The Great to film full series in the UK

Elle FanningA full series run of The Great starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult is due to begin filming for Hulu in the UK later this year. 

Produced by LA-based MRC (Media Rights Capital), the period drama is described by Hulu as “a genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th Century Russia following the wildly comic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.”

Creator and writer Tony McNamara executive produces alongside Fanning.
The commission follows a pilot that also filmed in the UK last year.

Hulu also used the UK for its TV reboot of Four Weddings and a Funeral, that began shooting in November last year.

Also for delivery to the SVOD – and C4 – is Jack Thorne’s The Light, currently filming in Wales starring Sarah Lancashire, Joanna Scanlan, Sidse Babett Knudsen and Mark Lewis Jones. 

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Photo: Getty Images/German Select/Gisela Schober. 


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