The story of Catherine the Great is coming to TV in epic fashion.
In the first trailer for the HBO miniseries, Oscar winner Helen Mirren stars as the infamous 18th-century Russian ruler.
“When I was young, I dreamed of freedom, I dreamed of breaking chains,” Mirren says in the trailer. “But as you get older your choices narrow. So instead I gave us an empire.”
The trailer gives glimpses of political drama, battle scenes, and more in telling Catherine the Great’s story.
“I will not share my throne with anyone,” she says.
The miniseries also stars Jason Clarke, Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear, and Richard Roxburgh.
“Catherine the Great” premieres on HBO this fall.