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Only July 9, 1762, a 33-year-old Catherine II put the finishing touches on her long-gestating coup and ascended to the Russian throne. By many accounts, the next several decades were among the brightest in the country’s history, leading to both an expansion of territory and an increased investment in the culture and arts. As one of history’s most powerful woman leaders, it should come as no surprise that the accomplishments of Catherine the Great are in a period of cinematic reconsideration. Now, hot on the heels of HBO‘s Helen Mirren limited series “Catherine the Great” comes “The Great,” a Hulu miniseries that positions Elle Fanning as the young empress.
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As if you could not already tell by the teaser, “The Great” is the brainchild of showrunner Tony McNamara, best known as the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind 2018’s “The Favourite.” Much like that feature,...
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