HELEN MIRREN TO RULE
While they're currently enjoying the success of their Roman era series Britannia, which has been sold in over 120 countries around the world, and while we're waiting for the second season of their epic saga Jamestown to start in two weeks, British Sky Atlantic has just commissioned a new historical series CATHERINE THE GREAT and they hired Helen Mirren to lead the cast as the legendary Russian empress who came to power by throwing down her insane husband and then went on to make Russia's territory bigger than it ever was before! There were recently two series over in Russia on her!
The four part saga about the 18th century monarch will start shooting later this year written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by Philip Martin (The Crown)! The story will depict Catherine at the end of her reign and her affair with Grigory Potemkin. HBO will air it in USA.
ATWOOD'S SF SAGA TO BE TURNED INTO A TV SERIES
|Paramount TV is producing the new series|