Rupert Gregson-Williams has been hired to score the upcoming HBO/Sky mini-series Catherine the Great. The show is written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I, The Name of the Rose) and directed by Philip Martin (The Crown, The Forger) and stars Helen Mirren in the title role, alongside Jason Clarke, Joseph Quinn, Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear, Richard Roxburgh, Kevin R. McNally and Sam Palladio  The 4-parter is set against the politically tumultuous and sexually charged court of Russian empress Catherine the Great, who wielded supreme power throughout Russia for nearly half of the 18th century and follows Catherine at the end of her reign during her affair with Grigory Potemkin. Mirren and Martin are also executive producing the Origin Pictures and New Pictures production with David M. Thompson (Woman in Gold, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Charlie Pattinson (The Missing, Requiem) and Christine Healy. Gregson-Williams has previously collaborated with Martin on the Netflix series The CrownCatherine the Great will premiere later this year on HBO in the U.S. and on Sky Atlantic in the UK and Europe.

Gregson-Williams (Wonder Woman, Hacksaw Ridge, The Legend of Tarzan) whose latest feature Aquaman is currently playing in theaters worldwide also has the animated feature Abominable and the comedy Hot Air starring Steve Coogan coming up.