The Great: Season One is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning). From creator and Academy Award nominated writer, Tony McNamara, comes a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl who honors an arranged marriage to the mercurial Russian Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult). Instead of love and sunshine, she finds a dangerous, depraved and backward world. Catherine becomes driven to change Russia and fulfill her destiny as longest-reigning female ruler in Russia¡¯s history. All she has to do is kill her husband, beat the church, baffle the military and get the court on her side.