'The Romanoffs' trailer: Matthew Weiner's anthology series unfolds over three continents and seven countries
Matthew Weiner's new series 'The Romanoffs' will be shown every Friday on Amazon Video starting October 12
Amazon Prime's highly-anticipated contemporary anthology series 'The Romanoffs' is set to premiere on Amazon Video in October. Written, directed, produced by Matthew Weiner in what will be his first major undertaking since the critically-acclaimed 'Mad Men', the series has released its second teaser trailer. And, fortunately, it provides a little more insight than the first.
"3 Continents. 7 Countries. 8 Stories. 1 Family?" the trailer announces as audiences get the first look at the star-studded ensemble who will be featuring in the show. As it unspools, we get our first glimpses at many of the characters, each of whom claims to be a descendant of the Romanoffs, a Russian royal family whose members were executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 during the Russian Civil War. It's also a showcase of Weiner's acerbic wit and is riddled with offhanded jokes and meta references.
The series will feature eight separate stories about people who believe they are descendants of the Russian royal family and is constructed in such a way that each of the eight stories will take place in a new location with a new cast. Furthermore, it was shot on location in three different continents in collaboration with local productions and creative talent across Europe, the Americas, and the Far East.
"The Romanoffs is an ambitious event series that will be the first-ever anthology released weekly on Prime Video,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. "Filmed around the globe and featuring an incredible, star studded cast, each episode will be a surprise gift to the audience. We are grateful to Matthew Weiner for bringing this groundbreaking series to life for our Prime audience."
'The Romanoffs' will premiere every Friday on Amazon Video starting October 12 with the first two installments — 'The Violet Hour' starring Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Ines Melab, and Louise Bourgoin and 'The Royal We' starring Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishe, Janet Montgomery and Noah Wyle.
Semi Chellas (Mad Men) serves as executive producer/writer, with Kriss Turner Towner (The Bernie Mac Show), Blake McCormick (Mad Men) and Kathy Ciric (Z: The Beginning of Everything) acting as co-executive producers. Andre Jacquemetton (Mad Men) and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) act as consulting producers/writers.
Weiner has brought with him several of his trusted cast and crew from 'Mad Men' for the show. This includes Director of Photography Chris Manley, costume designer Janie Bryant, production designers Chris Brown and Henry Dunn, as well as hair and make-up heads Theraesa Rivers and Lana Horochowski.
The series will be available initially in the original version in over 200 countries and territories, with dubbed foreign language versions coming in early 2019.
Watch the new teaser trailer for 'The Romanoffs' below.