Mad Men alums Christina Hendricks and John Slattery are joining Matthew Weiner’s project at Amazon Studios, The Romanoffs, which is about Romanoffs. But it is somehow not lavish, expensively produced costume porn.
The new series will consist of eight hourlong episodes, each of which will tell a standalone story with no recurring plot elements or actors. Each episode will tell the stories of people in contemporary times who believe they are descendants of the imperial family that ruled Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917. In addition to Hendricks and Slattery, the series has also cast Academy Award nominee Isabelle Huppert, “Boardwalk Empire” alum Jack Huston, “Togetherness” alum Amanda Peet, and Golden Globe nominee Marthe Keller.
Every single episode should be about somebody running a scam related to Anastasia, or it will be a wasted creative opportunity.