All hail the queen! Helen Mirren is back as ‘Catherine the Great’
From England’s Queen Elizabeth to empress of Mother Russia – Helen Mirren takes on another role portraying one of history’s most powerful female monarchs. Mirren will star in HBO’s new four-part, limited series “Catherine the Great,” which follows the end of Catherine’s reign and focuses on her passionate affair with Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin.
“She rewrote the rules of governance by a woman and succeeded to the extent of having the word ‘Great’ attached to her name,” said Mirren.
“Catherine the Great” is the latest project in partnership between HBO and Sky and will debut this fall on HBO. Check out the trailer below: