When is The Romanoffs on Amazon Prime, who's in the cast with Christina Hendricks and what's the series about?

The show marks Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner's long-awaited return to television but when is on? And who is in the cast? Here's all you need to know…

When will The Romanoffs air?

This new series will air on Amazon Prime from October 12, 2018.

The eight-episode series will air weekly on Prime, starting with the first two instalments.

Each of the eight episodes will tell a separate story set in a different country, with no overlapping actors or plot points, only linked by a claim to the Romanoffs.

The series, which had a mega budget of £53 million, was filmed in Constanța, Romania earlier this year.

Who is in the cast of The Romanoffs?

The show has an all-star line-up which includes:

  • Christina Hendricks
  • Mike Doyle
  • Aaron Eckhart
  • JJ Feild
  • Jack Huston
  • Diane Lane
  • Janet Montgomery
  • Amanda Peet
  • Andrew Rannells
  • Paul Reiser
  • John Slattery
  • Corey Stoll
  • Noah Wyle
  • Jay R. Ferguson
  • Ben Miles
  • Griffin Dunne
  • Ron Livingston
  • Jon Tenney
  • Hugh Skinner

What is The Romanoffs about?

This brand new series is by Mad Men creator Mathew Weiner.

The Romanoffs is a contemporary series set around the globe, centring on separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family.

It is based on the legacy of the Romanov family – who were the last dynasty to rule Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917.

In July of 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their five children and remaining loyal servants were executed, a slaughter that has, over the years, inspired conspiracy theories, including the myth that Nicholas and Alexandra's daughter Anastasia survived the attack.

Weiner's unconventional spelling of the Russian surname reportedly reflects both the pronunciation and how it was spelt up until recently.

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