Binge-worthy: 3 reasons to watch historical comedy The Great

The Great starring Elle Fanning. PHOTO: PARAMOUNT NETWORK
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The series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine the Great, who in the 18th century overthrew husband Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) to become Russia's longest-reigning female leader. Here are three reasons to watch the first season of this irreverent historical comedy.

The series was created by Tony McNamara, who co-wrote the acclaimed The Favourite (2018) - another black comedy set in the 1700s and based on the true story of female courtiers vying for the affections of England's Queen Anne.

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