Amazon Reveals First-Look Photos, Episode Lineup for Matthew Weiner’s New Series The Romanoffs

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Amazon Reveals First-Look Photos, Episode Lineup for Matthew Weiner’s New Series The Romanoffs

We already got a “Romanoffs”-heavy teaser trailer for Matthew Weiner’s forthcoming Amazon Prime anthology series The Romanoffs earlier this month, but we’re now also getting first-look photos and a full episode lineup ahead of its Oct. 12 premiere.

The Romanoffs will roll out on a weekly basis starting with two new episodes, “The Violet Hour” and “The Royal We,” debuting on Friday, Oct. 12.

Created, written, directed and executive produced by Mad Men mastermind Weiner, The Romanoffs will follow eight separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian royal family. The series flexes a stacked international cast, including the likes of Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert, Aaron Eckhart, Diane Lane, and Mad Men alums John Slattery and Christina Hendricks, and was shot on location across three continents.

It’s hard to imagine a showrunner less esteemed than nine-time Emmy winner Weiner getting the blank check to make such an audacious project, especially without Amazon’s deep pockets. It might be too early to tell whether the new series will rival Mad Men or even gain any traction, but if nothing else, the sheer scale of this production is certainly impressive.

Check out the first-look photos and episode lineup below.





Episode Lineup

“The Violet Hour” — Premieres on 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 in “The Violet Hour.”

“The Royal We” — Premieres on 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 in “The Royal We.”

“House of Special Purpose” – Premieres on 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 in “House of Special Purpose.”

“Expectation” – Premieres on 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 in “Expectation.”

“Bright and High Circle” – Premieres on 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 in “Bright and High Circle.”

“Panorama” – Premieres on 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 in “Panorama.”

“End of the Line” – Premieres on 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 in “End of the Line.”

“The One That Holds Everything” – Premieres on 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 in “The One That Holds Everything.”

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