The story of one of history's greatest women is brought to life in this upcoming Sky Original 'Catherine the Great'. Helen Mirren stars as the German-born Empress Catherine II, who married into a Russian imperial family and quickly ascended to the throne by means of a palace coup against her unpopular husband Peter III.

Catherine is surrounded by threats from those that see her rule as illegitimate with even her own son believing she is standing in the way of his reign. Everyone underestimates just how intelligent, resourceful and determined this Empress is but she soon proves them wrong.

Among all of this is Lieutenant Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), whose immediate chemistry with Catherine sparks one of the most extraordinary and combustible love stories ever told.