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Sky to offer all of Catherine The Great on Oct 3

August 29, 2019

By Nik Roseveare

All episodes of the Sky original drama Catherine The Great have been confirmed to air on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW TV on October 3rd.

Starring Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as the iconic Russian Empress alongside Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear, the four-episode series follows the latter years of the Catherine The Great’s reign and her affair with Grigory Potemkin, amid a backdrop of scandal, intrigue and immense conflict.

Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning Philip Martin (The Crown), Catherine The Great is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures. It is the third commission from Sky and HBO’s global drama partnership, which to date has included The Young Pope and Chernobyl, which recently received 19 Emmy Award nominations.

Sky recently committed to more than double its investment in original drama, comedy and documentary through Sky Studios, the commissioning and production arm of Sky.

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