Hulu’s new comedy drama, ‘The Great’ has been one of the standout shows of the past month, with fans eager to know if the series will return for a second season.  

‘The Great’ is an American comedy miniseries loosely based on the rise of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia.

The season focuses on the early marriage between the Peter the third, Emperor of Russia and the young Catherine in 1762.

Elle Fanning (Catherine) and Nicholas Hoult (Emperor Peter) shine as the leads, having viewers in stiches with almost every interaction.

Season 1 of the satirical comedy-drama may have only just been released on Hulu, but fans are desperate to know if The Great will return for a second instalment.

The Great: Renewal status

It’s great news for fans of the historical comedy series, it has been renewed for a second season – Huzzah!

Let’s be honest, none of us are really surprised about this, The Great is easily one of the best shows of 2020. It’s not just me who thinks so, with the series holding a brilliant 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 75% on Metacritic.

The cast and crew were quick to voice their opinions on the possibility of a second season after the premiere back in May.

Speaking at The Critics Association winter tour, Executive producer Marian Macgowan said: “We initially pitched six seasons. So we believe there’s sufficient material to take us through until she [Catherine] is an old woman.”

“There is a possibility, and it is open to having a second season. We can’t say that, we don’t know, but I definitely know that Tony [McNamara, writer] is for sure thinking beyond [season one]. He has more stories.” – Elle Fanning.

The Great season 2: Release date

At the time of writing, there is no official release date set for seaosn 2 of The Great.

Although we speculate that the show could return in early-2021.

However, this is taken with a pinch of salt considering the global coronavirus pandemic delaying production on many large television shows.

The Great season 2: Storyline

Whilst there is no official information or leaks about the storyline for season 2, it’s safe to say that the plot will be a direct continuation from the season 1 finale.

Catherine has just decided to push forward with the coup, meaning we can imagine season 2 will follow her first few months adjusting to solo rule.

However, further afield, season 2 will likely revolve around class divide and Catherine’s image with the Russian people.

Macgowan told Decider: “I think if season 2, if we were to be so lucky, we would certainly explore that [class divide] more. Because she would become more active and therefore it would be more relevant.”

Season 1 of The Great is available to view right now on Hulu.

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