Elle Fanning starrer satirical show “The Great” has been renewed for Season 2 at Hulu. The second season will also have 10 episodes just like the first season.
This news comes just after two months of the show's debut on May 15 and it was also expected as the show was one of the top performing comedy-drama on Hulu.
The series is a satirical dramedy about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) a royal woman living in rural Prussia during the 18th century who is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor.
Along with Fanning, Season 1 starred Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi, and Belinda Bromilow.
The series comes from Tony McNamara, who also serves as executive producer, with Fanning also executive producing in addition to starring. Marian Macgowan also executive produces along with Thruline’s Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Mark Winemaker, and Matt Shakman. “The Great” hails from Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
Season 1 of “The Great” received lot of positive reviews from audiences and critics, with the show holding an 88% critical approval rating in Rotten Tomatoes, second season was totally expected.
McNamara was previously nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay for “The Favourite,” another historical dramedy starring Olivia Colman as England’s Queen Anne.
Hulu has also found success in recent years with novel adaptations. They recently launched the limited series “Normal People” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” Hulu’s flagship show is “The Handmaid’s Tale,” based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood.
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