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‘The Great’ Emmy interviews: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, showrunner Tony McNamara and more [Watch]

‘The Great’ Emmy interviews: Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, showrunner Tony McNamara and more [Watch]

Hulu‘s “The Great” premiered its entire 10-episode season on May 15, 2020, recounting the early years of Russia’s Catherine the Great (played by Elle Fanning) when she married the brutish Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) and plotted to bring revolutionary change to the country. It’s an unconventional take on world history described by the show itself as an “occasionally true story.” Will the Emmys appreciate its comedic skew? Scroll down for our exclusive video interviews with top Emmy contenders from the show.

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The series was created by Tony McNamara, who knows a thing or two about the absurdity of monarchs. He was one of the Oscar-nominated co-writers of “The Favourite,” which told a similarly offbeat story of Queen Anne of Great Britain (Olivia Colman) as two women in her life (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz) vied

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