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The Great: Season 2 (2021)




Critic Consensus: The Great continues its revisionist reign stronger than before thanks to its addictive wit and marvelous cast -- huzzah!


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In season two of "The Great," 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 (played by guest star Gillian Anderson) in a bid to bring the Enlightenment to Russia. Meanwhile, she'll also battle her heart as Peter slowly transitions from a much-hated husband to a prisoner? Ally? Lover? Ultimately, Catherine will learn that to change a country, you must let it change you, that there is a fine line between idealism and delusion, and that becoming "Great" will ask more of her than she could have imagined.


Elle Fanning
as Catherine
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Critic Reviews for The Great: Season 2

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (10)

There's a whole cast of people you get comfortable with. it works, just not at that top level.

November 23, 2021 | Full Review…

From Tony McNamara, the co-writer of The Favourite, it's as bawdy, profane, and thoroughly enjoyable as ever.

November 23, 2021 | Full Review…

It's a place of elegance and rot and backstabbing and -- if all goes to plan -- maybe even a little hope. Keeping all these things constantly front of mind and close to heart is what makes The Great worth returning to again and again.

November 19, 2021 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

It's zany, hilarious, and at times, feels like an elaborate and ambitious workplace sitcom. In short, The Great was the show I was most eager to hit play on in 2021. Here's to creator and head writer Tony McNamara - huzzah!

December 30, 2021 | Full Review…

The thing about The Great is that it's so delicious. It's so decadent. It's so naughty.

December 28, 2021 | Full Review…

Clever, irreverent, and touching, Season 2 establishes The Great as one of the best comedies on television right now. It strikes a perfect balance between humor and heartbreak -- a masterful feat.

December 15, 2021 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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