Britannia: Season 1 (2020)

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Britannia

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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.

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Critic Ratings: 37

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Air date: Aug 2, 2020

Gen. Aulus Plautius leads an army of Roman invaders into Britannia; the invasion is foreseen by rogue Druid Divis, who finds an unlikely ally in young Celt girl Cait.

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Air date: Aug 9, 2020

King Pellenor is convinced his people can destroy the Romans using force, but Kerra seeks an alternative approach; Cait struggles to connect with Divis and is soon left to fend for herself; an attempted mutiny goes wrong; Aulus finds an ally.

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Air date: Aug 16, 2020

Aulus returns from his visit to the Underworld; Pellenor is furious to learn of Kerra's secret visit to the Romans; Divis persuades two Romans to get him into the enemy camp; Cait reunites with Divis to provoke a change in plans.

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Air date: Aug 23, 2020

Veran leads his troupe of Druids to Crugdunon Fortress to deliver judgement to Kerra; events take an unexpected turn, leading to a new order for the Regni; Cait makes a confession to her father; Aulus punishes the Roman mutineers.

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Air date: Aug 30, 2020

When Kerra is given a deadline to make a decision, Lindon offers her an alternative path; Phelan struggles to come to terms with the recent events, while Amenda spirals down a self-destructive path. Aulus visits Queen Antedia of the Regni.

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Air date: Sep 13, 2020

Divis receives a deadly mission; Kerra adjusts to her new role as vendettas are plotted against her; Cait and her father find peace at Crugdunon, but it is short-lived; Aulus agrees to talk with Kerra but is sidetracked by a personal mission.

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Air date: Sep 20, 2020

Camped out in a deserted village, Phelan is not convinced by Ania's confidence in her prophecy; Cait and Sawyer find solace, but it is cut short when Divis' demon Pwykka tracks them down; Roman deserters contemplate the gods.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

The Cantii are still under siege from the Regni; Antedia uses a spy to her advantage; Aulus, sidetracked by a personal mission, tasks three sets of assassins to track down Cait; Lucius' mistrust of Aulus grows and his actions have fatal consequences.

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Air date: Sep 27, 2020

Divis tries to track down the abducted Cait; the siege of the Cantii reaches a bitter and violent end; Phelan and Ania seek answers from Druid Veran, who considers the hope that is left for them in the form of Cait.

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  • Nov 23, 2021
    I am up to episode 3. Once you get used to it - the plotline borrows from some sources that are a little different from most historic epics. The depiction of the Druids is taken from Roman sources, they Romans hated them and attributed all kinds of evil practices to them. The Romans carried out all kinds of cruelty in support of state policy or public entertainment, but they were shocked by the Druids? Stylistic differences. The use of human heads and skulls was a common thing among Celts, check out photos of the skull niches in the Roquepertuse sanctuary portal. Water as the boundary between the living and the underworld is a tacit theme - (there is scholarly work on this vary concept among ancient Britains) The flooded quarries and caves are mostly later Welch - but they are magnificant settings. Geography is fluid, as is time sometimes, but that is how the surviving sagas and oral tradition are. We can argue historic accuracy - but the truth and the facts do not always coincide. I also sense the influence of the literature of colonialism - "Things Fall Apart" comes to mind, a traditional civilization confronting a technologically advances adversary with a very different religion and world view. So - a great little series, with a lot of thought behind it.
  • Nov 04, 2021
    Watch this just for Mackenzie Cook as Veran, the Druid leader. The rest of the cast is also very strong. It's a spattering of Roman history, some Viking mythology, some Game of Thrones and a good sense of humor. Looking forward to Season 3.
  • Nov 09, 2020
    David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius is incredible! The writing is completely original and absolutely compelling! I am Roman history buff! I can't wait to see where the show writers take this!
  • Oct 10, 2020
    Brittania is a series on Epix about 43AD in Britain when The Romans invaded Britain after the time of Julius Caesar. David Morrissey plays an Army General who returns to Britain to finish what Caesar couldn't conquer against the Druids and the Celtic people. This was a good entertaining modern day script with a good cast that includes the beautiful Kelly Reilly as the queen of the Droids. The movie was less historical and more magically entertaining. Can't wait to see what the second season will bring.
  • Sep 29, 2020
    The series has its entertainment character. The music, however, is terribly chosen!
  • Apr 22, 2019
    There's a bit less historical in this historical fiction than I was hoping for. Interesting characters, with Divis especially charismatic, and the story starts interesting, but for me it goes downhill soon enough. The main problem too much icky gore. Was the writer fantasizing revenge on an exwife when he wrote Kerra's fate? How many heads got cut off and hearts cut out? Just ewww. And the little girl? Was wondering how she gets to be a heroine. Waiting for that...but her fate derails into something out of criminal minds. Although she is yet alive for season two so bigger things yet for her? There were comedic moments here and there. But those were overshadowed by death and gore. A couple of the main characters turn out to be demon possessed. And I'm forgetting something....what was it? Oh yes, I didn't appreciate how negatively the druids were portrayed. I'd prefer a more romantic portrayal of them. Not saying the acting was bad. Perhaps I picked up a bit of history in the watching, but not much.
  • Apr 11, 2019
    This was pretty good. It started out a little slow, and some of the story doesnt jive with me so well. I felt the acting was really solid, but what do I know; I'm an armchair critic. If you like fantasy mixed with historically mysterious stuff, like druids, then this may be your bag.
  • Mar 02, 2019
    I came upon this series by shear chance, and am extremely happy that I decided to watch it. There are so many costume productions available today. That it is hard to pick out the ones of real quality. This series is not for the faint of heart, or people that prefer PG-13 rated productions. This series has blood and guts, adult language, sex, and some nudity. Aside from those favorite things of mine. Britannia also has good acting, ( the young actress, Eleanor Worthington Cox, is adorable, and brings spunk and energy to her character ). There are interesting characters, an intriguing plot, and professional cinematography. I think the famous Sword and Sorcery novelists of the past. Would really appreciate the way the production company, handled the genre in this series. More thumbs up, than I have hands. ð???ð???ð???
  • Feb 28, 2019
    Celts, druids, Romans and more. Enthralling and beautiful. I want more!
  • Feb 21, 2019
    I almost skipped on this one because of the reviews saying how the language was atrocious and historically inaccurate and it tried to be a comedy or whatever the complaints were. Im very glad i gave it a shot because this is a great show. If your looking for a documentary then go watch a documentary, that this is not. But whoever decided that any period drama has to be 100% accurate or authentic anyways. If your into magic, folklore, paganism and witchcraft then this show should suit you i love things of period magic and its hard to find shows that arnt just straight cheese when it comes to that subject. The sets are amazing the atmosphere is top notch the acting is believable even if they use modern language nothing wrong with that. i loved the movie the witch but it was so hard to understand at times i couldnt understand what the hell they were talking about. And the comedy is not out of place nor does it detract from the overall essence of the show all in all this is an awesome show and i hope season 2 is just as good. Definitely recommend this one

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