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'The Great' Renewed for Season 2 at Hulu!

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult‘s hit show The Great has been renewed for a second season at Hulu.

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. 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. 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.

THR reports that season two will contain 10 episodes.

If you haven’t seen the show yet, you can get a way better sense of what it’s about by checking out the poster!

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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Nicholas Hoult & Elle Fanning Step Out For 'The Great' Panel During Winter TCA

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult pose for some pictures together following their panel during the 2020 Winter TCA Tour on Friday (January 17) in Pasadena, Calif.

The two actors joined producer Marian Macgowan and showrunner Tony McNamara to promote their new Hulu series, The Great.

“We pride ourselves on not being historically accurate, so there is room to experiment,” Elle said during the event about how the series throws out historical accuracy.

She added, “You can look at so many oil paintings of someone, but they probably didn’t even look that way. So, it doesn’t help me so much as the script does with capturing the character that Tony has created, her essence, and what’s her journey.”

Check out the first look at the show below, premiering on May 15th!

FYI: Elle wore a Ralph Lauren look.

30+ pictures inside of Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning at 2020 Winter TCA

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