Helen Mirren takes on the role of the iconic Russian Empress in the original production for Sky drama.

Sky will make the full series available on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV on Thursday 3rd October, with a linear playout at 9pm. 

The cast also includes Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear.

Written by Nigel Williams and directed by Philip Martin, the drama follows across four instalments the latter years of the Catherine The Great’s (Helen Mirren) reign and her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke) with themes of scandal, intrigue and immense conflict.

“Unable to publicly marry, Catherine and Potemkin’s story is one of obsessive love for each other and their country as they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries to build Russia’s reputation as one of the great European powers of the 18th Century.” – Sky Press Office

Catherine The Great is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures. 

Watch the trailer below:

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