|The new series will probably hit the small screens sometime this spring or summer|
Catherine’s 34 year reign, as she turns Russia, which was mostly looked down upon by the rest of Europe before her, into one of the greatest powers of Europe.
Written by Elizabeth I’s Nigel Williams, the four part mini series will see Helen Mirren playing the legendary Russian monarch while Jason Clarke
|Jason Clarke as Potemkin and Helen Mirren as Empress Catherine the Great. Together they’ve turned 18th century Russia into the leading power of Europe.|
will play her long standing lover Russian General Grigory Potemkin. The series also stars Joseph Quinn as her son Grand Prince Paul, Georgina
|Real Catherine was not a s skinny woman as Helen Mirren|
Beedle as Princess Natalia, Antonia Clarke as Princess Sofia, Phil Dunster as Count Andrei Razumovsky, Adam el Hagar as Valerian Zubov, Paul Kaye as infamous rebel and impostor Emelyan Pugachev and Sam
|The series was written by Nigel Williams|
Palladio as Catherine’s young lover Alexander Vasilchikov. Rory Kinnear is Panin, a skilful politician, advisor and governor to Catherine’s son, Richard Roxburgh is Prince Grigory Orlov, her most famous lover who helped her
|The series will also air on HBO in Northern America|
come to power by overthrowing her husband, Kevin McNally is his brother Alexei Orlov, Bodyguard’s Gina McKee is her confidant and lifelong friend Countess Bruce, Clive Russell is The Fool!