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Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

  • Premiered: 
    October 3, 2019
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  • Network: Sky Atlantic
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: royalty

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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced by series star Helen Mirren, director Philip Martin and writer Nigel Williams, CATHERINE THE GREAT is a four-part drama set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great, who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century. This series follows Catherine towards the end of her reign during her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. 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 through a series of liberalizing reforms. CATHERINE THE GREAT had its U.S. premiere on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on HBO, with a new episode debuting each Monday through November 11.
On Tuesday, November 3, 2020 Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/Warner Archive Collection released CATHERINE THE GREAT on DVD with all four-parts of this lavish miniseries. The magnificent Helen Mirren stars as the tumultuous monarch and politician who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. The four-part miniseries charts Catherine's reign as the intelligent, resourceful, and utterly determined Empress who fights off threats to her crown, wages war with the Ottoman Empire, and expands Russia's borders as far as the Black Sea and Crimea. A sweeping epic, the miniseries also depicts the love affair between Catherine and Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), this most extraordinary woman and man of their age who formed a singular and powerful relationship, turned the nation into a great global power, and shaped the future of Russian politics. A MUST OWN for history buffs and Mirren fans. Run Time: 344 minutes. Buy and binge now! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)