Encore: ‘The Great’ creator on swearing, sex and ‘fun’ violence in 1700s Russia

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“The Great” writer and executive producer, Tony McNamara attends the UK premiere of the film “The Favourite” at the BFI Southbank for the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 18, 2018. Photo by PA Images via Reuters.

As week three of the writer’s strike continues, other unions and guilds show solidarity while studios cut costs to see quarter stock increase. 

Plus, we revisit our long pre-strike conversation with Tony McNamara, whose viciously satirical series “The Great” has just returned for its third season on Hulu. McNamara talks about his fascination with Catherine the Great, working with Hulu, and how he transported a world he originally created for the theater stage to the small screen.