The Great | Based on Real Story? Read To Know

The Great, was released on May 15, 2020, is a short series. It was written by Tony McNamara. It was decided in August 24, 2018, that the miniseries will be made of Catherine the Great. Producers of the film are Elle Fanning and Marian Macgowan.

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The production company also includes Media Rights Capital, Echo Lake Entertainment, and Thruline Entertainment. Hulu had given the production, and was announced during the Television Critics Association on February 11, 2019.

The rating given by IMDb is 7.0 stars out of 10 stars.


Elli Fanning and Nicholas Hoult are also in the casting department, they both have the lead roles as Catherine and her husband Peter III of Russia. Sacha Dhawan, Gwilym Lee, and Charity Wakefield are also there in the casting department.

On September 2019, Louis Hynes declared that he also had a role on the show. Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Douglas Hodge are also there in the film.


  1. “The Beard”
  2. “And you, Sir, are no Peter the Great.”
  3. “Moscow Mule”
  4. “War and Vomit”
  5. “Parachute”
  6. “A Pox on Hope”
  7. “Meatballs at the Dacha”
  8. “Love Hurts”
  9. “The Beaver’s Nose”

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It is an ironic comedy-drama movie about Catherine. She is the longest female ruler in the history of Russia. She marry Emperor Peter, hoping for love and sunshine, but she feels dangerous and corrupted, so she kills her husband and confuses the soldiers to get the church on her side.

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Is ‘The Great’ is a real story?

Yes, it is based on an actual event. The film takes a hint from the small beginnings of Catherine’s reign. If we take ‘The Favourite’ and ‘The Great,’ then we can find that Tony McNamara combines them.

This is the story of a woman who marries the Emperor Peter, but she realizes that her husband was a wrong man. Her victories and achievements conspire her to a great character. So she killed her husband for the people of the nation.

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