Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart Joins Matthew Weiner's Amazon Series The Romanoffs

Aaron Eckhart is the latest noteworthy addition to The Romanoffs, the contemporary anthology series being penned and directed for Amazon by Mad Men auteur Matthew Weiner.

Set around the globe and featuring separate stories about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the titular Russian royal family, the ensemble also includes Mad Men alumni Christina Hendricks and John Slattery, Amanda Peet (Brockmire), Jack Huston (Boardwalk Empire), Isabelle Huppert (Elle) and Marthe Keller (The Avignon Prophecy).

As it appears will always be the case with casting for the Weiner project, no details on Eckhart’s role were disclosed.

Well-known for his turns in such films as Erin Brockovich, The Dark Knight, Thank You for Smoking and In the Company of Men, Eckhart’s scant small-screen credits include a couple of 2004 episodes of Frasier.

The Romanoffs, which received a straight-to-series order in October, is on track for a 2018 premiere on the streaming service.

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2 Comments
  1. Jen says:

    Every time I read about this show, I can’t help but think of the Frasier episode with the bear clock. Frasier and Niles are convinced they are Romanoffs because the clock is a family heirloom, but it turns out their relative was a thief that stole it and hilarity ensued.

  2. atia says:

    I don’t understand this series. All the bodies of the Romanoffs were found years ago and their identities confirmed by dna testing. So is this show just about a bunch of crazy people who refuse to believe in science, and still claim to be Romanoffs in spite of the evidence that they are not? Not sure how that makes for an interesting anthology series. Maybe one imposter’s story, but an anthology of them? Or maybe I’ve totally got this premise wrong. If so someone please clarify. Matt Weiner was quoted in the previous article as saying “There’s great debate about who is a Romanoff and what happened to the Romanoffs”, but there really hasn’t been any debate since 2011.