Domina: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
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Air date: Jun 6, 2021

Golden Girl of Rome Livia Drusilla loses everything in the Civil War as her father and husband find themselves on the losing side, forcing her into exile. Livia has to make a heartbreaking decision to save her son's life and her own.

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Air date: Jun 13, 2021

When an amnesty is suddenly declared, a pregnant Livia returns to Rome and sets out to rebuild her family fortunes, and save her friend, by seducing Gaius. But she is still married.

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Air date: Jun 20, 2021

Livia has to help Gaius keep his power over the Senate despite her secret mission to restore the Republic, while managing a vicious family feud between her son Tiberius and Octavia's son, Marcellus.

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Air date: Jun 27, 2021

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Filmed in Rome, Domina follows the extraordinary rise of Emperor Augustus Caesar's third wife, Livia Drusilla, played by Kasia Smutniak (Perfetti Sconosciuti, Loro, Devils). The series will bring to life the exploits, affairs, and battles for political clout that surrounded this power couple who sat at the heart of the Roman Empire.

Cast & Crew

Kasia Smutniak
Livia Drusilla
Nadia Parkes
Young Livia
Alaïs Lawson
Marcella
Colette Dalal Tchantcho
Antigone
Emma Canning
Young Antonia
Simon Burke
Screenwriter
Cristina Giubbetti
Executive Producer
Faye Dorn
Executive Producer
Claire McCarthy
Executive Producer
Patrick Spence
Executive Producer
Marcus Wilson
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Domina Season 1

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Viewers might want to break out the XXL togas, because Domina does run a bit hot, and certainly fierce.

Jun 3, 2021 | Full Review…

More Wake Me Up Before You Toga than Edward Gibbon's Decline and Fall. It was fun but it felt a minor miracle that everyone involved managed to keep a straight face.

May 21, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The combination of high drama and even higher production values is always an appealing one, making this an entertaining spin on ancient Rome, given depth by its compelling heroine.

May 17, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The story is compelling and the production design is as terrific as the casting.

May 12, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Domina] may spend an awful lot of time on set-up, but its willingness to push boundaries and unabashedly feminist framing are reason enough to tune in next week.

Jun 7, 2021 | Rating: 3.75/5 | Full Review…

It may be the latest series to be 'the next Game Of Thrones', but this gore-light blockbuster is a little too easy on the eye and unchallenging for the brain to earn that title.

May 21, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This Italian-made series for Sky Atlantic was shot at the renowned Cinecittà Studios in Rome, where Visconti, Leone, Scorsese and Bertolucci have all worked, but sadly none of that old-time movie magic has rubbed off on it.

May 17, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Domina: Season 1

  • Jun 12, 2021
    Started off with the promise of a great historical drama but quickly morphed into a soap of repetitive crises and predictable twists and outcomes.
  • Jun 09, 2021
    I really enjoyed the fast pace of the first three episodes. After that it gets a bit tough to keep up with all the unnecessary side plots. Would like to see a second season.
  • Jun 08, 2021
    Rubbish. The studio five star reviews took longer to write than the script. Hilarious how they know what happens in each episode when only one has been released. The other one was correct if you know nothing about history or good television you will love this show.
  • Jun 08, 2021
    Even if you know the history this series is full of surprises and very different from the (ancient) classic "I, Claudius". Sometimes it is more like caper of the week as Livia extracts herself from perilous situations using her brains, beauty and ability to manipulate weaker men.
  • Jun 07, 2021
    "Gossip Girl" in togas. A huge missed opportunity to tell one of the best stories of all time. Instead does a deep disservice to history by portraying the players as revolting teenagers who lie about discussing the events that should be shown on camera.
  • Jun 07, 2021
    As someone with very little knowledge about the historical events the series is based on I found it very interessting and entertaining. Decent cast and acting. Great sets and wardrobes (maybe not the most acurate). I just wished they would have shown more of the young Livia Druscilla than only the first two episodes and painted a more detailed picure how she transformed from a intelligent, maybe a little naïve, young girl to the more ruthless and manipuliting woman. Looking forward to a second season.

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