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Source:  Harper’s Bazaar

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Russia’s Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their five children.

Netflix’s new six-part series “The Last Czars” delves into the fascinating history of the Romanov family and their devastating downfall during the social upheaval that swept across Russia in the early 20th century.  The Russian revolution abruptly and violently ended the Romanov reign of the imperial throne after a 300-year rule.

The series is a groundbreaking first for Netflix, as it blends high-octane, scripted drama with the addition of world-class historians sharing their in-depth knowledge of the era over some of the scenes.

According to actor Susanna Herbert – who plays Empress Alexandra in the series – “The Last Czars” “is about 80% drama, 20% documentary.  It’s a pretty new style because it’s a really high-quality production, and epic in scale, yet you also get the additional benefit of hearing from world-class historians to explain some of the context behind the scenes.”

“The Last Czars” is available now on Netflix.

Read the story at Harper’s Bazaar.

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