Critic Consensus: 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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as Aulus Plautius
as Queen Antedia
as King Pellenor
It behoves me to say quite firmly that Britannia is the barmiest thing I've seen on TV since just about forever.
The female characters are fantastically strong, from Zoë Wanamaker's blood-curdling Queen Antedia to indomitable princess Kerra, played by Kelly Reilly like someone with the sun permanently in her eyes.
Seriously, this series - whose creators include Jez Butterworth, a co-screenwriter of the Whitey Bulger drama "Black Mass" - is a fabulous, stupid mess.
Thankfully, Britannia isn't spinning its wheels. It's got a lot to go through, and the show has powerful female characters who can't be bothered with the ways of their rulers, and must come together to stop a foreign invasion.
Britannia is aimed squarely at the Game of Thrones crowd, but it has an engaging eccentricity of its own.
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