Catherine the Great: Starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke is cast opposite Oscar winner Helen (The Queen) Mirren in the upcoming HBO and Sky miniseries, Catherine the Great.

Photo: Helen Mirren at Golden Globes

Clarke will star as Grigory Potemkin, a Russian military commander who became Catherine’s lover, favored statesman and life-long friend.

Mirren will star as the titular Russian monarch, a strong-minded, independent, brilliantly intelligent and sexually liberated.

Mirren will also executive produce and direct.

Clarke appears in Damien Chazelle’s upcoming film First Man, opposite Ryan Gosling and was also recently seen in the critically-acclaimed film “Mudbound.”

His other film credits include “Chappaquiddick,” “Terminator Genisys,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

On TV, Clarke starred in shows like “Brotherhood” and “The Chicago Code.”