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.
Britannia offers an intensely dramatic portrait of Roman conquest and Celtic resistance.
The final two episodes really give us an idea of the missed opportunity here to make a potentially legendary show that would live long in the memory.
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