July 28, 2020
Season One of “The Great” arrives on DVD Oct. 20 from Paramount Home Entertainment.
It is now available for purchase on digital platforms.
Created and executive produced by Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Tony McNamara (The Favourite), “The Great” is a satirical, comedic drama — and occasionally true story — about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning) from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. An idealistic romantic young girl, she arrives from Prussia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult) hoping for love and finds instead a dangerous, depraved, backward world that she resolves to change. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side.
“The Great” debuted on Hulu in the U.S. in May and has been renewed for a second season.
The four-DVD set features all 10 episodes, plus exclusive bonus content including interviews with the cast and creator Tony McNamara about the provocative and irreverent depiction of Catherine’s extraordinary story; behind-the-scenes tours of the sets with members of the cast; a look at the makeup, hair and costume designs; and a gag reel.