The Great: Season 1 (2020)
Wednesday 20th January 2021
Created and executive produced by Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Tony McNamara (The Favourite?), The Great is a satirical, comedic drama-and occasionally true story-about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia's history.
An idealistic romantic young girl, she arrives from Prussia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult) hoping for love and sunshine, and finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side.
The 4-disc DVD set features all ten episodes, plus exclusive bonus content including interviews with the cast and creator Tony McNamara about the provocative and irreverent depiction of Catherine's extraordinary story; behind-the-scenes tours of the lavish sets with members of the cast; a look at the opulent makeup, hair and costume designs; and an uproarious gag reel.
The Great is created, written and executive produced by McNamara and executive produced by Marian Macgowan, Thruline's Josh Kesselman and Ron West, Echo Lake's Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, Elle Fanning, Mark Winemaker and Matt Shakman. The project is produced by Civic Center Media in association with MRC Television.
The Great: Season 1 is released on DVD 8th March 2021 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
- Bold and Brash: Inside The Great
- Palatial Panache: The Style of The Great
- Gag Reel
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.