After three seasons, Hulu has terminated fan favorite The Great.
Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult appeared in the series. Tony McNamara created, wrote, and executive produced The Great, which revisited the life of Catherine the Great, Russia’s reigning monarch from 1762 to 1796. It used a unique lens to represent a renowned woman and her place in history.
The third season premiered on May 12 and followed Catherine (Fanning) and Nicholas (Hoult) as they worked on their marriage.
It’s unknown what prompted Netflix to terminate the sitcom, which has received great reviews and seven Emmy nominations since its debut in 2020. It received an Emmy for Outstanding Period Costumes in 2022, the same year Fanning and Hoult were nominated for their roles in the popular series. Fanning was also nominated for a SAG Award, a Critics Choice Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and two Golden Globes for her role as Catherine. If you want you can also read – The Must-Watch Movies of All Time: A List for Film Buffs
Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Bayo Gbadamosi, and Belinda Bromilow also appeared in The Great. Several significant characters were murdered off in the third season, which received the highest praise compared to the first two.
The season 3 ending wasn’t precisely a cliffhanger, as it ended with Catherine demonstrating significant progress as a ruler (and sporting a new hairstyle). She also likes to dance to AC/DC.
The Great was executive produced by Fanning, Hoult, Marian Macgowan, Mark Winemaker, Echo Lake’s Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff and Andrew Spaulding, and Thruline’s Ron West and Josh Kesselman, in addition to McNamara. Civic Center Media is producing the project in collaboration with MRC Television.