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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Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
Air date: Jan 26, 2018
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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.

Critic Reviews for Britannia Season 1

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (5)

The acting, directing, scripting are all fine, sometimes they are very good, but the show has yet to really take off, although the potential is there.

Dec 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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What's fun so far is the way a nonchalant 21st-century sensibility is teleported back to 43 AD.

Dec 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's rare these days when a historically-inspired series properly manages to merge a modern sensibility into a period piece. Britannia manages to navigate the waters with a great cast.

Jan 26, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Britannia may occasionally wow with its visuals and provide enjoyment in David Morrissey's performance, but the attempts to emulate better shows gives everything a soulless, corporate quality.

Dec 20, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If you think Game Of Thrones is a bit stuffy and too grounded in reality, this is definitely your series.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The spectacle itself is impressive, but the lack of substance underneath keeps Britannia from really landing.

Dec 20, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

So what if it's a little more modest in scope than its transatlantic fantasy cousin? Britannia also takes itself a bit less seriously and has an earthy charm all its own.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

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