The Great viewers have hailed the present their first TV obsession of 2021, after the not-quite-accurate story of Catherine The Nice aired on Channel 4 on Sunday evening.
The comedy drama follows Catherine the Nice (Elle Fanning), within the first days of her marriage to the sex-mad, foul-mouthed emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult).
In addition to that includes a whole lot of nudity, the present focuses on the early years of Catherine’s reign, which lasted from 1762 till 1796.
The primary episode noticed Catherine make her manner within the Russian court docket, adapting to a brand new life with to the heavy-drinking, womanising ruler.
The primary episode already has folks hooked, with viewers taking to social media to reward the present.
They had been additionally fast to match the present to a different eccentric interval drama – 2018 movie The Favorite.
Elle Fanning as Catherine the Nice (Image: Channel 4)
‘Watching #thegreat and to date, it’s enjoyable, frothy, and daft. Excellent earlier than going again to work!’ one wrote.
‘I’m not solely getting The Favorite vibes from this, but in addition a sense this shall be my new must-see TV. Loving this already!’ one other mentioned.
In addition to Elle and Nicholas, The Musketeers actress Phoebe Fox stars as Marial, A Collection of Unlucky Occasions star Louis Hynes performs Vlad and Bohemian Rhapsody’s Gwilym Lee takes on the position of Grigor.
The Nice first aired on Hulu and Starz over the summer season within the US, and now it’s lastly making its manner onto UK tv. The opinions had been beneficial after the sequence got here out within the US, with the sequence at present holding an score of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Nice continues on Channel 4 at 9pm on Sunday.