HELEN MIRREN AND JASON CLARKE STAR IN THE FOUR-PART HBO LIMITED SERIES, CATHERINE THE GREAT, PREMIERING 22 OCTOBER

PHILIPPINES, 27 SEPTEMBER 2019 – HBO presents, in association with Sky, the four-part limited series CATHERINE THE GREAT, premieres same time as the U.S. on Tuesday 22 October at 10am (11am from 5 November) exclusively on HBO. The episode encores on the same day at 10pm (11pm from 5 November) on HBO.

Oscar®-winner Helen Mirren stars in HBO’s latest historical drama, CATHERINE THE GREAT, as the tumultuous monarch and politician who ruled the Russian empire and transformed its place in the world in the 18th century. Over the course of four one-hour parts, the enthralling limited series charts Catherine’s reign as the intelligent, resourceful and utterly determined Empress who fights off threats to her crown, wages war with the Ottoman Empire and expands Russia’s borders as far as the Black Sea and Crimea, turning the nation into a great global power. But more than a political success story against all odds, CATHERINE THE GREATis a sweeping epic that follows the love affair between Catherine and Russian military leader Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), the most extraordinary woman and man of their age, who formed a singular and powerful relationship that helped shape the future of Russian politics.

Upcoming episodes:

“Episode 1”

Debut date: TUESDAY, 22 OCT 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Russian Empress Catherine the Great (Helen Mirren) faces challenges to her throne on all sides, as she meets the forthright and bold Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke).

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

“Episode 2”

Debut date: TUESDAY, 29 OCT 10:00-11:00 a.m.

A victorious Potemkin (Jason Clarke) returns from war to find Catherine (Helen Mirren) preoccupied, leading the two to speak candidly about their pasts and future, while a Cossack stirs discontent among peasants in the countryside.

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

“Episode 3”

Debut date: TUESDAY, 5 NOV 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Catherine (Helen Mirren) and Potemkin (Jason Clarke) experience growing pains in their relationship, as Potemkin’s push for expansion puts him at odds with Panin (Rory Kinnear).

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

“Episode 4” (Series finale)

Debut date: TUESDAY, 12 NOV 11:00-12:00 p.m.

Pressure from foreign powers leads to a bitter argument between Catherine (Helen Mirren) and an ailing Potemkin (Jason Clarke). Catherine works to change the line of succession as her reign draws to an end.

Written by Nigel Williams; directed by Philip Martin.

CATHERINE THE GREAT IS directed by Philip Martin; written by Nigel Williams; executive producers, Helen Mirren, Philip Martin, David Thompson for Origin Pictures and Charlie Pattinson and Christine Healy for New Pictures.

Watch the trailer here.

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