StarzPlay, Channel 4 & More Pick Up The Great


A raft of broadcasters are on board to air the new satirical comedic drama The Great, from Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (The Favourite).

The Great is scheduled to premiere in the U.S. on Hulu on May 15. The series has been licensed to platforms around the world, including StarzPlay (U.K., Ireland, German Europe, French Europe, Italian Europe, Spain, Benelux and Latin America, including Brazil), Channel 4 (U.K.), Stan (Australia), HBO (Portugal, Baltics, Central Eastern Europe and Nordics), Sky (New Zealand), CJ ENM (Korea), OSN (Middle East and North Africa), (Russia and CIS) and Quebecor Content (Canada).

The MRC Television drama, licensed by ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group, charts the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. With occasional historical facts, the series stars Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.