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Netflix's 'The Last Czars' Mixes Scripted Drama and Documentary-Style Interviews


At first glance, Netflix’s new series, The Last Czars, appears to be your typical Hollywood retelling of events that happened a long time ago. But the show, which chronicles the fall of the Romanov dynasty in Russia, isn’t like the historical dramas you’re used to. 

Here’s what you need to know about The Last Czars before binge watching Season 1.

Is The Last Czars a documentary?

"This is about 80 percent drama, 20 percent documentary," actress Susanna Herbert, who plays Empress Alexandra on the six-part miniseries, told Harper’s Bazaar UK. The inventive project is a mix between scripted sequences and interviews with Romanov experts.