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The GreatThe Great

EMMY® NOMINATED The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine t...more

EMMY® NOMINATED The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the...More

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Episode 1

The Great

Catherine travels to Russia to marry the Emperor. After becoming Empress, she realizes Peter is a selfish brat. She feels hopeless until her servant, Marial, makes an interesting suggestion.
Episode 2

A Fake Beard

Catherine takes her first steps toward a coup. Taking advice from Marial, she attempts to seduce and recruit palace intellectual Count Orlo.
Episode 3

And You Sir, Are No Peter the Great

Catherine, Orlo and Marial continue their coup planning. Peter, noting Catherine’s unhappiness, gifts Catherine a sterile lover, Leo.
Episode 4

Moscow Mule

Catherine tries to manage her reputation at court and her relationship with Leo. An influential Patriarch of the church dies. Orlo tries to influence Peter's decision for a replacement.
Episode 5

War and Vomit

As the war with Sweden continues to rage, Catherine and Aunt Elizabeth visit the military at the Russian front. Grigor struggles with Peter and Georgina’s relationship.
Episode 6

Parachute

After his near-death experience, Peter is now open to Catherine’s progressive ideas and wants to focus on an heir. Orlo tries to figure out who poisoned Peter and faces demons of his own.
Episode 7

A Pox On Hope

Catherine is feeling optimistic, until a smallpox breakout causes Peter to revert back to his old ways. Meanwhile, Leo and Catherine’s relationship suffers and Georgina misses Peter.
Episode 8

Meatballs at the Dacha

Catherine’s political abilities are tested when she’s given an opportunity to travel abroad. Leo wants to leave court, but Marial tries to keep him there.
Episode 9

Love Hurts

A body is discovered. Peter decides to torture everyone at the palace to find the murderous traitors. Catherine has a life changing revelation.
Episode 10

The Beaver’s Nose

Catherine moves forward with the coup. Marial betrays her by revealing a secret. Catherine realizes that the only chance for a greater Russia is to fight, no matter the sacrifices.

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The Great

EMMY® NOMINATED 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. A fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter. Incorporating historical facts occasionally, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.

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