All three series of ‘The Great’ starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult on Channel 4

All three series of 'The Great' starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult on Channel 4

June 20, 2024 – Acquired from Paramount Global Content Distribution, the third series of hit drama The Great will be returning to Channel 4 on 8th July for viewers in the UK.

The upcoming series sees Catherine (Elle Fanning) and Peter (Nicholas Hoult) attempt to make their marriage work after some seemingly insurmountable problems. Peter witnessed his own attempted murder at Catherine’s hands and she also imprisoned all of his friends. On top of this, Peter is at a loose end playing First Husband to Catherine’s reign, so he busies himself with fathering, hunting and salty culinary ventures. But they’re not enough to keep him contented as visions of his late father (Jason Isaacs), get in his head about his failures as Peter the Great’s son. Catherine the Great starts making a name for herself beyond her borders and inspired by a visit from the US ambassador, sets up a conference where peasants, nobles and merchants can all give their input on developing a new Russia. She learns that even the best political leaders sometimes need to make compromises to progress.

In addition to Fanning and Hoult, the cast of the third series of The Great also includes Phoebe Fox as Marial, Adam Godley as the Archbishop, Gwilym Lee as Grigor Dymov, Charity Wakefield as Georgina, Douglas Hodge as Velementov, Sacha Dhawan as Orlo, Belinda Bromilow as Aunt Elizabeth, Florence Keith-Roach as Tatyana and Bayo Gbadamosi as Arkady.

Created, written and executive produced by Oscar nominee Tony McNamara, The Great is executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Mark Winemaker, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Brittany Kahan Ward, Echo Lake’s Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, as well as Josh Kesselman, and Thruline’s Ron West. The project is produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC. The Great is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

The Great was acquired by Nick Lee, former Head of Acquisitions. Series 1 and 2 of The Great are available to stream now on Channel 4.

Critical praise for Series 1 & 2 of The Great:

Series One –

The Mail on Sunday *****

The Telegraph “a clever, chaotic, brilliant show”

The Guardian “a wonderfully tongue-in-cheek exploration of the rise of Catherine the Great”

Glamour ”Like Bridgerton, but better”… everyone is obsessed with new period drama, The Great”

Series Two –

The Daily Telegraph “Wonderful, anarchic costume drama”

The Guardian “Huzzah! This witty, stylish and raucous period drama from the maker of The Favourite returns for a second season – just weeks after racking up two well-deserved Emmy nominations.”

The i ***** ‘Is there any show on television more delicious than The Great?’

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