No one wants to be civilised: take a new look at Sky Original Production Britannia

Coming to screens in January 2018, Britannia follows the Roman army as they return to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia. A land where mystical Druids run free, invincible Celts reign unopposed and invading Romans try to bring them into line.

Take a look at the brand new trailer here.
 
Set in 43AD, when Britain was a country ruled by powerful Druids and warrior queens, Britannia follows the reluctant rise to power of Kerra (Kelly Reilly) the daughter of the King of the Cantii (Ian McDiarmid), and her arch-rival Queen Antedia (Zoe Wanamaker), who are forced to put their differences aside when the Romans invade Britannia. Meanwhile, rogue Druid Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas), the only one who foresaw the Roman invasion, finds an unlikely ally in 12-year-old Cantii girl Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox) in his quest to defeat Rome. The Romans are led by General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey), who is determined to succeed where Julius Caesar failed and conquer this mythical land at the far edge of the Roman Empire.

All episodes of Britannia will be available Thursday 18 January exclusively on Sky Atlantic and TV streaming service NOW TV

For more information, please contact:

Sky
Isabel Moore
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Notes to editors
 
The drama also stars Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean), Annabel Scholey (Being Human), Stanley Weber (Outlander), Julian Rhind-Tutt (Rush) and Hugo Speer (The Musketeers, The Fully Monty).
 
Britannia is a Sky Original Production,  produced by Vertigo Films in association with Neal Street Productions. The show was commissioned by Sky’s head of drama, Anne Mensah, commissioning editor Cameron Roach. It was created by Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth and James Richardson. Executive Producers are Vertigo Films’ James Richardson (Monsters), Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown from Neal Street Productions (Penny Dreadful), and Jez Butterworth and Anne Thomopoulos (Rome). The show is produced by Rick McCallum (Star Wars), while Jez and Tom Butterworth are lead writers with Richard McBrien (Spooks).
 
The international distribution rights (excluding the US) for Britannia will be handled by Sky Vision, Sky’s international production and distribution arm.

All imagery for Britannia can be found on the Sky Asset portal SEAC.