Adam Godley, who was appearing on Broadway in The Lehman Trilogy when the ban on mass gatherings began in March, can soon be seen on The Great, Hulu's new satirical, anachronistic take on the life of Russian's Catherine the Great. All 10 episodes will be available to stream May 15.
Watch in the video above to see Godley on Playbill's new series Stream Stealers, discussing his role, the wild and witty tone of the show, and his Broadway appearances in Private Lives and Anything Goes.
Starring Elle Fanning as Catherine and Nicholas Hoult as Emperor Peter, the very modern period piece—from The Favourite screenwriter Tony McNamara—also features Phoebe Fox, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge, Sacha Dhawan, Sebastian de Souza, Bayo Gbadamosi, Belinda Bromilow, and Godley, who plays the heavily bearded, occasionally tripping Archbishop. The man responsible for bringing Catherine to Russia from Austria after a "vision," he quickly begins to doubt that the vision was indeed from God as Catherine plots to bring modernity and morality to Peter's happily debauched court.
Stream Stealers is Playbill's new regular series, hosted by editor-in-chief Mark Peikert, in which the actors Broadway fans love from the stage discuss their new film and TV projects that are now streaming for your at-home pleasure.