Sky releases Catherine The Great trailer, starring Helen Mirren

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Sky Atlantic has shared the first trailer for Catherine The Great, its new regal four-part drama starring the legendary Helen Mirren. You can learn more, and watch the trailer, right here…

Sky’s official press bumf tells us that Catherine The Great “will follow Catherine towards the end of her reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin. Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, this is a story of obsessive love. Unable to publicly marry and famously promiscuous, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together shaping Russia as we know it today.”

Also, the show apparently “delves into the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of the most powerful female monarch in history. Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century – strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, she was the definition of the modern woman.”

Here’s the trailer for Catherine The Great…

Helen Mirren herself said this about the project: “I am very excited by the possibility of embodying a woman from history who grabbed and then wielded great power. She rewrote the rules of governance by a woman, and succeeded to the extent of having the word Great attached to her name, Catherine the Great. I am very grateful to have HBO and Sky as partners in this endeavour. There are no other homes on television that bring the support and understanding needed for this kind of project.”

A co-production between Sky in the UK and HBO in the USA, Catherine The Great will debut on our screens this autumn. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.