Kelly Reilly (Flight, TV’s “True Detective”), BAFTA® award nominee Zoë Wanamaker (TV’s “My Family”), BAFTA® award nominee David Morrisey (TV’s “The Missing”, “The Walking Dead”), Nikolaj Lie Kaas (TV’s “Follow The Money”) and BAFTA® award winner Mackenzie Crook (TV’s “The Detectorists”, Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise), star in the epic mythical drama Britannia Season 1 available on Digital Download, Blu-ray™ & DVD on March 26th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Created by multi-award winning writer Jez Butterworth, (Spectre, Jerusalem, The Ferryman) Britannia is packed with action and emotion. In Jez’s unique hands, expect the unexpected as the Roman invasion of Britain unfolds. This is a tale of faith systems clashing, families torn apart, of mystic men and fearsome queens. A tale told with humour and heart, as well as epic drama and violence.
In 43AD at the far edges of the Roman Empire Kerra (Reilly), daughter of the King of the Cantii, is forced to put her differences aside with arch-rival Queen Antedia (Wanamaker) to face the arrival of invaders. The Romans, led by General Aulus Plautius (Morrissey), are determined to succeed where Julius Caesar failed and conquer this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire. Aulus is a strong and resilient leader, but harbours a deep secret that threatens his mision. As tribes and Druids unite to fight the Romans, Kerra is thrust into the most important role of her life as she spearheads the resistance against the might of the Roman army.
Produced by Vertigo Films in association with Neal Street Productions, Britannia was created by Jez Butterworth (Spectre), Tom Butterworth (Tin Star) and James Richardson (Monsters).
Britannia bonus features are:
- “Rome’s Pagan Nightmare” Featurette
- “Bloody Birth of Britain” Featurette
Britannia begins in 43AD as the Roman Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia –a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the mysterious forces of the Underworld. Arch Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and Antedia (Zoë Wanamaker) must face the Roman invasion led by the towering figure of Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) as it cuts a swathe through the Celtic Resistance.
Broadcast Year: 2018 (Sky Atlantic)
BRITANNIA has a run time of approximately 1 x 60 minute episode and 8 x 45 minute
episodes, and is rated 15.