If you prefer your historical dramas with a bit of comedy mixed in then Hulu's latest original series The Great just might be for you. The satirical, comedic drama follows the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to Russia's longest reigning female ruler and we have all the details on how you can stream the new miniseries online from anywhere.
Elle Fanning stars as Catherine who has just arrived in Russia for her arranged marriage to Peter III of Russia who is played by Nicholas Hoult. While Catherine hopes for love and sunshine, instead she finds that her new husband isn't the man she pictured him to be. She then decides that killing Peter and taking the throne for herself may be her best course of action.
The Great is the latest creation from Tony McNamara the screenwriter of last year's award-winning film The Favorite. It originally started off as a stage play in Sydney, Australia back in 2008. Before partnering with Hulu, McNamara was having a hard time adapting The Great's story as it had already been both a play and a film.
While HBO's Catherine the Great took a more serious and accurate approach to retelling the story of the Russian empress, Hulu's The Great is a more contemporary show that wants you to forget everything you learned in history class.
Whether you're a fan of royalty or are just looking for something new to watch while stuck at home, we'll show you exactly how to watch the latest Hulu Original from wherever you are in the world.
The Great - Where and when?
Hulu's latest original series The Great will premiere on Friday, May 15. All 10 episodes of the new miniseries will be available to stream at once and each episode runs for 60 minutes.
Watch The Great from outside your country
We have all the details on how you can watch The Great in the U.S., UK and Australia further down in this guide. However, if you're currently traveling or live in a country without an official broadcast option you won't be able to watch the new miniseries.
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How to watch The Great in the U.S.
If you live in the US and have a Hulu subscription, you'll be able to watch all 10 episodes of episodes of The Great when the show is released on Friday, May 15. If you're not a subscriber yet, the streaming service is currently offering a 1-week free trial which should give you plenty of time to test out the service for yourself.
If you're considering signing up for Hulu, it's worth noting that there is also a Disney+ Bundle that gives you access to Hulu along with Disney+ and ESPN+ for just $12.99. If you just want to watch The Great on Hulu, then the service's Basic plan costs $5.99 per month while its ad-free Premium plan costs $11.99 per month. Alternatively, you can also sign up for Hulu with Live TV for $54.99 per month to watch the service's Hulu Originals along with 60 live TV channels.
Live stream The Great in the UK
Unfortunately UK viewers that want to watch The Great will have to wait an extra month as the show will be released on Starzplay on Thursday, June 18. The streaming service costs just £4.99 per month and allows you to stream on up to four devices simultaneously. However, if you'd rather watch The Great on TV, then you're in luck as Channel 4 will also show the miniseries for free though the network has not yet set an air date.
Watch The Great in Australia
If you want to watch The Great in Australia, then you can do so on the streaming service Stan on Saturday, May 16. The service offers three plans in the form of Stan Basic, Stan Standard and Stan Premium with the biggest difference between them being that you'll need the Premium plan for $17 per month to watch content in 4K. However, if watching The Great in 1080p is fine with you, then the Basic plan for $10 per month should suffice. Regardless of which plan you choose, Stan offers a 30 day free trial so you can test out the service for yourself.
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