The Great Season 2


The show tells about the years of the reign of Empress Catherine the Great, who made an indisputable contribution to the economy of the Russian Empire, and was able to easily remove from the throne the ruler – her legitimate spouse Peter III, whose knowledge of governing the country was close to nothing. The project was created in a comic form, so keep criticism with you!

“The Great ss 2”: release date, announcement

The continuation of the multi-part historical comedy drama “The Great” has not been officially announced. But the high rating of season 1 gives hope that we will again see the main characters in new episodes. In a good situation, the premiere of season 2 will be held in May 2021.

A fun, adventurous project was coldly received by proponents of the regime under Catherine the Great. Some viewers decided that the director was simply laughing at the most popular woman in Russian history. But that’s all everyone’s opinion.


Unfortunately for the German, Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg, her father became impoverished. In order to save his country from ruin, the ruler finds the only way to save the people – it is profitable to marry his daughter. This is the first meeting with the Russian emperor Peter III, who later becomes the husband of Sophie.

The girl was given a different name, now she is Catherine II. At first, she faithfully bears her burden, considering it her duty to become a beautiful wife for the Russian emperor. But the longer she stays in the palace, the more she realizes that Peter doesn’t give a damn about ordinary Christians. His duty he considers wasting the treasury, fornication and continuous fun.

Catherine completely disappointed in her husband, while he is looking for another hobby. He closes his eyes to the problems. Meanwhile, the Russian Empire is in an economic abyss, and the moment is about to come when Peter will no longer be able to get out of debt. Then Catherine herself decides to act. For the good of her people.

Frame from the TV show

Balls in the palace do not stop. Peter turns out to be such a vile person that he is ready to use his wife as a prostitute for other men. All hopes for a clean relationship and great love have melted away. Therefore, Catherine had no choice but to get involved in the state’s economy and plunge into politics.

Now no one can escape from the imperial orders laid down by the empress herself. Catherine is not the same girl that Peter took as his wife. Now she understands that if the husband does not stop emptying the treasury, then the state will have a difficult time. Having taken all her composure and enlisted the support of her subjects, the Empress plans to make a coup…

Actors and their roles

  • Catherine the Great – Empress of the Russian Empire, who came from abroad for the sake of marriage with Peter III; quickly disappointed in her husband, as she hoped to see herself protected; in the end, Catherine was embroiled in palace intrigues created by Peter himself; trying to revive Russia thanks to her theoretical skills – Elle Fanning.
  • Peter III – the unruly Russian emperor, who considers rule to be a boring affair; sure that being a king is too easy; does not deal with state affairs; loves feasts, innovations; various sophisticated fantasies do not leave him, he even offered his wife to take a lover – Nicholas Hoult.

Interesting Facts

  1. The whole world was amazed at the project. It seems that the great empress was laughed at, and even in such a harsh form. However, the show found its audience who liked this kind of humor. What terrible can happen from a few jokes of the director? Absolutely nothing, although many viewers seriously reacted to such humor.
  2. In 2019, Elle Fanning began participating in two more projects: “All the Bright Places” and “The Roads Not Taken”. The “The Great” project has become the most popular of them, but there will be more! According to rumors of the crew of the show, Elle often visits the castings of directors making full-length films.
  3. Nicholas Hoult, after a heavy series of films about people with superhuman abilities, decided to “reboot” and try himself in a different role. So he got the role of Peter, who by his nature is charming, arrogant, stupid and has an exorbitant sense of his own significance.
  4. On the IMDb website, the show “The Great”, viewers gave 8.0 points, but Russian viewers were less optimistic about the premiere. On Russian resources for the entire duration of the show, the maximum mark reached 6.9 points, which is considered a very mediocre estimate.
  5. The topic of serious discussion was the ignorance of the Russian nobility, which was so impartially paraded by American directors. According to some reports, in Russia there were even doubts for some time – is it worth it to translate the series into Russian or can leave the novelty aside.

The Great Season 2: release date

NumberSeries titleRelease date
2x01Series 1May 2021
2x02Series 2May 2021
2x03Series 3May 2021
2x04Series 4May 2021
2x05Series 5May 2021
2x06Series 6May 2021
2x07Series 7May 2021
2x08Series 8May 2021
2x09Series 9May 2021
2x10Series 10May 2021

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