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Britannia: Season 1 (2018)




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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Filmed overseas in Prague and Wales, Britannia is set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army, determined and terrified in equal measure, returns to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land ruled by wild warrior women and powerful Druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld.


David Morrissey
as Aulus Plautius
Zoë Wanamaker
as Queen Antedia
Barry Ward
as Sawyer
Ian McDiarmid
as King Pellenor
Hugo Speer
as Lucius
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Critic Reviews for Britannia: Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (2)

It behoves me to say quite firmly that Britannia is the barmiest thing I've seen on TV since just about forever.

January 18, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

January 17, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Seriously, this series - whose creators include Jez Butterworth, a co-screenwriter of the Whitey Bulger drama "Black Mass" - is a fabulous, stupid mess.

January 25, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Britannia is aimed squarely at the Game of Thrones crowd, but it has an engaging eccentricity of its own.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Britannia offers an intensely dramatic portrait of Roman conquest and Celtic resistance.

April 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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