Cast and crew of 'The Romanoffs' turn show's launch party into a star-studded affair

'The Romanoffs' come from the nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner, who explores the story of people around the world who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family.


                            Cast and crew of 'The Romanoffs' turn show's launch party into a star-studded affair

On October 11, Amazon Prime Video hosted the debut of the highly anticipated global anthology series, 'The Romanoffs,' and the internationally renowned cast traveled from all over the world to celebrate the launch party in New York City.

'The Romanoffs' come from the nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner, who was also behind 'Mad Men.'  Part of the international cast who attended the event included Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Amanda Peet, Jack Huston, Corey Stoll, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild, Janet Montgomery, Paul Reiser, Marthe Keller, Kerry Bishé, Griffin Dunne, Cara Buono, Jon Tenney, Radha Mitchell, Juan Pablo Castañeda, Annet Mahendru and Inès Melab, who were joined by series creator, writer, director and executive producer Matthew Weiner. The NYC premiere event began with a screening at The Directors Guild of America Theater, followed by an after-party at the iconic Russian Tea Room.

Top L-R: Jack Huston, JJ Feild, Radha Mitchell, Juan Pablo Castaneda, Diane Lane, Griffin Dunne, Ines Melab, Jon Tenney, Amanda Peet, Aaron Eckhart, Cory Stoll, Cara Buono, Kerry Bishe, James Naughton, Marthe Keller, Paul Reiser and Janet Montgomery. Bottom L-R: Mike Doyle, Annet Mahendru and Writer, Executive Producer and Director Matthew Weiner celebrate the series premiere of “The Romanoffs” on Amazon Prime Video at the Russian Tea Room on October 11, 2018 in New York City. Photo Credit: Todd Williamson
Top L-R: Jack Huston, JJ Feild, Radha Mitchell, Juan Pablo Castaneda, Diane Lane, Griffin Dunne, Ines Melab, Jon Tenney, Amanda Peet, Aaron Eckhart, Cory Stoll, Cara Buono, Kerry Bishe, James Naughton, Marthe Keller, Paul Reiser and Janet Montgomery. Bottom L-R: Mike Doyle, Annet Mahendru and Writer, Executive Producer and Director Matthew Weiner celebrate the series premiere of “The Romanoffs” on Amazon Prime Video at the Russian Tea Room on October 11, 2018 in New York City. Photo Credit: Todd Williamson

The evening kickstarted with a special screening of the first installment of 'The Romanoffs, 'The Violet Hour,' which was introduced by Weiner who then went on to praise the series’ writers, producers, production designers, composers, and cast. 

“I would like to make a reference to the fairy dust – this collection of actors who you will see. The strangest thing is we shot these all over the world, this is a truly global TV show. I’m so grateful to share this experience with you all and so grateful that we had to have this experience together and that we got to travel the world together and have so much fun together, and that we got to do something as pretentious as tell a story we wanted to tell and the way we wanted to tell it,” said Weiner. “You’re going to be told a story with incredible actors that we made all over the world with a lot of effort to keep you entertained.”

 

Following the screening, it was a sea of red and black as the guests trickled into the iconic restaurant, The Russian Tea Room, for an after party which included ice sculptures, a Russian Vodka and caviar bar, and chocolate Faberge eggs (every guest was given on their way out), and of course lots of dancing. Also partaking in the celebration were David Chase, David Krumholtz and Celia Weston.

'The Romanoffs' premiered on Friday, October 12.