Britannia (TV series)
|Country of origin|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||9 (list of episodes)|
|Original release||18 January 2018 –|
Britannia is a British-American historical fantasy series written by Jez Butterworth. The nine-part series is the first co-production between Sky and Amazon Prime Video and stars Kelly Reilly, David Morrissey, Zoë Wanamaker, Liana Cornell, and Stanley Weber. It aired on Sky Atlantic in the UK beginning 18 January 2018 and on Amazon Prime Video in the US beginning 26 January 2018.
Set in AD 43, the series follows the Roman conquest of Britain — "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 and characters
- David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius
- Fortunato Cerlino as Vespasian
- Hugo Speer as Lucius
- Daniel Caltagirone as Brutus
- Aaron Pierre as Antonius
- Zaqi Ismail as Philo
- Gershwyn Eustache Jnr as Vitus
- René Zagger as Decimus (Guest)
- Gerard Monaco as Roman Deserter 2 (Guest)
- Kelly Reilly as Kerra
- Ian McDiarmid as King Pellenor
- Julian Rhind-Tutt as Phelan
- Annabel Scholey as Amena
- Barry Ward as Sawyer
- Callie Cooke as Islene
- Eleanor Worthington Cox as Cait
- Mackenzie Crook as Veran
- Jodie McNee as Willa
- Jack Roth as Ossian
- David Bradley as Quane (Guest)
- Abigail Rice as Elder 1
- Peter Hosking as Elder 2 (Recurring)
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||9||January 18, 2018||March 15, 2018|
Season 1 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||1||"Episode 1"||Metin Hüseyin||Jez Butterworth and Tom Butterworth||18 January 2018|
|In 43AD, a nation is rocked by the arrival of an Empire.|
|2||2||"Episode 2"||Sue Tully||Tom Butterworth||25 January 2018|
|Having marked Rome's arrival with blood, Aulus sends envoys to parley with the tribes of Britannia, while also looking to learn more about the Druids.|
|3||3||"Episode 3"||Sue Tully||Jez Butterworth and Richard McBrien||1 February 2018|
|Aulus is reborn, but his destiny remains unclear. Cait is able to locate her father, but she can't free him from the Roman camp alone.|
|4||4||"Episode 4"||Luke Watson||Tom Butterworth||8 February 2018|
|King Pellanor disowns Kerra and leaves her life in the hands of the Druids. But the gods' judgement is not what he expected.|
|5||5||"Episode 5"||Luke Watson||Jez Butterworth||15 February 2018|
|The gods have spoken, but Kerra must decide if she will accept their ruling. Antedia seals an alliance with Rome - on one condition.|
|6||6||"Episode 6"||Sheree Folkson||Tom Butterworth||22 February 2018|
|After their long ordeal, Cait and her father finally arrive at the safety of the Cantii citadel, but a demon is on her trail.|
|7||7||"Episode 7"||Sheree Folkson||Jez Butterworth||1 March 2018|
|Cait and her father seek shelter in the ruins of their old home, where she is visited by someone she never expected to see again.|
|8||8||"Episode 8"||Christoph Schrewe||Jez Butterworth||8 March 2018|
|The battle of wills between Kerra and Antedia intensifies, as the Regni play their trump card. Aulus enlists deadly exiles to find Cait.|
|9||9||"Episode 9"||Christoph Schrewe||Tom Butterworth||15 March 2018|
|The end appears to be close for the Cantii, as Aulus unveils how the Roman Empire truly conducts business.|
The series was produced by Rick McCallum and shot on location in the Czech Republic and Wales. Most dialogue in the series is spoken in English, which is used mostly to represent Vulgar Latin spoken by the Romans and Brythonic spoken by the Celts. Latin and Welsh are also used to represent Vulgar Latin and Brythonic, respectively.
In March 2018, it was announced that Sky Atlantic had renewed the show for a second series.
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|1||71% (21 reviews)||64 (5 reviews)|
The first season received positive reviews. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 71% approval rating, with an average rating of 6.57/10 based on 21 reviews, with site's critics consensus saying "Brilliantly bonkers, Britannia's duplicitous characters and campy fantasy won't be for everyone, but those looking for less-serious swords and sorcery may enjoy its spellbinding madness". On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, it scored 64 out of 100, based on five reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
- Tartaglione, Nancy (3 August 2016). "Sky & Amazon To Rule 'Britannia'; Jez Butterworth Penning Event Period Drama". Deadline.com.
- Ritman, Alex (3 August 2016). "Sky, Amazon Team on Roman Invasion Drama 'Britannia'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Grebey, James (17 January 2018). "'Britannia' Looks Likes Like 'Game of Thrones,' But Proudly Dumb". Inverse.
- Gompertz, Will (20 January 2018). "Will Gompertz reviews Sky Atlantic's drama Britannia". BBC News.
- Barraclough, Leo (3 August 2016). "Amazon, Sky Team on Jez Butterworth's 'Britannia,' Starring Kelly Reilly". Variety.
- Mariola, Tay (29 January 2018). "Crítica | Britannia – Primeira Temporada (Amazon)". Volts. Archived from the original on 2 February 2018. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
Há até uma participação especial de ninguém menos que David Bradley, O Walter Frey de Game of Thrones.
- McLennan, Cindy (16 March 2018). "Britannia: Season Two; British Historical Fantasy Series Renewed". TV Series Finale.
- "Britannia: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved 29 June 2018.
- "Britannia: Season 1". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 29 June 2018.