Hulu has revealed who will be playing Elle Fanning‘s mom in season two of The Great!

It was announced on Friday (May 14) that the Gillian Anderson has been cast in the series as Joanna, Catherine The Great’s mother.

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Joanna is described as “a glamorous socialite from Germany, sometimes also known as the ‘maestro of marriage’ for her abilities to arrange high profile partnerships for her daughters. She has heard rumors of her daughter’s coup and come to Russia to see it for herself. Though the apple of Catherine’s eye and a doting mother, it soon becomes clear Johanna has more sinister intentions to save her family’s reputation.”

Gillian will appear in two episodes in the upcoming season, which has been filming in the UK.

If you missed it, it was recently announced that Elle has gained a new co-star for one of her other, upcoming Hulu projects…

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