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Jason Clarke and Helen Mirren will reunite for an HBO/Sky limited series centered around Catherine the Great. The Catherine the Great series cast now includes Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) starring opposite Dame Mirren, who had already come on board to play the long-reigning Russian empress.
Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I, Wodehouse in Exile) and helmed by BAFTA and Emmy-winning director Philip Martin (The Crown), the still-untitled four-episode series will chronicle the final years of Catherine the Great’s politically tumultuous and “sexually charged” reign over the Russian court in the late 18th century. Mirren plays Catherine, while Clarke will play Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military commander with whom Catherine has a torrid affair. Potemkin goes on to become her favored statesman and a life-long friend. It will be the second time Clarke and Mirren have worked together; they recently co-starred in the 2018 horror film Winchester.
Deadline - Series
Here’s how Deadline describes the series:
Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia.
Great - Figure
Catherine the Great was a legendary figure...
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