Catherine the Great (4 x 60’ for Sky and HBO) is a sweeping historical epic written by Nigel Williams, the award-winning writer of Elizabeth I.
Strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated, Catherine wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century. Amid a politically tumultuous and sexually charged court, Catherine’s obsessive romance with lover Grigory Potemkin evolved into a unique and devoted relationship that helped shape Russia as we know it today.
Multi-award-winning Helen Mirren will play the lead role in the third commission from Sky and HBO’s high-end global drama partnership.
The show will be produced by New Pictures and Origin Pictures.
Director: Philip Martin
Producer: Jules Hussey