Sky Atlantic has released the trailer for the upcoming historical period drama series Britannia.
The new ten-part TV show, written by award-winning writer Jez Butterworth, is set in AD43 and follows ancient Rome’s conquest of the Celts in Britannia, described as “a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld”.
The cast includes David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, the Roman politician who began the Roman conquest of Britain in 43 and became the first governor of the new province, serving from 43 to 46, Kelly Reilly as Celtic Kerra, the daughter of the King of the Cantii, who must work together with her arch-rival, Queen Antedia (played by Zoë Wanamaker), to fight off the Roman invasion, Liana Cornell, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mackenzie Crook, Barry Ward, Joe Armstrong, Stanley Weber, Fortunato Cerlino, Aaron Pierre, Eleanor Worthington Cox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Hugo Speer, Annabel Scholey, and others.
The trailer, set to the rhythms of the 1968 single “Hurdy Gurdy Man” by Scottish singer-songwriter Donovan, from his sixth studio album, “The Hurdy Gurdy Man”, conveys the message that, “in 2018 no one wants to be civilised”.
According to the trailer, the series will be “coming soon” exclusively on Sky Atlantic, in the UK and Ireland. In the US, it will be available on Amazon Prime Video in 2018.