The smash Emmy-nominated series "The Great," starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, returns to Channel 4 this summer for a second season, with Catherine finally claiming the Russian throne for herself – but she'll soon discover that dethroning her husband was only the beginning. Catherine now has to confront the realities of 'liberating' a country that refuses to be free.
Her battle to bring knowledge to Russia will pit her against her own court and those closest to her, including her own mother, who is played by Gillian Anderson ("The Crown"). As she navigates her connection with Peter, she will also have to combat her own heart. Catherine will eventually realise that in order to change a country, you must first allow it to change you, and that there is a fine line between idealism and delusion, and that becoming 'Great' will ask more of her than she could have imagined.
Watch Season 1 at https://amzn.to/3N6Fdrc