The Romanoffs: When is it released? Who is in the cast? Watch the trailer

An exciting new series from the creators of Mad Men is coming to Amazon Prime Video.

If you’re looking for a new show to get your teeth into this autumn, Amazon Prime Video has the perfect choice with The Romanoffs.

The anthology series covers eight stories across the globe, offering something captivating in every episode and boasting an incredible cast.

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Find out more about The Romanoffs with our guide to the series.

How can I watch The Romanoffs?

The Romanoffs is a new series for Amazon Prime Video that is due to be released in weekly instalments.

It debuts with the first two episodes both being released on Friday, October 12, and will then be one episode a week after that.

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What is The Romanoffs about?

The first thing you need to know about The Romanoffs is that it was written, directed and produced by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. He's won nine Emmy awards – seven for Mad Men and two in his role as producer of the Sopranos - so expect the most exciting new series to debut in a while.

The series features eight separate stories spanning seven countries, where seemingly unconnected people all claim to be Romanoffs, aka descendants of the Russian royal family.

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Filmed in Europe, the Americas and the Far East, each episode takes up a different story. in a different location, with a new cast.

Some of the 'Romanoffs' concerned are social climbers, others seem deluded about their identity, while some are just interested in their ancestry – but all of them have a riveting story to tell.

Who stars in The Romanoffs?

Creator Matthew Weiner knew he was onto a good thing with Mad Men, so he’s signed up some of his most trusted stars for this new project.

Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks, who played Joan, John Slattery (Roger) and Jay R Ferguson (Stan) will all appear in the series.

Look out for Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) in the first episode, and for Noah Wyle (ER) who features in the second episode.

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Other big names include Kathryn Hahn (Transparent) and Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), but a new cast for each tale means a huge number of actors are involved in the show.

They include Isabelle Huppert, Marthe Keller, Diane Lane, Amanda Peet, Corey Stoll, Andrew Rannells, Mike Doyle, JJ Feild, Janet Montgomery, Paul Reiser, Kerry Bishe, Ben Miles, Mary Kay Place, Griffin Dunne, Pablo Castaneda, Emily Rudd, Adele Anderson, Annet Mahendru, Louise Bourgoin, Hera Hilmar, Ines Melab, Michael O’Neill and David Sutcliffe.

Weiner has also signed up Mad Men producers, writers, directors of photography, costume designers, hair and make-up artists, production designers, and casting team to the series.

The first two episodes of The Romanoffs are released on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 12.

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