Helen Mirren to play 'Catherine the Great' in HBO series

ANI | Updated: Jan 26, 2018 17:41 IST

London [UK], January 26 (ANI): Dame Helen Mirren has added one more ruler to her CV - Catherine the Great.

According to the Independent, the veteran actress is all set for the title role of HBO and Sky's upcoming miniseries 'Catherine the Great'.

Talking about the role, Mirren said that she always wanted to play the iconic historical figure, and was attracted to the idea of playing such a powerful woman.

"I am very excited by the possibility of embodying a woman from history who grabbed and then wielded great power. She rewrote the rules of governance by a woman, and succeeded to the extent of having the word Great attached to her name - Catherine the Great", noted Mirren.

Written by Nigel Williams ('Elizabeth I,' 'Wodehouse in Exile') and directed by Philip Martin ('The Crown,' 'Mo,' 'Prime Suspect'), the miniseries looks at Catherine at the end of her reign and her affair with Grigory Potemkin.

Produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures, 'Catherine the Great' will air on HBO in the U.S. and Sky Atlantic in the U.K. and Europe. (ANI)