline:
Catherine, I feel, has a real soft spot for [Peter], which gets to be explored. Their relationship gets way more twisted. So we have a lot working together.
Of course, much of this will have to do with Catherine’s pregnancy. Here’s a look at the bump she’ll be sporting.
Also, we have to factor in her mother’s visit. Joanna is described as the “maestro of marriage.” Her matchmaking skills are unparalleled and they’ve served her family well. All of her daughter’s unions have been advantageous. Catherine’s coup in season 1, however, has threatened that enterprise.
Joanna loves her daughter, but the family’s reputation is at stake. Drastic measures have to be taken even if they don’t serve the Empress of Russia.
The Great season 2 trailer
A trailer for the second season of The Great has yet to be released. We’ll keep you posted on more The Great season 2 news as it comes in. Stay tuned to Hidden Remote, your source for all things TV and movies online.