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The Great Season 3 Release Date, Cast, and More

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The Great Season 3 is one of the historical and satirical black comedy series fans are searching for everywhere.

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The Great is a historical and satirical black comedy-drama streaming television series that is loosely based on Catherine the Great’s rise to power as Empress of All Russia. It was first titled onscreen The Great: An Occasionally True Story and later changed to The Great: An Almost Entirely Untrue Story. The first season’s 10 episodes were all made available on Hulu on May 15, 2020. Nicholas Hoult plays Emperor Peter III, while Elle Fanning plays Empress Catherine II in the television series.

The Great Season 2 was picked up by Hulu in July 2020, and it debuted on November 19, 2021. The Great Season 3 was ordered in January 2022. The show uses harsh comedy to showcase human stupidity and wickedness. The Great currently has 39K reviews on IMDB and an 8.1 out of 10. At the 72nd Emmy Awards, the show was both nominated and a multiple award winner.

The Great Season 3 Cast

The Great Season 3 Cast
The Great Season 3 Cast

The Great Season 3 may have the following cast:

  • Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great
  • Nicholas Hoult as Peter II of Russia
  • Phoebe Fox as Marial
  • Sacha Dhawan as Count Orlo
  • Belinda Bromilow as Aunt Elizabeth
  • Adam Godley as Archie
  • Gwilym Lee as Grigor
  • Charity Wakefield as Georgina
  • Douglas Hodge as General Velementov
  • Bayo Gbadamosi as Arkady
  • Florence Keith-Roach as Tatyana

Dustin Demri-Burns as Voltaire is also expected to make an appearance since Catherine will surely still seek his advice in her quest to establish another kind of order than violence. As Catharine’s husband struggles with changing for the better and letting go of his claim to the kingdom, Jason Isaacs may also reappear as Peter the Great, Peter’s father.

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None of these, however, have been verified as of yet. As updates start to arrive, be sure to bookmark this guide.

The Great Plot

The Great Plot
The Great Plot

Season 1

The storyline centers on Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning), a German teenager who marries Russian Emperor Peter III, and is set in 17th-century Russia (Nicholas Hoult). Catherine thought her spouse would make love to her and love her before they got married, so she lived in a shell of her own ideal world. Peter wasn’t a sparkling knight when she first entered the realm. He was actually a patriarchal dunderhead who could only break glasses while yelling, “Huzzah.”

Peter and Catherine are two very different people. She believes in love, whereas he simply believes in bodily needs; she believes in manners, whereas he is an animal; she believes in reading, whereas he does not read at all. Peter burns down a ladies’ school Catherine seeks to establish and says, “Women are for sowing, not reading.”

The issue is swiftly settled: Catherine ought to be the future Empress and Peter is unfit to lead. The simple storyline explores Catherine’s quest to reign, but the only thing standing in her way is the conflict she has with her own emotions. Her affections for Peter are initially stronger than her feelings for Leo Vronsky, a lover who Peter employs for his wife to keep her happy and adored. That much is absurd, but so is the whole narrative.

Season 2

The Great Season 2 begins with Catherine (Elle Fanning) attempting to overthrow her husband Peter III (Nicholas Hoult), but the gunpowder has not yet been completely extinguished, and Catherine’s road to becoming one of Russia’s most admired leaders is more difficult than ever. The Ottoman empire is encroaching on the Russian borderland, the majority of the actual powerful people in her court despise her, and Catherine is so pregnant that she is eating dirt to satisfy her iron cravings. Catherine’s husband, whom she failed to kill in the Season 1 finale, is holed up in one wing of her palace throwing parties for his supporters.

With lofty ideals like “educating women” and “serfdom is terrible,” Catherine struggles to cling to her throne as well as her ambition to usher Russia into the modern era. The greatest sections of The Great Season 2 center on this as her main problem, with some episodes adopting a reverse idea-of-the-week approach in which Catherine takes on one of her agenda items and discovers the boundaries of her authority. The problem is that significant cultural change never occurs at an imperial level, so her attempts to use reason and reasoning to open the nobles’ minds to egalitarianism and handle problems like a crocodile terrorizing the palace (yes, really) don’t proceed as she had hoped.

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What can we expect from The Great Season 3?

What can we expect from The Great Season 3
What can we expect from The Great Season 3

The show’s second season was abruptly ended, which provided several opportunities for its future. The story’s closing episodes had some blood, sweat, and tears, and we already know that the series’ second half will be even more fantastic. We watched how Catherine’s diplomatic moves finally resulted in the Sultan’s death, which caused more commotion inside the court. Additionally, Peter was under tremendous pressure from them, which led to their deposition from the throne.

Peter, on the other hand, is enraged and demands the throne. Does he have the drive to succeed, though? Actually, no. In the climactic showdown, Catherine eventually decided to stab Peter in the back. But things were more complicated than they appeared. Later it is revealed that Peter has already left and Catherine has stabbed a doppelganger of him.

Later, Peter came to console her, but what shocked them both was that despite their unending love for one another—I mean, what?—they were willing to murder one other. We’ll probably find out what precisely happened to the pair and who will rule the country in The Great Season 3. Will they both be able to live? That is something we are currently sorting out. or if one of them passed away! We need to know exactly what happened because we have a lot of questions.

The Great Season 3 Release Date

The Great Season 3 Release Date
The Great Season 3 Release Date

The Great Season 3 is currently undergoing production, which is wonderful news. During Disney’s Television Critics Association winter press tour in January 2022, Hulu made the exciting announcement that the show has been renewed and that the upcoming season will have 10 episodes. The Great Season 3 is expected to premiere on November 18, 2022.

Where to watch The Great Season 3?

In the US, The Great season 3 is expected to premiere on the streaming platform Hulu, exactly as in previous seasons. The Great season 3 will be streamable in the UK on Starzplay, which is accessible through Prime Video.

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Pragati Jaiswal
Pragati Jaiswal
Pragati is an MBA student exploring her creative side who is also a travel and food enthusiast. FRIENDS is one of her favorite series.

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