Romanoff Dynasty by creator of "Mad Men" revealed

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner reveals his next project: The Romanoffs, an anthology series centered around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family.

"Every single episode—and there will be eight—has a different cast, a different story and a different location," Weiner told The Hollywood Reporter. "The thing that holds them together is that all of the stories involve people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Romanov [family]."


The Romanov dynasty had ruled Russia for more than 300 years before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 that saw the tsar abdicate and the royal family executed along with other Romanovs.

The remains of Nicholas, Alexandra and their other children Olga, Tatyana and Anastasia were discovered in the Sverdlovsk region in 1991 and were reburied amid great ceremony in the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg in 1998.

The remains of Alexei, who was 13 when he died, and Maria, 19, were discovered in the Sverdlovsk region in 2007, and their remains are currently being kept in the country's state archive Weiner hopes that the show will debut on Amazon in the Spring of 2018.