Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s new show, The Romanoffs, is a massive, globe-sprawling, eight-part anthology series about people all over the world who think they are descended from Russia’s Romanoff family. Shot on three continents, each episode is a self-contained story, and HELL’S BELLS they’ve assembled quite a cast.
The show is coming to Amazon Prime one week at a time starting in October – it’s their first weekly anthology show. Here’s the trailer, which has everyone who has ever been in anything in it.
Any actor who isn’t in The Romanoffs must be livid, on the phone to their agent, spitting with rage. “Everyone in the film industry in in this – the guy from Coupling is in it! Noah Wyle from ER is in it! – and I’m not?”
The cast also includes veterans of shows like Girls, Six Feet Under and Boardwalk Empire. All in all, there’s – deep breath – Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild, Janet Montgomery, Paul Reiser, Noah Wyle, Kathryn Hahn, Kerry Bishé, Ben Miles, Mary Kay Place, Griffin Dunne, Ron Livingston, Jon Tenney, Clea DuVall, Radha Mitchell, Hugh Skinner, Juan Pablo Castañeda, Emily Rudd, Adèle Anderson, Annet Mahendru, Louise Bourgoin, Hera Hilmar, Inès Melab, Michael O’Neill and David Sutcliffe.
Weirdly the press release doesn’t mention Zach Galifianakis, which either means they forgot he was in it or this:
isn’t Zach Galifianakis. It clearly is though, surely? How do you forget Zach Galifianakis is in something? By having a cast of millions, obviously.
The Romanoffs is on Amazon Prime for eight weeks starting on October 12th.
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