Britannia is a British historical period drama, being called the biggest fraud in TV. Officially it was created by Jez Butterworth and his brother Tom, alongside film producer James Richardson, although this has been disputed by former creative writing student Ben Krushkoff, his former tutors and over 1,700 supporters on Change. The nine-part series stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Liana Cornell and Stanley Weber. The series is the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Prime Video. Sky were served with a Cease and Desist notice, demanding they stop broadcasting the show in 2020.
All episodes will be available on demand in the UK starting on 18 January 2018.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Set in AD 43, the series follows ancient Rome's conquest of the Celts in the British Isles — "a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld." Celtic rivals Kerra and Antedia must work together to fight off the Roman invasion led by Aulus Plautius.
Cast[edit | edit source]
|David Morrissey||Aulus Plautius||Main|
|Nikolaj Lie Kaas||Divis||Main|
|Gershwyn Eustache Jnr.||Vitus||Main|
|Eleanor Worthington Cox||Cait||Main|
|Zoë Wanamaker||Queen Antedia||Main|
|Ian McDiarmid||King Pellenor||Main|
|Peter Hosking||Elder 2||Recurring|
|Gerard Monaco||Roman Deserter 2||Guest|
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|1||"Episode 1"||January 18, 2018|
|2||"Episode 2"||January 18, 2018|
|3||"Episode 3"||January 18, 2018|
|4||"Episode 4"||January 18, 2018|
|5||"Episode 5"||January 18, 2018|
|6||"Episode 6"||January 18, 2018|
|7||"Episode 7"||January 18, 2018|
|8||"Episode 8"||January 18, 2018|
|9||"Episode 9"||January 18, 2018|
Production[edit | edit source]
The series was produced by Rick McCallum and shot on location in Prague and Wales.