Hulu’s highly anticipated second season of “The Great” is out and fans are already theorizing about what’s next for “Catherine” (Elle Fanning) as she finally takes the Russian throne. It’s revealed that Catherine will battle her husband, “Peter” (Nicholas Hoult) as well as the rest of the cast, “Marial” (Phoebe Fox), “Grigor” (Gwilym Lee),“Arkady” (Bayo Gbadamosi) and “Orlo” (Sacha Dhawan) as she navigates her new life as queen.
The show quickly gained popularity not only due to it’s fantastic screenwriting from the incredible, Tony McNamara’s dry humor — whose best known for “Cruella” and “The Favourite” – but also because the entire team has been transparent that this periodic series is only “occasionally true.” The show is more focused on the relationships between characters than the historical accuracy which allows the audience to enjoy the comedic tension between characters without worrying about if it actually happened in real life.
We last left off when Catherine was desperately attempting to overthrow her husband Peter III of Russia when he planned to execute her lover “Leo Voronsky” (Sebastian de Souza) in Season One.
The Knockturnal spoke with some of the cast about Season 2 but they were tight lipped at the time of the interview before the show aired. You can watch our exclusive interview with Phoebe Fox, Gwilyn Lee, Bavo Gbadamosi and Sacha Dhawan about coming back for S2 here.
We now know that Season 2 does not start with the gunshot that started the coup in the first place but rather 4 months after it happened. The plot thickens as we see these complex character’s dialogue become more intense on screen. What will Catherine have to do to become truly “Great?” More than she ever thought she would have to.
You can stream seasons 1 and 2 on Hulu now. You can watch the trailer here.
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