This will be good, but I wish HBO could define the terminology between a ‘miniseries’ and a ‘limited series’ because this work has been called both. With my grumble now out of the way let us look at the details, including premiere date, for the upcoming content.
HELEN MIRREN AND JASON CLARKE STAR IN THE FOUR-PART HBO/SKY LIMITED SERIES
CATHERINE THE GREAT, DEBUTING OCTOBER 21
Directed By Philip Martin; Executive Produced By Charlie Pattinson,
David Thompson, Nigel Williams and Helen Mirren
HBO presents, in association with Sky, the four-part limited series CATHERINE THE GREAT, debuting MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 (10:00-11:00pm ET/PT). This limited series will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.
Starring Academy-award winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”, “Gosford Park”, “The Last Station”) and Jason Clarke (“First Man”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Mudbound”) this four-part drama is set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great (Mirren) who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century.
The HBO/Sky production follows Catherine towards the end of her reign during her passionate affair with Grigory Potemkin (Clarke). Amid scandal, intrigue and immense conflict, they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries and together serving as the architects of modern-day Russia through a series of liberalizing reforms.
CATHERINE THE GREAT is directed by Philip Martin; written by Nigel Williams; executive producers, Helen Mirren, Philip Martin, Nigel Williams, David Thompson for Origin Pictures and Charlie Pattinson and Christine Healy for New Pictures.
We gave you a Teaser for this one back in July but since we have little else to show or tell you we will offer it again:
As a side note, we can say with this limited series added that early Fall at HBO is shaping up quite nicely. In September, as will be pointed up in the upcoming “What’s On” post, we have the return of THE DEUCE. October has two limited series, including the one mentioned here, and other exciting news that we will announce soon. HBO is thriving quite nicely without GAME OF THRONES. Is your interest high for what is coming next? Does it include CATHERINE THE GREAT? Let us know in the comments below.