Actors have had 'too many brilliant moments on and off screen' on the show.
- The Great was canceled this summer despite being a successful Hulu show.
- The series' stars are heartbroken about its ending all these months after.
- The show's popularity might lead to the emergence of many more historical comedies on TV.
Upon The Great's premiere three and a half years ago, many people were startled by the emerging series. Loosely based on the life of Catherine the Great, a(n in)famous Russian empress of the eighteenth century, the show perplexed many viewers with its historical premise blended with frivolous humor. Yet, TG proved to be a hit and rapidly won over the audience.
As a result, Hulu's satirical comedy-drama was quickly renewed for a second season, which premiered in the fall of 2021. Finally, the third and final installment of the show was released this year, as the streaming service canceled it over the summer, meaning there will be no more new episodes of The Great. As much as viewers are heartbroken to say goodbye to the fan-favorite comedy, the grief of the show's cast cannot be matched.
Dealing with the Aftershock of The Great's Cancellation
It's been almost three months since the news of The Great's cancellation broke, but fans still can't seem to get over it. The show, which followed Empress Catherine through her life of court intrigue and personal drama, managed to attract a loyal audience that appreciated its light-hearted, if historically inaccurate, portrayal of this period of Russian history.
As a result, The Great was a lot of fun to watch. But it was even more exciting to film, which is perhaps why the show's stars have said they miss the series.
'Scrolling down memory lane… I haven't been able to properly share my thoughts after the news of The Great's cancellation. This show has meant the world to me. The experiences shared. The memories I'll never forget,' Elle Fanning who portrayed Catherine the Great wrote on her Instagram.
The Great's Impact
Now that the Hulu show is over, we expect many new period comedies to emerge. They don't even have to be satirical like The Great to be successful, as it left an indelible mark on television history and proved that audiences are hungry for more content of the ilk.
Moreover, The Great has also had an effect on the cast's lives.
'The last 3 seasons have shaped me. Through playing Catherine I discovered parts of myself I didn't know I had. I love every crew member and cast member deeply. And although I won't get to lace up my corset one last time, I am forever proud of what we accomplished together,' Fanning continued.
So, we are indeed looking forward to any premieres of this kind.