Historical Drama Britannia Comes to STARZ Play

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Picture the scene: it’s 43 A.D. and the mighty Roman Imperial Army are determined to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia in the latest action-packed televisual treat from STARZ PLAY.Already creating quite the buzz among box-set buffs across the globe, Britannia promises to fill your evenings and weekends with epic battle scenes and an impressive cast of warrior princesses as Celtic mythology gets given the TV treatment for the very first time.

Dubbed ‘the one-to-watch’ by British newspaper The Guardian and written by Jez Butterworth – the mastermind behind James Bond film Spectre – Britannia boasts a solid star-studded cast that includes British actor Mackenzie Crook, True Detective’s Kelly Reilly, The Walking Dead’s David Morrissey and Zoe Wanamaker ofHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone fame.

Mackenzie Crook (as Veran) & David Morrissey (as Aulus).

Following the success of STARZ PLAY’s Vikings, this nine-part series tells the story of the Roman invasion of Britain as three tribes – the Druids, the Celts and the Romans – who are all battling for control of the country. Expect swords, slaughter and sorcery as arch-rivals and Britons Kerra (Reilly) and Antedia (Wanamaker) set aside their differences to combat their new common enemy – the armies representing the awesome might of the Roman Empire, led by the towering figure of General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey).

The Britannia Boxset premieres on STARZ PLAY on Friday January 19th 2018, the same time as the show is released in the USA.


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