Streaming platform Hulu has made the surprising decision to cancel the satirical series "The Great" as reported by Deadline, without citing a specific reason for the move. The show's recently released third season, which premiered in May, will serve as its final installment.
Created by Tony McNamara, the mind behind the screenplay for "The Favourite" and the upcoming film by Yorgos Lanthimos, "Poor Unfortunates," the series centered around the historical figure of Catherine the Great. The project starred Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Douglas Hodge, and Gillian Anderson. Initially, the plan was to produce a total of six seasons.
Accumulating an impressive record, "The Great" secured seven Emmy nominations (with one win in the Costume category), six Golden Globe nominations, and two Writers Guild of America awards. Despite its accolades and critical acclaim, the unexpected cancellation has left both fans and industry insiders speculating about the underlying reasons behind the decision.