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Great, The - Season 2

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The Great
The Great S2 Poster.jpg
Season 2 Poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel Hulu
Creator Tony McNamara
Genre Comedy
Historical
Broadcast 2021
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 10
Main Cast
Character Actor
Catherine the Great Elle Fanning
Peter III / Pugachev Nicholas Hoult
Marial Phoebe Fox
Count Orlo Sacha Dhawan
Countess Georgina Dymova Charity Wakefield
Count Grigor Dymov Gwilym Lee
Archbishop "Archie" Adam Godley
General Velementov Douglas Hodge



The Great is a British-American comedy "anti-historical" (as it is described by the releaser) TV series about the Russian Empress Catherine the Great. The series stars Elle Fanning as Empress Catherine II and Nicholas Hoult as Emperor Peter III.

Season 1 was released on Hulu streaming platform on May 15, 2020, and Season 2 on November 19, 2021. In January 2022, the third season was announced.

The following weapons were used in Season 2 of the television series The Great:



Pistols

A large number of various Flintlock Pistols are used throughout the series. In most cases the exact model can be identified. Of course, the screen guns are modern replicas, many of those by Pedersoli. It should be noted that the majority of pistols used is of British or French origin which is historically inaccurate. For the Russian setting in this period, Russian or Germanic pistols would be more fitting.

British Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Pistol

General Velementov (Douglas Hodge) and Count Grigor Dymov (Gwilym Lee) hold British Heavy Dragoon Flintlock Pistols during the storming of Peter's chambers in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01). A highwayman (Tarik Badwan; credited as Bandit #2) holds a Heavy Dragoon pistol in "Walnut Season" (S02E09).

British Heavy Dragoon Pistol - .62 caliber
Velementov dual-wields a British Heavy Dragoon pistol and a French Model An XIII pistol in "Heads It’s Me".
Dymov holds a pair of Heavy Dragoon pistols.
Dymov fires at Catherine's soldiers.
Velementov (at the left) holds a Heavy Dragoon pistol when Catherine and her escort encounter with Peter's double Pugachev in the hallway.
Velementov's pistol is seen better on a promotional image that shows same scene.
The bandit holds a Heavy Dragoon pistol during the robbery of the Empress' carriage in "Walnut Season". Next to him the highwaywoman Manya holds a Paget flintlock cavalry carbine.
Tatyana (Florence Keith-Roach) hides several pistols below the table in "Wedding" (S02E10). The pistol that is seen in her hands is supposed to be a Heavy Dragoon.
The barrel of this pistol is seen partially.
The grip of a pistol, hidden below the table, is seen. This is supposedly a Heavy Dragoon model.

Ketland Flintlock Trade Pistol

Colonel Svenska (Blake Harrison), the commander of the troops, loyal to Peter, holds a British Ketland Flintlock Trade Pistol during the storming of Peter's chambers in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01). Grigor Dymov (Gwilym Lee) holds a Ketland pistol during the rabbit hunt in "Animal Instincts" (S02E05) and during the confrontation with Orlo in "A Simple Jape" (S02E06). The Ketland pistol is anachronistic as these were made in the late 18th - early 19th century and were probably derived from the Pattern 1796 Flintlock Pistol.

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Colonel Svenska loads his pistol. The powder flask is seen in his left hand.
Svenska stands over Velementov.
Dymov (at the right) holds a Ketland pistol in "Animal Instincts".
Dymov's pistol is seen at the right.
Dymov aims a Ketland pistol at Orlo in "A Simple Jape". Next to him Arcady holds a replica of Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol with brass barrel.
Dymov holds his pistol during the riot of the palace servants. Note the ramrod and its holders shaped exactly like Ketland pistol replicas.
Two men of nobleman Tarzinsky carry pistols in "Dickhead" (S02E02).
Both draw and aim their guns. The grips, the frames, barrels and ramrods of these pistols look like the English pistol used by Dymov.

British Tower Sea Service Pistol

In the opening scene in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01) that recalls the events of the final of Season 1, Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) holds a Tower Sea Service Pistol. Peter also holds a pair of Sea Service pistols in "A Simple Jape" (S02E06).

