Amazon Prime’s new anthology series The Romanoffs will premiere on October 12, 2018. The streaming service will release the first two episodes on October 12 with new episodes arriving on the subsequent Fridays.
The Romanoffs was created by nine-time Emmy winner Matthew Weiner (Mad Men). Weiner wrote, directed, and executive produced the new original series which will spotlight the stories of eight people who claim to the among the descendants of the Romanoff family. Each story is set in a different location and will feature different casts.
The dramatic series was shot on location in three continents.
“The Romanoffs is an ambitious event series that will be the first-ever anthology released weekly on Prime Video,” stated 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 cast of episode one titled “The Violet Hour” includes Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Ines Melab, and Louise Bourgoin. Episode two, “The Royal We,” features Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishe, Janet Montgomery, and Noah Wyle.
Upcoming season one episodes will star Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Diane Lane (Unfaithful), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), John Slattery (Mad Men), Amanda Peet (Togetherness), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Andrew Rannells (Girls), Mike Doyle (Odd Mom Out), JJ Feild (TURN: Washington’s Spies), Paul Reiser (Red Oaks), Kathryn Hahn (Transparent), Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men), Ben Miles (Collateral), Mary Kay Place (Big Love), Griffin Dunne (Imposters), Cara Buono (Mad Men), Ron Livingston (The Conjuring), Jon Tenney (Hand of God), Clea DuVall (Veep), Radha Mitchell (Silent Hill), Hugh Skinner (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again), Juan Pablo Castañeda (The Debt of Maximillian), Emily Rudd (Electric Dreams), Adèle Anderson (Company Business), Annet Mahendru (The Americans), Louise Bourgoin (I Am a Soldier), Hera Hilmar (Two Birds), Michael O’Neill (Dallas Buyers Club), and David Sutcliffe (Gilmore Girls).
Semi Chellas (Mad Men) is on board as a writer and executive producer. Mad Men‘s Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton serve as consulting producers and writers.
Matt Weiner’s behind the scenes team includes Director of Photography Chris Manley, Costume Designers Janie Bryant and Wendy Chuck, Production Designers Chris Brown and Emmy winner Henry Dunn. Hair and make-up heads are Theraesa Rivers and Lana Horochowski. Emmy winners Carrie Audino and Laura Schiff, along with Kendra Shay Clark, make up the casting team.