Let me start this off by saying … The Great is probably the best Hulu original series ever?! And if it wasn’t for my friend Amiyrah, I wouldn’t have even touched this thang with a 9 foot pool, let alone turned it on and actually WATCHED it! So if you haven’t already seen The Great on Hulu, please check it out before Season 3 drops! With that said …
Hulu has renewed The Great, for a 10-episode, 3rd season.
Season 2 debuted on Hulu in November 2021 and is currently certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at 100% and nominated for three Critics’ Choice Awards.
Not that I care about awards or critic scores when it comes to recommending series.
But in this case, they’re all right! The Great is an odd delight to watch, and left me asking many questions!
It really made me stop and think, and of course laugh out loud, because it’s absolute madness! Trust me, if you don’t immediately like it, give it an episode or two for it to really kick in!
In season 2 of The Great …
Spoiler Alert – If you haven’t seen Season 1 of The Great, this season description will spoil things a bit. But not much.
So you can totally read this. Unless you loathe all kinds of spoilers. In that case, bookmark this joint and wait until you’ve seen Season 1.
Catherine (Elle Fanning) finally takes the Russian throne for her own — but if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it’s nothing compared to the realities of ‘liberating’ a country that doesn’t want to be.
She’ll battle her court, her team, even her own mother in a bid to bring the enlightenment to Russia. With only occasional historical facts, the series stars Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow, and is a hilarious take on what “could have been”.
The Great is created, written and executive produced by Tony McNamara and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Mark Winemaker, Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, and Matt Shakman.