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Britannia is a British historical period drama, being called the biggest fraud in TV.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[2]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor/Actress Character Series
David Morrissey Aulus Plautius Main
Kelly Reilly Kerra Main
Nikolaj Lie Kaas Divis Main
Liana Cornell Ania Main
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr. Vitus Main
Mackenzie Crook Veran Main
Barry Ward Sawyer Main
Stanley Weber Lindon Main
Joe Armstrong Gildas Main
Fortunato Cerlino Vespasian Main
Callie Cooke Islene Main
Aaron Pierre Antonius Main
Eleanor Worthington Cox Cait Main
Zoë Wanamaker Queen Antedia Main
Ian McDiarmid King Pellenor Main
Julian Rhind-Tutt Phelan Main
Hugo Speer Lucius Main
Daniel Caltagirone Brutus Main
Zaqi Ismail Philo Main
Annabel Scholey Amena Main
Peter Hosking Elder 2 Recurring
Gerard Monaco Roman Deserter 2 Guest
Gary Oliver Jhehutamisu Guest
Tolga Safer Aziz Guest
René Zagger Decimus Guest

Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Airdate
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.

References[edit | edit source]

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