New series Britannia starts tonight on Sky Atlantic!
Have a quick look at the trailer below just to wet your appetite.
And if you haven't promised to watch the series with your better half, you can watch every episode of Season 1 right now!
If this is right up your street, come right back here and let our other community members know your thoughts!
I am excited about this, it's already in my watchlist! In particular intrigued to see if Eleanor Worthington Cox's character really does spend the whole series shouting her head off as appears to be the case from all the publicity ... I'm hoping she's still possessed by theEnfield Poltergeist (nice segue into another excellent NOW TV boxset there!)
Great to see the whole boxset has been released in one go, watch it when you want where you want.
I am up to episode 4 so far and this TV show is not really doing anything for me yet, where I may as well see it through it's first season.
One thing is for certain the opening soundtrack and on the end credits is totally rubbish, who had the bright idea to use music that sounds like it came from the 1960's for a Celtic / Roman TV Drama Series
Surely some Celtic chanting music or a powerful Orchestral theme soundtrack would have been a more fitting choice in my opinion
Loved the first ep!! Top notch cast with Walking Dead's Governor in one corner, Emperor Palpatine in the other , a great Obi-Wan 'move along' moment and a bucket full of Druid Jedi Knights. Mackenzie Crook does freaky well.
With a theme tune straight out of The Wicker Man, wide aperture cinematography and lots of running around, we just need the Roman's to crack out a ######-er-nee accent and we'd all be in a Guy Ritchie movie! Complete and utter bonkers but it fills the GoT-shaped hole nicely!
we just need the Roman's to crack out a ######-er-nee accent and we'd all be in a Guy Ritchie movie!
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Is this season 2 of Britannia? I've already watched all nine episodes of season 1 and found it completely fascinating.
Until I saw Britannia, I had no idea that empire building took more than just having a superior army, it also takes duplicity, exploiting tribal divisions and mistrust, and above all conquering at the most opportune moment.
In other words, Britannia is brilliant.
@Anonymous User @Karl-F
I too thoroughly enjoyed Britannia, all nine episodes, and in response to your season 2 question I could find no mention of when it will appear other than 2018.
Mind you, there is one thing that "jarred" me, and that is the use of modern expressions in, what is suppose to be, an historical drama, with an added touch of mysticism.
I can forgive that one failing because, I believe, the makers want to sell this show to America and so some artistic license is necessary.
However, Britannia is nowhere near as bad as the failed "Robin Hood" series the BBC made a few years back. In that show you had British actors in a British historical drama constantly using American expressions, it was just awful. Mercifully, that series came to a quick and premature end, and hopefully, never to be endured again.