Hollywood star Gillian Anderson will subsequent characteristic within the second season of Hulu sequence The Great. Starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult within the lead function, the interval satire is in regards to the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest-reigning feminine ruler in Russia’s historical past.
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The first season of the sequence premiered on Hulu in May 2020, earlier than being renewed for season two. In the second season, Anderson will the essay the function of Joanna, the mom of Catherine the Great (Fanning), reported Deadline.
Joanna has been described as a glamorous German socialite who’s “known as the ‘maestro of marriage’ for her abilities to arrange high-profile partnerships for her daughters.”
“She has heard rumours of her daughter’s coup and come to Russia to see it for herself. Though the apple of Catherine’s eye and a doting mother, it soon becomes clear Johanna has more sinister intentions to save her family’s reputation,” the character description learn.
The Great has been created by Tony McNamara, who additionally serves as govt producer. The sequence additionally options Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.
Gillian Anderson most lately appeared within the fourth season of Netflix royal drama The Crown, during which she essayed the function of former British PM Margaret Thatcher. She received an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for her efficiency within the present.
The actor will subsequent reprise her function of intercourse therapist Jean within the third season of Netflix comedy Sex Education, and in addition characteristic in Showtime anthology The First Lady.