Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult both received nominated for an Emmy for their work in the period drama comedy in 2022.
After three seasons, Hulu has decided to pull the plug on its historical drama series The Great.
The announcement was made almost three and a half months after the premiere of the show’s third (and now last) season, which was a binge release in May. The connection between the Russian Empress Catherine II and Emperor Peter III in the 18th century is examined in this historical drama television series, which stars Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult.
Throughout the course of the show’s life, it was nominated for seven Emmys, and it ultimately took home the trophy for best historical costumes in its last year. Also nominated for acting were Fanning and Hoult in 2022, as well as series creator Tony McNamara and director Matt Shakman for their work on the pilot episode of the series in 2020, which garnered them accolades for writing and directing respectively.
The Great was also a fan favorite among critics, as seen by the nearly unanimously favorable reviews received across all three of the show’s seasons. However, it is unknown how many people watched it because Hulu, along with the majority of other streaming services, does not publish a lot of watching data, and season three did not make it onto the list of the top 10 original streaming series compiled by Nielsen.
In addition to Fanning and Hoult, the cast of The Great’s third season also includes Phoebe Fox, Sacha Dhawan, Charity Wakefield, Gwilym Lee, Adam Godley, Douglas Hodge, Belinda Bromilow, Bayo Gbadamosi, Florence Keith-Roach, and Freddie Fox. Grace Molony also appears in the show. McNamara served as an executive producer on the project, along with Fanning, Hoult, Marian Macgowan, Mark Winemaker, Brittany Kahan Ward, Doug Mankoff, and Andrew Spaulding from Echo Lake, and Ron West and Josh Kesselman from Thruline Entertainment.