The Great season 2: Hulu renews hit series for another season

The Great season 2 starring Elle Fanning is in the works at Hulu

Hulu’s top-performing original comedy, The Great, is being renewed for a second season, according to a report from Deadline.

The Great is a historically inaccurate depiction of the rule of Catherine the Great of Russia. The popular Hulu original series was initially touted as a limited series. But, it has just been announced that Ella Fanning will reprise her role of Catherine for The Great season 2!

According to the report, the second season will consist of ten episodes, and the release date will be sometime in 2021. With filming shut down around the world, it remains to be seen when production will actually start, but it looks like things are opening back up slowly.

Fanning, along with Nicholas Hoult, will return to continue their portrayals of Russian rulers Catherine the Great and her husband, Peter. The first season was well received and was one of Hulu’s top-performing original comedies.

Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow star alongside Fanning and Hoult in the series.

Hulu shared the news via Twitter on The Great’s exciting announcement with a HUZZAH, as it should be.

The Great is the brainchild of Tony McNamara, who is also responsible for another popular period piece, The Favourite.  McNamara told Deadline that he didn’t know much about Catherine besides a possible unfortunate incident with a horse. Google that because I am not going to go into that right now. But, when he researched further, he found her to be a fascinating person inspiring him to write about her.

If you have not checked out the first season, you really need to do this now. It is hilarious, outrageous, and a very well done series. The filming is spectacular, and the costumes are so extravagant, as per the period, but with a little modern flare.

Fanning and Hoult have such great chemistry as they do with the supporting cast.

The watcher must also remember that the majority of this series is satire. Things are based very loosely on actual events making it even more entertaining to watch.

Stay tuned for more information about The Great season 2 on Hulu!