A série, intitulada The Romanoffs, vai contar a história de várias famílias que acreditam ser descendentes dos Romanov, filho e filha dos ex Czares russos, que foram executados durante o exílio, em 1918. Alguns acreditam que dois dos cinco filhos teriam sobrevivido e conseguido fugir.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner’s next project: The Romanoffs, an anthology series centered around people who believe themselves to be the modern-day descendants of the Romanov family. The Romanov family was the last dynasty to rule Russia from 1613 until the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917. In July of 1918, Tsar Nicholas II, Tsarina Alexandra, and their five children and remaining loyal servants were executed, a slaughter that has, over the years, inspired conspiracy theories, including the myth that Nicholas and Alexandra’s daughter Anastasia survived the attack. Weiner’s unconventional spelling of the Russian surname reportedly reflects both the pronunciation and how it was spelled up until recently. There’s no date set for the show, but Weiner hopes that the it will debut on Amazon in the spring of 2018.