Tower Sea Service Pistol used by the Royal Navy
Peter III (at the right) holds a Sea Service pistol during the hunt in the flashback scene in "Heads It’s Me". Next to him Leo Voronsky holds a Model 1763/66 pistol.
A Life Guards officer holds a Sea Service pistol during the chase after escaped Peter in "Heads It’s Me".
Peter holds a pair of Sea Service pistols during the riot of the palace servants in "A Simple Jape". Next to him Dymov holds a Light Dragoon pistol.
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Another view of Peter's pistols in the same scene.

French Charleville Model 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock Pistol

Grigor Dymov (Gwilym Lee) holds an anachronistic Charleville Model 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock Pistol during the ambush on the carriage of a European scientist in "Stapler" (S02E07).

French Charleville Model 1777 Cavalry Officer Flintlock- .69 cal
Dymov aims his pistol.

French Model 1763/66 Flintlock Pistol

In the opening scene in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01) that recalls the events of the final of Season 1, Leo Voronsky (Sebastian De Souza) holds an anachronistic French Model 1763/66 Flintlock Pistol.

French Model An IX Cavalry Flintlock Pistol - .69 cal. The Model 1763/66 is a direct predecessor for An IX and looks similar except it's slightly longer.
Leo Voronsky (at the left) holds a Model 1763/66 pistol during the hunt. The pistol has steel furniture that was used on some versions of Mle 1763/66 but never on An IX. Next to him Peter III holds a Tower Sea Service Pistol.
Another view of Leo's pistol.

French Model An IX Cavalry Flintlock Pistol

Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) holds an anachronistic, Napoleonic era French Model An IX Cavalry Flintlock Pistol in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01) and "Wedding" (S02E10). Marial (Phoebe Fox), Catherine's confidante, obtains an An IX pistol from a Life Guards officer in "A Simple Jape" (S02E06). While similar to Mle 1763/66, the An IX is shorter, has a more curved grip and simplified muzzle cap.

French Model An IX Cavalry Flintlock Pistol - .69 cal
Peter aims the pistol at the court physician Dr. Vinodel in "Heads It’s Me".
A perfect close-up of the pistol.
The grip is seen. It is more curved than on Mle 1763/66 pistol.
Peter holds his pistol at Catherine's head.
Marial obtains an An IX pistol from an officer in "A Simple Jape".
Marial holds the pistol.
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She fires at Antonia Svenska, the widow of Col. Svenska.

French Model An XIII Cavalry Flintlock Pistol

General Velementov (Douglas Hodge) carries an anachronistic, Napoleonic era a Saint Etienne Model An XIII Cavalry Pistol throughtout the series. Tatyana (Florence Keith-Roach), the wife of Count Arkady, holds an An XIII pistol during the hunt in "Animal Instincts" (S02E05). What appears to be an An XIII pistol is seen in hands of Peter's double Pugachev (Nicholas Hoult) in "Stapler" (S06E07). The screen guns are probably replicas by Pedersoli.

Saint Etienne 1810 Model An XIII Cavalry Pistol - .69 cal. Replica by Pedersoli.
Velementov dual-wields a British Heavy Dragoon pistol and a French Model An XIII pistol during the storming of Peter's chambers in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01).
A good view of Velementov's pistol.
Velementov pours gunpowder from a powder flask into the barrel of his pistol.
Velementov simulates a heart stroke and drops his pistol. Note that the ramrod is missing.
The pistol falls. The ramrod is now back on place.
Velementov shoots through his sleeve to simulate that he was attacked in "Dickhead" (S02E02).
The pistol fires.
Velementov aims his pistol at Peter who secretly left the palace in "Alone at Last" (S02E03).
Tatyana holds an An XIII pistol in "Animal Instincts". Next to her Arkady holds a replica of Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol with brass barrel.
Tatyana holds her An XIII pistol and her husband's Queen Anne pistol.
Pugachev holds an An XIII pistol during the ambush on the carriage of a European scientist in "Stapler". The ramrod is missing.
Another view of Pugachev's pistol.
Velementov holds his pistol in "Wedding" (S02E10).

Prussian Dragoon 1731 Flintlock Pistol (replica)

During the storming of Peter's chambers in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01), Grigor Dymov (Gwilym Lee) holds a long flintlock pistol that is supposed to be a Prussian Potzdam Dragoon 1731 model, already seen in Season 1. Peter III (Nicholas Hoult) holds a pair of long flintlock pistols with brass decorations during the rabbit hunt in "Animal Instincts" (S02E05). These guns are non-firing replicas, called "Prussian M-1780 Flintlock Horse Pistol" (the manufacturer isn't found yet). The replica is inspired by such pistols as Potzdam Dragoon 1731, but no real 1780 model is known. A pair of such decorated pistols could be considered a gift to Peter from Fredrick II of Prussia (omitting the 1780 year in the name of the model, of course).

