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Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is back with The Romanoffs, an ambitious, star-studded anthology series coming to Amazon. The show focuses on eight separate stories about people who think they’re descended from the Russian royal family. That sounds both weird and interesting, and the cast assembled here is out of this world. Watch The Romanoffs trailer below.
Let’s look at the cast here: Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Corey Stoll, Noah Wyle, Kathryn Hahn, Kerry Bishé, Jay R. Ferguson, Ben Miles, Mary Kay Place, Griffin Dunne, Cara Buono, Ron Livingston, Jon Tenney, Clea DuVall, Radha Mitchell and many, many more. That’s pretty damn impressive. Now, here’s the synopsis: the anthology series tells “eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.”
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The Ramanoffs (or Romanovs) were the second dynasty to rule Russia, and the family came to a bloody end when Nicholas II and his family were executed during the Russian Civil War. After the Romanoffs were executed, imposters came forward claiming to be descendants or survivors of the execution, and that seems to the idea that this show is drawing on.
All of this sounds great! But here’s an issue: The Ramanoffs comes from Matthew Weiner. Weiner is the creator of one of the very best shows in the history of television – Mad Men. But last year, former Mad...
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