The Great

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  • TV-MA
  • 2020
  • 2 Seasons
  • 8.1  (31,704)

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. 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.

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Wedding
10. Wedding
November 17, 2021
Catherine makes a devastating discovery about Peter before traveling to the war front for a meeting with the Sultan. Peter considers his options now Catherine knows his secret and all parties come together for a final showdown at Marial's wedding.
Walnut Season
9. Walnut Season
November 17, 2021
Catherine and Peter are co-parenting their newborn son, Paul, with the help of Elizabeth and trying to avoid their feelings for each other. When Paul goes missing, Peter and Catherine are driven together in their quest to find him.
Five Days
8. Five Days
November 19, 2021
Elizabeth pronounces that Catherine's baby will be born in 5 days and the court begins preparations involving rituals for Peter and Catherine. Conflict with the Ottomans heightens, and Catherine tries to run the country while on forced bed rest.
Stapler
7. Stapler
November 17, 2021
Catherine's team is falling apart and she begins doubting her reign when her mother comes to visit. She works hard to hide the realities of the court from her mother and puts on a science fair for which Russia must come up with the best invention.
A Simple Jape
6. A Simple Jape
November 19, 2021
Catherine is frustrated by the lack of meaningful change in her rule of Russia so far. Seeking to shake the court out of its complacency, she plays a joke on them involving a serf to prove a point, but it gets wildly out of hand with tragic consequences.
Animal Instincts
5. Animal Instincts
November 19, 2021
A crocodile roams the court, and Archie sends everyone into uproar by suggesting it might be an omen against Catherine's leadership.
The Devil's Lunch
4. The Devil's Lunch
November 19, 2021
A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th-century Russia following the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.
Alone at Last
3. Alone at Last
November 19, 2021
Catherine's grief over the loss of Leo during the coup finally catches up with her. Peter's part in Leo's death, and the discovery that he just murdered a noble, causes Catherine to lock Peter in his apartments with only his mummified mother for company.
Dickhead
2. Dickhead
November 19, 2021
Catherine, Orlo and Velementov begin their rule of Russia and unexpected obstacles appear. Peter is on a journey of self-improvement under house arrest but convinces Catherine to let him attend her coronation and hand over his crown.
Heads It's Me
1. Heads It's Me
November 19, 2021
4 months after she launched a coup against her husband, a pregnant Catherine is gaining the upper hand in her war against Peter. The fact that he is deeply in love with Catherine and their unborn child does little to dissuade her from taking his throne.
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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. 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.

The Great is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on May 15, 2020.

Where to Watch The Great

The Great is available for streaming on the Hulu website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Great on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 15, 2020
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (31,704)