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Ekaterina: The Rise of Catherine the Great

The life of the Russian Empress Ekaterina II (Catherine the Great), a German born princess who came to Russia as a bride for the young Peter III, chosen by his aunt Elisabeth, and who, once she came into power, transformed the Russian empire.
IMDb 8.0201910 episodes
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    October 20, 2019
    55min
    13+
    The 35 year old, unmarried Czarina Elizaveta is unlikely to produce an heir. A German princess arrives as a potential wife for the prince, which would provide a new heir. There is much intrigue, including attempts on the princess' life.
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  2. S1 E2 - Episode 2
    November 24, 2014
    1 h 2 min
    13+
    Friederike becomes more and more accustomed to life in the palace. She spends as much time as she can getting to know her fiancé, Pyotr, and trying to win his favor. Some members of the court are displeased with her and try to take matters into their own hands.
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  3. S1 E3 - Episode 3
    November 24, 2014
    41min
    13+
    After receiving her new name, Ekaterina is baptised and prepares for her wedding to Pyotr. Little does she know, her mother's affairs begin to jeopardize her chances of remaining safe and prosperous in Russia.
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  4. S1 E4 - Episode 4
    November 24, 2014
    42min
    13+
    After the wedding, Pyotr remains distant from Ekaterina. He comes to believe that by conceiving a child, they would no longer be of use to Queen Elizabeth and would then be cast aside. Pyotr falls ill, sending him into a bitter spiral for his life.
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  5. S1 E5 - Episode 5
    November 24, 2014
    41min
    16+
    After his recovery, Pyotr continues to distance himself from Ekaterina. As they grow more and more apart, Elizaveta loses hope of getting an heir to the throne. To assure Ekaterina gives birth to an heir, Elizaveta conspires with Prince Saltykov.
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  6. S1 E6 - Episode 6
    November 24, 2014
    42min
    13+
    After the birth of her son, Ekaterina discovers that Pyotr's premonitions are coming true. Elizaveta decides to take their baby and raise him. Ekaterina is forced to watch her child grow from afar.
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  7. S1 E7 - Episode 7
    November 24, 2014
    42min
    16+
    Ekaterina cares less and less about Elizaveta's opinion of her, flaunting her affairs and misdemeanors. Despite their mutual distaste, she and Pyotr begin to conspire, knowing that the Elizaveta has fallen ill.
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  8. S1 E8 - Episode 8
    November 24, 2014
    42min
    16+
    Elizaveta recovers, putting Ekaterina and Pyotr's plan on hold. Pyotr begins to fall in love with a handmaiden and Ekaterina grows closer to Gregory Orlov, a brave soldier in the Russian army.
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  9. S1 E9 - Episode 9
    November 24, 2014
    40min
    13+
    Elizaveta has fallen ill, yet again. Pyotr is in line to succeed her at last. But his rise to power has driven his distaste for Ekaterina into pure hatred. Russians at large have begun to see him as an unfit ruler, which unrest to spread throughout the kingdom.
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  10. S1 E10 - Episode 10
    November 24, 2014
    37min
    13+
    Ekaterina sees a fatal weakness in Pyotr. She seizes her opportunity, and with the help of Gregory Orlov, begins a daring effort to take control of the throne.
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Content advisory
Nudityviolencealcohol usesmokingfoul languagesexual content
Audio languages
Русский
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Aleksandr BaranovRamil Sabitov
Producers
Aleksandr AkopovTatyana BelichenkoLiliya CheksterEkaterina EfanovaAleksey KublitskiyAleksandra ShakhnazarovaNatalia ShneiderovaAnton Zlatopolskiy
Starring
Marina AleksandrovaAleksandr YatsenkoRinal Mukhametov
Studio
Janson Media
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