Amazon Prime Video releases trailer for 'The Romanoffs'! One thing is clear - we don't know who is lying
There's still time for Amazon Prime's 'The Romanoffs' to makes it debut, but the trailer has us waiting eagerly for its release. The original anthology series is based on folks around the world, who believe that they are descendants of the Russian royal family. The trailer definitely sets the mood for the upcoming show with a montage of shots from different stories explored during the show.
It shows the obsession with being a royal and the emotional drama that comes along with it. It definitely jumps across time periods and even several countries but there's still one theme very prevalent in all - they all think and want to be the descendants of the Russian imperial family.
A bit of a history lesson; in 1918, the members of the Russian imperial family, the House of Romanov, were executed by a firing squad in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It happened during both the Russian Civil War and near the end of the First World War. At the time, they were all believed to be dead.
After the fire died down, a number of people came forward claiming to have survived the execution. They were all liars of course, as the skeletal remains of the Imperial family have since been recovered and identified through DNA testing. To this day, a number of people still falsely claim to be members of the Romanov family, often using false titles of nobility or royalty.
The trailer throws around a couple of important dialogues to give you a peek into what the show is really about. "There are so many people out there with your background. And I guess they’re proud, but they’re really f***ed up," a female character tells a man in what looks like the aftermath of a breakdown while another voiceover says, "You’d think that royal blood dilutes over time. But the poison survives."
Created, written, directed and executive produced by nine-time Emmy award winner Matthew Weiner, who was also the man behind 'Mad Men'. The show features eight separate stories and is set in seven countries around the globe. Shot across three continents - Europe, America, and the Far East, each story takes place in a new location with a new cast. The first episode, 'The Violet Hour' stars Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Ines Melab and Louise Bourgoin and the second story, 'The Royal We,' stars Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishe, Janet Montgomery and Noah Wyle.
'The Romanoffs' is set to premiere on Friday, October 12.
Watch the trailer here: