Amazon Prime has just dropped the first trailer for its highly anticipated show The Romanoffs, created by Mad Men's Matthew Weiner. Turns out it's more than you might think, and for his show to follow Mad Men, Matthew Weiner has chose to create a sprawling anthology drama comedy to follow various stories of people who make that claim.
In the new trailer, the characters face struggles in their personal lives that seem to be able to be traced back to their belief in their ancestry. Some of them relish in the fact that they come from royal blood, while others find it problematic. It was shot in seven different countries across three continents. Every episode will feature a new location along with a brand new cast.
The Amazon Prime series debuts on October 12th with two episodes.
Several Mad Men alum are on board for the series, including John Slattery, Christina Hendrix, Cara Buono, and Jay R. Ferguson.
The anthology series, featuring eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family, will also star Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, Isabelle Huppert, Amanda Peet, Kathryn Hahn, Noah Wyle and Hugh Skinner.
The first episode, "The Violet Hour" stars Marthe Keller, Aaron Eckhart, Ines Melab and Louise Bourgoin and the second story, "The Royal We", starring Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishe, Janet Montgomery and Noah Wyle.
The Romanoffs will be executive produced by Semi Chellas, who also serves as a writer on the series, and Kriss Turner Towner, Blake McCormick, and Kathy Ciric.