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Could There Be A Second Season of Hulu's 'The Great'? Elle Fanning Is Crossing Her Fingers!

The Great seems to a great hit on Hulu, after its’ premiere on Friday (May 15).

Now, star Elle Fanning, is opening up about a possible second season of the show.

The series centers on Catherine the Great, the longest-ruling female leader of Russia, who arrives in Russia only to find out that her husband, Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult), is an idiot.

Created by writer Tony McNamara, Elle told Entertainment Weekly that she’s crossing her fingers for a season two.

“There is a possibility, and it is open to having a second season,” she shared. “We can’t say that, we don’t know, but I definitely know that Tony is for sure thinking beyond [season 1]. He has more stories.”

Elle added, referencing the ending of the first season, “I did not think it was going to end this way either because I didn’t get all the scripts before. Tony was writing the scripts while we were filming, as we were going along, and so I think none of us really knew the endpoint.”

“I definitely thought it was going to be something different. So I was surprised by that. When we got the last script it was like, ‘Oh! Okay.’”

Elle continued, “I feel like season 2 would probably continue on this story. I don’t know exactly when it would pick up, but it would be us at this age. We have our fingers crossed.”

According to another report, The Great was pitched as a six season show.

Executive producer Marian Macgowan shared at the Winter TCA that “we initially pitched six seasons. So we believe there’s sufficient material to take us through until she is an old woman.”

If you missed it, check out all the fan reactions for The Great, now!

See How Fans Are Reacting To Elle Fanning & Nicholas Hoult's New Hulu Show 'The Great'!

The Great has finally premiered on Hulu and the new show has been getting a ton of great reactions from fans on social media.

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult star in the series, centered on Catherine The Great as she arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter.

“I didn’t know much about her. I knew the she-had-sex-with-a-horse propaganda,” Elle, 22, recently told Variety about the historical figure she portrays on screen. “That’s what I knew about her, which is extremely sad. But I came to learn that she’s this kind of feminist icon, and she brought enlightenment to Russia and brought female education and art and science, and really did amazing things.”

She adds that playing the empress, is “quite fun.”

“PSA. #TheGreat is probably the best thing to come out on Hulu in a whhhhiiiillllleeeee,” one fan wrote about the series while watching.

Another adds, “The first time I’m going to stream-cheat on anyone (and it’s my grandma) but I genuinely need to watch #TheGreat it’s so impossibly good.”

The Great is streaming on Hulu now!

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Elle Fanning Dresses Up as Brad Pitt & Looks Exactly Like Him!

Elle Fanning looks like Brad Pitt‘s doppleganger.

“That’s me,” Elle said during the Tonight Show appearance where she explained that her and her The Great co-stars often did these types of challenges. “That’s Brad Pitt in his beard bead phase when he wore beard beads and basically we would do this on set, it was called the Doppelgänger Challenge and, like, the set of ‘The Crown’ did it as well.”

“Our makeup designer did ‘The Crown’, so she was like — we were in competition with them and we totally won,” she added. “We went all out, the cast. Like, we had this group chat, going dressed up as celebrities, people from, you know, different characters in film.”

Head to 3:18 to see the doppleganger moment!

Make sure you check out the trailer for The Great!

Elle & Dakota Fanning's 'The Nightingale' Gets New Release Date Amid Pandemic

Elle and Dakota Fanning‘s new movie is being pushed back.

The upcoming World War II drama The Nightingale, which was due out at the end of 2020, will now be released on December 22, 2021 amid the global health crisis, Deadline reported on Thursday (April 30).

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The real-life sisters will play on-screen sisters in the Melanie Laurent-directed story, which was adapted from the bestselling Kristin Hannah book.

Here’s a plot summary: “The Nightingale is set on the eve of World War II and follows the sisters’ struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France. The story was inspired by the courageous women of the French Resistance who helped downed Allied airmen escape Nazi-occupied territory and hid Jewish children.”

Many more movies and events have been canceled or postponed amid the pandemic. Find out what else…

Dakota & Elle Fanning's Movie 'The Nightingale' Pulled From 2020 Release Schedule

Dakota and Elle Fanning‘s upcoming movie together, The Nightingale, has been pulled from the release schedule for 2020, The Wrap reports.

The movie starred the real life sisters and sisters on screen, and followed them as the come of age in France on the eve of World War II and their struggle to survive the German occupation of France.

Production on the flick started in March, but was quickly stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Elle and Dakota will resume filming the movie as soon as it is safe to do so.

The Nightingale was expected to hit theaters around Christmas 2020.

See which other movies have been moved due to the pandemic.

Elle Fanning Gives the Finger on 'The Great' Poster, Trailer Also Debuts!

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult star in Hulu‘s The Great and the debut trailer was just released!

The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great (Fanning) from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. Season One is 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 (Hoult). 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.

Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow also star.

The series is streaming on May 15.

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Elle Fanning Debuts Newly Dyed Pink Hair!

Elle Fanning is switching up her look!

While self-quarantining, the 21-year-old Maleficent actress took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday (March 25) to debut her newly dyed pink hair.

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Elle snapped the pic while posing in front of her bathroom mirror as she showed off her damp, pink hair.

Elle didn’t add a caption to the post, so we’re not sure if she dyed her hair for a new role, or if she’s just trying out something new. Either way, we think it’s a cute look on her!

Make sure you check out the trailer for Elle Fanning‘s new Hulu series The Great here!

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