Authentic Prussian Dragoon 1731 Flintlock Pistol for comparison
"Prussian M-1780 Flintlock Horse Pistol" non-firing replica which appears to be a misnamed replica of the M1731 shown above
One of Dymov's pistols seems to be a Prussian Dragoon 1731.
Peter holds a pair of pistols during the rabbit hunt in "Animal Instincts" (S02E05).
Peter, holding a pair of pistols, in the company of his supporters.
The barrels of Peter's pistols are seen.
A close-up of Peter's pistols.
Judging by the shape and furniture of the grip, one of the pistols, hidden below the table in "Wedding" (S02E10), may be the same "Prussian 1780" replica.

Hadley of London 1760 Flintlock Pistol (replica)

What appears to be some kind of a replica of Hadley of London 1760 Flintlock Pistol is used by General Velementov in a flashback scene in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01).

"1830" marked flintlock pistol non-firing replica by unknown Spanish manufacturer. Most likely Denix. It appears to be one of the many "Hadley of London 1760 Flintlock Pistol" replicas.
In the opening scene in "Heads It’s Me" that recalls the events of the final of Season 1, General Velementov (Douglas Hodge) holds a Hadley of London 1760 pistol.

Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol

Count Orlo (Sacha Dhawan) holds a Queen Anne Flintlock Pistol in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01). A Queen Anne Pistol with brass barrel and furniture (a replica by Pedersoli) is used by Count Arkady (Bayo Gbadamosi) during the hunt in "Animal Instincts" (S02E05), and during the confrontation with Orlo in "A Simple Jape" (S02E06). Arkady's wife Tatyana (Florence Keith-Roach) also holds the same pistol in "Animal Instincts". The same "brass" replica is seen in hands of Aunt Elizabeth (Belinda Bromilow) in "Wedding" (S02E10).

English "Queen Anne" breech-loading pistol with detachable barrel
Queen Anne Pistol "Brass" replica by Pedersoli - .50 caliber
Orlo holds his pistol during the storming of Peter's palace chambers in "Heads It’s Me". Most likely this pistol is also a replica by Pedersoli.
Orlo is casually swinging the pistol in his hand.
Orlo (at the right) holds a Queen Anne pistol when Catherine and her escort encounter with Peter's double Pugachev in the hallway.
Arkady holds a replica of Queen Anne pistol with brass barrel in "Animal Instincts". Next to him Tatyana holds a Saint Etienne Model An XIII Cavalry Pistol.
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Tatyana holds her An XIII pistol and her husband's Queen Anne pistol.
A courtier fires a standard Queen Anne pistol at a drugged crocodile in "Animal Instincts".
Arkady aims his pistol at Orlo in "A Simple Jape".
A good view of Arkady's pistol.
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Aunt Elizabeth (Belinda Bromilow) holds a "brass" pistol in "Wedding".

Oriental Flintlock Pistol

The Ottoman Sultan (Billy Postlethwaite) carries a Flintlock Pistol in Oriental style in "Wedding" (S02E10).

For reference: Turkish Flintlock Pistol.
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The Sultan carries the pistol tucked into his belt together with several daggers.

Unidentified Flintlock Pistols

Several Flintlock Pistols of unclear models are used in various scenes.

In the opening scene in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01) that recalls the events of the final of Season 1, Count Arkady (Bayo Gbadamosi) fires at Leo Voronsky.
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Tatyana (Florence Keith-Roach) hides several pistols below the table in "Wedding". The shape of the grip of a pistol in her hands resembles several flintlock pistols like New Land Pattern or East India Company Pattern but all such pistols have metal heel on the grip, while the screen gun lacks it.

Long Guns

Charleville Flintlock Musket

Russian soldiers are armed with French Charleville Muskets. This is actually wrong as the design of Russian Army muskets in the 18th century was different and unique. The muskets should have been the Russian Model 1737 or earlier but since these are rare and obscure, Charleville Mle 1777 are seen instead.

