The second teaser trailer to the Amazon Studios mini-series The Romanoffs, which premieres October 12, feels like flipping through a photo carousel of the famous. The camera jumps from one iconic actor's face to the next. There's a self-awareness to the trailer, making it feel like the show's creators know that we are shaking our heads with perplexity and awe at how they got so many well-known and respected name into one show.
Here's the first burning question from the trailer: How can this many people fit into one TV show? As it turns out, The Romanoffs has such a sprawling cast because of its unique structure. Each of the eight episodes of The Romanoffs is a standalone story featuring its very own cast. The episodes are united by a common theme: Their protagonists, who are spread across the globe, are all convinced they're somehow descendants of the Romanoffs, the last dynasty to rule Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917.