Watch the new trailer for Sky's new original drama, Catherine the Great


Politics, passion, and power are at play in the first look trailer from Sky original drama Catherine the Great.

Starring Helen Mirren alongside a stellar cast including Jason Clarke, Gina McKee and Rory Kinnear, the trailer provides a glimpse into world of one of the most powerful female monarchs in history and her passionate affair with general Grigory Potemkin.

Catherine and Potemkin’s story is one of obsessive love for each other and their country as they develop a unique and devoted relationship, overcoming their adversaries to build Russia’s reputation as one of the great European powers of the 18th Century.

Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I) and directed by Philip Martin (The Crown), Catherine the Great is produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures. It is the third commission from Sky and HBO’s high-end global drama partnership.

The series will air exclusively on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV this autumn.


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