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Gillian Anderson Joins 'The Great' Season 2 in Cool New Role!

Gillian Anderson Joins 'The Great' Season 2 in Cool New Role!

Gillian Anderson has landed her next role after sweeping awards season!

The 52-year-old actress has joined the cast of Hulu’s comedy series The Great, which is currently filming the second season.

Click inside to find out who she is playing…

Gillian will be playing Joanna, the mother of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning). Joanna is a glamorous socialite from Germany, sometimes also known as the “maestro of marriage” for her abilities to arrange high profile partnerships for her daughters. She has heard rumors of her daughter’s coup and come to Russia to see it for herself. Though the apple of Catherine’s eye and a doting mother, it soon becomes clear Johanna has more sinister intentions to save her family’s reputation.

Hulu confirmed that Gillian will only appear in two episodes of the second season.

Earlier this year, Gillian won the Golden Globe and two SAG Awards for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown.

Make sure to check out the first look at the second season, featuring a pregnant Elle Fanning.

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