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. Check out the trailer below.
The Great debuts May 15 only on Hulu.
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