WATCH: Trailer for Hulu’s The Great

The Great HuluHulu has released the trailer for its upcoming historical comedy about the rise of Catherine the Great.

Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult star in a ten-episode series that puts a new spin on history from the writer of The FavouriteFrom the looks of the short clip, the series boasts of lavish production value from luxurious sets to elaborate costumes and not to mention an all-star cast as well.

This is the latest television adaptation of the life of the legendary Russian monarch after Helen Mirren portrayed her in the HBO miniseries Catherine the Great which aired last year. Fanning looks up to the task and she will be portraying the queen in an earlier stage of her life so comparisons between her performance and Mirren’s will be unnecessary. And given the comedic treatment of the Hulu series, it will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Here is the official synopsis of the series:

The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning female ruler in Russia’s history. Season One is a fictionalized, fun and anachronistic story of an idealistic, romantic young girl, who arrives in Russia for an arranged marriage to the mercurial Emperor Peter. Hoping for love and sunshine, she 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 onside. A very modern story about the past which encompasses the many roles she played over her lifetime as lover, teacher, ruler, friend, and fighter. Incorporating historical facts occasionally, the series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi and Belinda Bromilow.”

All ten episodes of The Great will premiere on Hulu on May 15.

Check out the trailer below: