'The Great' trailer Reveals Hulu Period-Piece Satire Starring Elle Fanning. Hulu has released the first trailer for The Great, a satirical period piece from the Oscar-nominated co-writer of The Favourite, Tony Mc Namara. The series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great, the outsider who maneuvered her way to becoming Russia longest-reigning leader.
This looks. . . a whole lot like The Favourite, down to the dances, rabbits hunts, and the inclusion of Nicolas Hoult. This is a good thing, by the way. The Favourite was one of the best movies of 2018, and if Mc Namara wants to give us a few more episodes of that specific brand of lavish madness, I'm here for it, although it will be interesting to see how that tone is contained without director Yorgos Lanthimos..