Quinn will play the role of Catherine’s son and heir, Prince Paul.
Oscar-winner Mirren will star as the iconic 18th Century Russian monarch who ruled for 30 years. Written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth) and directed by Philip Martin (The Crown), the four-parter looks at Catherine at the end of her reign and her affair with Grigory Potemkin, who will be played by Zero Dark Thirty star Jason Clarke. Mirren and Clarke are the only cast reported before today.
Produced by Origin Pictures and New Pictures, the show will air on HBO in the U.S. and Sky Atlantic in the U.K. and Europe. The drama will be Mirren’s first major TV role for more than a decade. Filming