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‘The Great’ Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu

The Great will return for a third season on Hulu. The critically acclaimed Catherine the Great dramedy has been renewed for a 10-episode third season. The announcement was made at…

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2021

The Hollywood Reporter chief TV critic's favorites include two satires of the filthy rich, alt-histories about the space race and Russian royalty, and a pandemic-set drama that you've probably never…

“I Don’t Think Catherine Is a Maternal Person”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult and the Creators of ‘The Great’

In the second season of The Great, Hulu’s comedic and frequently fabricated biography of Catherine the Great, Elle Fanning’s lead becomes a mother twice. Once is to her son Paul, with whom…

“I Wanted It to Be Honest and Real”: Acting Contenders Share Tales From the Sets of Their TV Series

ELLE FANNING (The Great) The first season of Hulu’s historical comedy was all about Catherine the Great’s rise to power, and the second begins with her grabbing the crown from her husband…

Nicholas Hoult: A Tsar Is Born

“Are you interested in how I got dog poo on my face when truffling?” asks Nicholas Hoult one chilly October morning, seated at a tucked-away eatery in North Hollywood. Something in the way the…

How Hulu’s ‘The Great’ Balances Fact, Fiction and Funny in Season 2

Welcome to Episode 144 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the…

Gillian Anderson Joins Hulu’s ‘The Great’

Gillian Anderson will move from playing the prime minister of the U.K. to the mother of a future empress in her next TV role. Anderson (The Crown, Sex Education) has joined the cast of Hulu’s The…