Amazon has released the first official trailer for “The Romanoffs,” the first series from “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner since “Mad Men” went off the air. The anthology series centers around various characters who consider themselves to be descended from the notorious Russian royal family. The independent storylines unfold across eight episodes, allowing “The Romanoffs” to feature a stellar cast of some of prestige television’s most fabled stars. As previously announced, the series includes performances by Isabelle Huppert, Diane Lane, Kathryn Hahn, Radha Mitchell, John Slattery, Amanda Peet, Aaron Eckhart, Corey Stoll, Mary Kay Place, Ron Livingston, Andrew Rannells, and Clea Duvall.
The newly released trailer is scored by rich classical music evocative of the Romanoff era, and offers a glimpse at the wide array of characters and their delusions of grandeur. It promises to tackle themes of class, inherited wealth, and people clinging to the meaning of a “bloodline.” “There are so many people out there with your background, and I guess they’re proud, but they’re really fucked up,” says one character by way of introduction. The trailer also features a touch of Russian dancing, vodka shots, and plenty of salutes of “nastrovia.”
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 new trailer, Amazon has also released official key art for the series, found below.
And here is the official key art: