Amazon has released new plot details and first look images from “The Romanoffs,” an original anthology series from nine-time Emmy-winning “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner. Featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the infamous Russian royal family, “The Romanoffs” is Weiner’s first return to television since “Mad Men” concluded in 2015. Created, written, directed and executive produced by Weiner, “The Romanoffs” is set in seven different countries and filmed on location in three separate continents.
Each episode features a different cast, and the roster reads like a who’s who of the last decade of prestige television. To name only a handful, the illustrious cast includes Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Aaron Eckhart, Corey Stoll, Mary Kay Place, Ron Livingston, Andrew Rannells, Kathryn Hahn, Radha Mitchell, and Clea Duvall. The new breakdown details who will appear with whom as well as a short description of each episode.
Amazon Prime will premiere the first two episodes of “The Romanoffs” on October 12, with single episodes rolling out on the following six Fridays. In addition to the episode details, Amazon has also released four new images from the series.
See below for episode descriptions and first look images.
“The Violet Hour” — Friday, October 12
Set in Paris, an ancestral home holds the key to a family’s future.
Starring Aaron Eckhart, Marthe Keller, Inès Melab and Louise Bourgoin.
“The Royal We” — Friday, October 12
With their marriage in a rut, a couple finds their own temptations.
Starring Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishé, Janet Montgomery and Noah Wyle.
“House of Special Purpose” — Friday, October 19
A movie star and a director go head to head in a battle over what is real.
Starring Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert, Jack Huston, Mike Doyle and Paul Reiser.
“Expectation” — Friday, October 26
Over a single day in New York City a woman is confronted with every lie she ever told.
Starring Amanda Peet, John Slattery, Emily Rudd, Jon Tenney, Mary Kay Place, and Michael O’Neill.
“Bright and High Circle” — Friday, November 2
A trusted friend under suspicion tests the loyalties of a tightly-knit community.
Starring Diane Lane, Ron Livingston, Andrew Rannells, Cara Buono and Nicole Ari Parker.
“Panorama” — Friday, November 9
In Mexico City, an idealistic reporter falls in love with his mysterious subject.
Starring Juan Pablo Castañeda, Radha Mitchell and Griffin Dunne.
“End of the Line” — Friday, November 16
On a trip abroad to pursue their legacy, a couple faces destruction.
Starring Kathryn Hahn, Jay R. Ferguson, Annet Mahendru and Clea Duvall.
“The One That Holds Everything” — Friday, November 23
In a story that circles the globe, a man tries to escape a family curse.
Starring Hugh Skinner, Adèle Anderson, Hera Hilmar, Ben Miles and JJ Feild.