‘The Romanoffs’ is an American anthology drama television series that airs on Amazon Video. The show first premiered on October 12, 2018. It has been created, written, directed, and produced by Matthew Weiner. who is known for ‘Mad Men’ and for his work on ‘The Sopranos‘. The series boasts of a talented ensemble cast and is set all around the globe. It focuses on different stories from people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian Royal Family.
The series is an ambitious one as the cast, budget and international filming locations prove. However, this is part of the allure, and fans have flocked to the show. Critics have, however, been reserved in their praise, saying, “Matthew Weiner’s return to television is as handsomely made as it is ambitious and sprawling – unfortunately, it’s also fatally indulgent, asking for the utmost patience from audiences without a compelling incentive”.
The Romanoffs Cast: Who is in it?
As already mentioned above, the cast looks to be the best ever ensemble ever put together. The presence of Isabelle Huppert is what makes this whole endeavor so special. It is a modern-day travesty that the French legend hasn’t won an Oscar yet. She got her first nomination the last year for ‘Elle’. Still, her significance to cinema remains intact and her attachment to the project simply gives us butterflies. This will be the first time we’ll be seeing her on an American web series. But other names on the roll aren’t less impressive either.
Ex-‘Mad Men’ stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, Jack Huston, of ‘American Hustle‘ and ‘Boardwalk Empire‘ fame, and Aaron Eckhart, famous for his role as Harvey Dent or Two-Face in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight‘ trilogy, all feature in the first season. There are several other characters since the cast of each episode is different.
In the upcoming season, we fully expect to see a host of new talent, in the eventuality that the show does get renewed.