Sky releases first look trailer from upcoming original drama Catherine the Great
Politics, passion, and power are at play in the first look trailer
from Sky original drama Catherine the Great.
Starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren alongside a
stellar cast including Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear, the trailer
provides a glimpse into world of one of the most powerful female monarchs in
history and her passionate affair with general Grigory Potemkin.
Catherine and Potemkin’s story is one of obsessive love for
each other and their country as they develop a unique and devoted relationship,
overcoming their adversaries to build Russia’s reputation as one of the great
European powers of the 18th Century.
Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by
BAFTA and Emmy® Award-winning Philip Martin (The Crown), Catherine the Great is
produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures. It is the third commission from
Sky and HBO’s high-end global drama partnership.
The series will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic and TV
streaming service NOW TV this autumn.
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