Hulu’s not quite historically accurate period comedy drama series The Great is officially no more.
Starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, the series focused on Russia’s Empress Catherine the Great (Fanning) and her husband Peter III (Hoult).
Season 3, which premiered in May, saw Catherine and Peter agreeing to work on their tumultuous and terrible marriage. However, the show surprised viewers by killing Peter off in episode 6, after he fell into an icy lake, leaving an initially devastated Catherine to truly take the reins and begin to fulfil her goals for Russia.
The show debuted to positive reviews, and received seven Emmy nominations over the course of its run. (The Great eventually won an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Period Costumes in 2022.) Both Holt and Fanning were praised for their respective performances, with Fanning earning a Screen Actors Guild, Critics Choice, Independent Spirit Award, and two Golden Globe nominations.
The series also starred Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.
The Great was executive produced by Tony McNamara, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Marian Macgowan, Mark Winemaker, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Thruline’s Ron West and Josh Kesselman.
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