Gillian Anderson joins season 2 of ‘The Great’!

Richard Phibbs

Mum’s been the word on much of season 2 of Hulu’s satirical, comedic drama, The Great. But now we seem to have at least word on the Mum! Catherine’s mother to be specific.

Hulu has revealed that the additionally great actress, Gillian Anderson, will make a two-episode appearance as Joanna, Catherine the Great (portrayed by Elle Fanning)’s mother.

Joanna is said to be described as: “a glamorous socialite from Germany, sometimes also known as the “maestro of marriage” for her abilities to arrange high profile partnerships for her daughters. She has heard rumors 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.”

A previous announcement of the upcoming season has been Elle Fanning teasing what to expect (when you’re expecting) for Catharine’s character in season two.

A release date has yet to be announced, but it will consist of ten episodes.

In the mean time, the first season of The Great can be streamed on Hulu.

Credit: Hulu Press Release