Charleville Mousquet Mle 1777 - .69 caliber
A palace guard on Peter’s territory of the palace holds a musket (at the right) in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01).
Peter's guards with muskets.
A Life Guards soldier with a musket.
A Life Guards soldier holds a musket during the chase after escaped Peter.
Life Guards soldiers with muskets in the same scene.
A soldier is gunned down during the storming of the Dymov's estate.
Soldiers holds the muskets during the negotiations of Catherina and Peter.
The soldiers with muskets on guard at the doors of the overthrown Emperor Peter in "Dickhead" (S02E02).
The palace guards carry muskets with bayonets when they accompany Catherine on a walk in "Alone at Last" (S02E03).
A soldier carries a musket in "Stapler" (S02E07). Due to a continuity error, the musket hangs at first on his right shoulder, and then on the left one.
A sentry at the Empress' field tent carries a musket (at the far right) in "Wedding" (S02E10).
A Life Guards soldier with a musket on sling holds the arrested Dymov.

Charleville Musket (rubber prop)

In some scenes, the muskets turn out to be rubber props.

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A musket in hands of a Life Guards soldier is noticeably bends in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01). Also note the fake muzzle.
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Life Guards soldiers at the doors of the otherthrown Emperor Peter in "Alone at Last" (S02E03). The barrels are noticeably bend.
A similar scene in "Stapler" (S02E07).

Kentucky Flintlock Rifle

During the pheasant hunting in "The Devil’s Lunch" (S02E04), Catherine (Elle Fanning) and the Ottoman ambassador Sunduk (Raphael Acloque) use modern replicas of Kentucky Flintlock Rifle.

For comparison: Kentucky Plains Flintlock Musket by Pedersoli. Screen guns look similar to this sample but differ in details.
Sunduk fires while Catherine holds her gun.
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Catherine readies to shoot.
A close-up of Sunduk's gun.
Sunduk fires and staggers back due to recoil (or he mimics the recoil).
General Velementov (Douglas Hodge) covertly fires simultaneously with Catherine's gunshots, preciously hitting the pheasants and mimiling the Empress' marksmanship.
Catherine cocks the hammer of her gun.
Catherine (Elle Fanning) holds the hunting gun on a promotional image.

Paget Flintlock Cavalry Carbine

Ab anachronistic Paget flintlock cavalry carbine, a very short gun of the British cavalry introduced in 1805, is used by the highwaywoman Manya (Toto Bruin) during the robbery of the Empress' carriage in "Walnut Season" (S02E09).

British Paget Flintlock Cavalry Carbine, c. 1808 - .66 caliber
Manya aims her carbine. Next to her an accomplice holds a Heavy Dragoon pistol.
Peter III wondering how these peasants obtained this British weapon from the future.
Another view of the same scene.

Flintlock Blunderbuss

A guard on the Empress' carriage holds a flintlock Blunderbuss in "Walnut Season" (S02E09) and "Wedding" (S02E10).

Flintlock Blunderbuss
A guard next to a coachman holds a blunderbuss (in the best style of Wild West stagecoaches) in "Walnut Season".
The flared muzzle of the blunderbuss is seen.
A guard holds a blunderbuss in "Wedding".

Unidentified Flintlock Guns

During the storming of Dymov's estate in "Heads It’s Me" (S02E01), the Cossacks, defending Peter, are armed with flintlock guns that look mostly like hunting rather than military weapons, with some resemblance with Pedersoli replicas of Trade Musket and Jaeger Rifle. A notable feature of these guns are braided colored cords used as gun slings, probably to make them look more exotic, "Cossack style".

For reference: Pedersoli Indian Trade Musket. Some screen guns bear resemblance with this type of flintlock hunting gun.
For reference: Plain German Jaeger rifle - .62 cal. Some screen guns bear resemblance with this type of flintlock hunting gun.
Cossacks run with their flintlock guns in hands.
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Cossacks fire at Life Guards soldiers. The big tassel tied under the barrel of one of the guns is possibly one more feature of the "Cossack style".
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Close-ups of firing Cossacks.
A Cossack at the left holds a gun that looks longer than the guns of his comrades-in-arms.
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A close-up of a flintlock carbine in action.
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The Cossacks with their guns on photos from the set. Some of their guns resemble Indian Trade Musket while others that are shorter bear resemblance with Jaeger Rifle.

Trivia

Field Cannons

Russian field cannons are seen during the Russian-Turkish war in "Wedding" (S02E10).

A field gun is seen at the background center.
A field gun is seen at the background right.

Toy Soldiers

Toy soldiers and a cannon of Marial's cousin Maxim.

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