The Great: Season 2

The Great: Season 2

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Elle Fanning is Catherine the Great, Russia's longest-reigning female ruler, in this anti-historical satire series from the Oscar-nominated co-writer of The Favourite. Nicholas Hoult co-stars as the maniacal and somewhat idiotic Emperor Peter. More

In season two, Catherine finally takes the Russian throne for her own—but if she thought coup-ing her husband was difficult, it’s nothing compared to the realities of liberating a country that doesn’t want to be. She’ll battle her court, her team, even her own mother (Gillian Anderson) in a bid to bring the Enlightenment to Russia.

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Heads It's Me

Four months after she launched a coup against her husband,... More a pregnant Catherine is gaining the upper hand in her war against Peter. The fact that he is deeply in love with Catherine and their unborn child does little to dissuade her from taking his throne.



Catherine, Orlo and Velementov begin their rule of Russia and... More unexpected obstacles appear. Peter is on a journey of self-improvement under house arrest but convinces Catherine to let him attend her coronation and hand over his crown.


Alone at Last

Catherine’s grief over the loss of Leo during the coup... More finally catches up with her. Peter’s part in Leo’s death, and the discovery that he just murdered a noble, causes Catherine to lock Peter in his apartments with only his mummified mother for company.


The Devil's Lunch

The Ottoman Ambassador pays Catherine a visit as tensions between... More the regions run high. But Peter fights to win his allegiance and prove to the court he is more fun than Catherine, in an attempt to destabilize her by throwing a baby shower.


Animal Instincts

A crocodile roams the court, and Archie sends everyone into... More uproar by suggesting it might be an omen against Catherine’s leadership.


A Simple Jape

Catherine is frustrated by the lack of meaningful change in... More her rule of Russia so far. Seeking to shake the court out of its complacency, she plays a joke on them involving a serf to prove a point, but it gets wildly out of hand with tragic consequences.



Catherine’s team is falling apart and she begins doubting her... More reign when her mother comes to visit. She works hard to hide the realities of the court from her mother and puts on a science fair for which Russia must come up with the best invention.


Five Days

Elizabeth pronounces that Catherine’s baby will be born in 5... More days and the court begins preparations involving rituals for Peter and Catherine. Conflict with the Ottomans heightens, and Catherine tries to run the country while on forced bed rest.


Walnut Season

Catherine and Peter are co-parenting their newborn son, Paul, with... More the help of Elizabeth and trying to avoid their feelings for each other. When Paul goes missing, Peter and Catherine are driven together in their quest to find him.



Catherine makes a devastating discovery about Peter before traveling to... More the war front for a meeting with the Sultan. Peter considers his options now Catherine knows his secret and all parties come together for a final showdown at Marial’s wedding.

The Great: Season 2 | Reviews

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

A rewarding journey worth all the “huzzah”s.

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It is great in both size and quality -- ambitious, reckless, and always a joy.

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Catherine and Peter are both so finely, minutely drawn. Everyone else is bound to look a little underdeveloped by comparison.

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

In Season 2, The Great is as delightful as its characters are dysfunctional.

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The Great: Season 2 | Trailers

The Great: Season 2 | Release Details

The Great: Season 2 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Neon.