The Great

Season 1 2020
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  • 2020-05-15T04:00:00Z on Hulu
  • 52m
  • 8h 42m (10 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Drama, Comedy
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A genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th century Russia following the rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great and her explosive relationship with husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.

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10 episodes

Series Premiere

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x01 The Great

1x01 The Great

  • Series Premiere

    2020-05-15T04:00:00Z52m

In 1761, Catherine travels to Russia and becomes the Empress by marrying the Emperor of Russia, Peter. With hopes of marrying a great love, Catherine soon realizes Peter is a selfish brat who stands against everything she values. Catherine is feeling hopeless and verging on suicide when her servant, Marial, presents her with an alternative path – to overthrow Peter.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x02 A Fake Beard

1x02 A Fake Beard

  • 2020-05-15T04:00:00Z55m

Catherine takes her first steps toward a coup. Taking advice from Marial, she attempts to seduce and recruit palace intellectual Count Orlo. It’s a disaster. However, after seeing Peter’s brutal treatment of local nobles and unwillingness to listen, he decides to join Catherine’s coup.

Catherine, Orlo and Marial continue their coup planning. They try to recruit an unhappy military general, Velementov, for their cause during palace celebrations honoring Peter’s late father, Peter the Great. Peter, noting Catherine’s unhappiness at court, gifts Catherine a sterile lover, Leo. She’s hesitant at first, but Leo manages to charm her.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x04 Moscow Mule

1x04 Moscow Mule

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Catherine tries to manage her reputation at court and her relationship with Leo, both of which distract her from the coup. Meanwhile, the influential Patriarch of the church dies, and a new one must be chosen. Orlo sees an opportunity to try and influence Peter in the decision, and Archie makes moves.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x05 War and Vomit

1x05 War and Vomit

  • 2020-05-15T04:00:00Z50m

As the war with Sweden continues to rage, Catherine and Aunt Elizabeth visit the military at the Russian front. Seeing the soldiers reminds Catherine of her goal to rule Russia differently. Grigor struggles with Peter and Georgina’s relationship and poisons Peter to end it. When Peter falls ill, Velementov, Orlo, and Marial all try to influence Catherine’s steps toward takeover as Peter’s life hangs in the balance.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x06 Parachute

1x06 Parachute

  • 2020-05-15T04:00:00Z55m

Peter has a new lease on life after his near-death experience. He is open to Catherine’s progressive ideas of introducing art and science to court and wants to focus on an heir. Orlo tries to figure out who poisoned Peter and faces demons of his own.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x07 A Pox On Hope

1x07 A Pox On Hope

  • 2020-05-15T04:00:00Z51m

Catherine feels optimistic about peaceful coexistence with Peter and their increasing chemistry. When smallpox breaks out in the servant’s quarters, however, Peter reverts to his old ways. Meanwhile, Leo and Catherine’s relationship suffers and Georgina misses Peter.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x08 Meatballs at the Dacha

Catherine’s political abilities are tested when she’s given an opportunity to travel abroad with Peter and Velementov to discuss ending the war with Swedish king. Velementov finally sees the potential of her leadership and decides to support the coup. Back at the palace, Leo wants to leave court. Marial tries to keep him there by telling him about the coup.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x09 Love Hurts

1x09 Love Hurts

  • 2020-05-15T04:00:00Z54m

Tensions mount as Catherine, Orlo, Velementov, Leo, and Marial try to get regional counts on board with the coup. A few of the men end up killed. When a body is discovered later, Peter decides to torture everyone at the palace to find the murderous traitors. Marial buckles under the pressure and confides in Archie about Catherine’s plans. Catherine realizes she is pregnant.

2020-05-15T04:00:00Z

1x10 The Beaver’s Nose

1x10 The Beaver’s Nose

  • 2020-05-15T04:00:00Z51m

Catherine’s decides to move forward with the coup on her birthday. Peter isn’t so easily overcome and holds Leo hostage as collateral. In exchange for a return to her status, Marial betrays Catherine to Peter and tells him that she is pregnant. Catherine realizes that the only chance for a greater Russia is to fight, without Leo. The battle begins.

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