Axed: The Great

Period drama created by Aussie Tony McNamara, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, ends at 3 seasons.

Period dramedy The Great, starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult, has been axed after three seasons.

Loosely based on Catherine The Great’s rise to power, the series was created by Australian screenwriter Tony McNamara.

Originally billed as “an occasionally true story” before adjusting it’s historical note to “an almost entirely untrue story,” it took a satirical look at the life of Russia’s longest-reigning female ruler.

Fanning and Hoult played the couple, whose relationship took fascinating turns each and every season as Catherine alternated between love and a desire to murder her husband and seize control of the country.

The third season featured Australia’s own Belinda Bromilow along with Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, and Bayo Gbadamosi.

McNamara previously spoke of ambitions for more, saying “I think yesterday I was reading some things and I thought ‘that’d be cool for season 4.’… I feel like I’m interested and I’m excited about what it is — what is this iteration of the show, which was always kind of one we were heading towards.”

Representatives declined to comment.

The series screened in Australia on Stan.

Source: Yahoo

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