The Great (originally titled The Great: An Occasionally True Story and later The Great: An Almost Entirely Untrue Story) is a historical and satirical black comedy-drama television series loosely based on the rise to power of Catherine the Great, Empress of All Russia, described by its commissioner Hulu as “anti-historical”.
The first season’s ten episodes were released on Hulu on May 15, 2020. The series stars Elle Fanning as Empress Catherine II and Nicholas Hoult as Emperor Peter III.
When is the Great Season 3 Coming Out? (Release Date)
Hulu, The Great’s streaming partner, announced the series’ renewal for season 3 on January 11, 2022, which is expected to release either in late 2022 or early 2023 worldwide, as the streaming partner did not reveal the exact date of release with confirmation of the series’ renewal. Nonetheless, we anticipate that it will be released earlier than Season 2.
The Great Season 3 Cast Speculation
The fact that every important member of the royal court will return for The Great season 3 won’t surprise anyone at all.
Both Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning will return to reprise their roles as the titular Queen Catherine and Peter, her careless husband, respectively.
Along with the leading couple, their close confidants and advisors will all return, as most are alive and (despite a few being imprisoned) are un-exiled… for the time being.
Here’s Who’s Likely to Be in the Great Season 3 Cast:
- Elle Fanning (Catherine the Great)
- Nicholas Hoult (Peter II of Russia)
- Phoebe Fox (as Marial)
- Sacha Dhawan (as Count Orlo)
- Belinda Bromilow (as Aunt Elizabeth)
- Adam Godley (as Archie)
- Gwilym Lee (as Grigor)
- Charity Wakefield (as Georgina)
- Douglas Hodge (as General Velementov)
- Bayo Gbadamosi (as Arkady)
- Florence Keith-Roach (as Tatyana)
It is also likely that we will see Dustin Demri-Burns as Voltaire, as Catherine will undoubtedly seek his advice in her efforts to establish a new order other than violence.
The Great Season 3 Trailer Speculation
Bad news, Catherine fans, currently there isn’t a The Great season 3 trailer.
I’m afraid we’re still out in the cold on this one because filming hasn’t begun and there is no footage for a promotional clip for the upcoming season.
We will, however, keep you updated as soon as the Emmy-nominated show’s next teaser is released.
The Great Season 3 Plot Speculation
The plot of The Great season 3 is unknown at this time, but thanks to crew statements and the cliffhanger ending of season 2, we can get a pretty good idea of what our favorite monarch will be up to in the future.
At the end of season 2, we saw plenty of murder, tears, and complicated relationships reach their climax. Catherine’s diplomatic solutions lead to her killing the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and being put under extreme pressure to kill her dethroned husband, Peter, in a spectacular finale.
Similarly, Peter was in a sticky situation of his own in the ongoing battle for the throne. The imprisoned king had to choose between his survival or his heart as his close friends, and the slippery ex-king of Sweden explained how he must kill Catherine to live peacefully.
So, it appears that the husband and wife team is embroiled in another civil war. However, this time they both have invested feelings and affection for one another; it’s all very spicy, isn’t it?
Catherine decided to solidify her rule once and for all by stabbing Peter in the back while crying in the final episode of season 2. However, it turns out that she murdered a lookalike rather than her actual husband (oops).
Peter came out to comfort her after seeing her remorse; however, both were left in the awkward situation of realizing that, despite loving each other, they also wanted to kill each other.