Created by James Richardson and brothers Tom and Jez Butterworth, the latest series will return to ancient Britannia where Cait, played by Eleanor Worthington-Cox, is carrying out her prophecy as the ‘Chosen One’ who will save her war-torn land of Druids and Celts from the Romans.
Period dramas come in myriad forms. Latterly, few have been as high concept as Jez Butterworth’s bloody and somewhat bewildering saga, Britannia, set roughly 2,000 years ago as the invading Romans attempt to “civilise” an island of warring Celtic tribes.
Co-produced by Sky Atlantic and Amazon Prime Video, the skill of the make-up department alone is worth tuning in for. The prosthetic work done to Mackenzie Crook, who plays druid mystic Veran, is extraordinary.
But the makers of Sky Atlantic’s Britannia starring David Morrissey, Mackenzie Crook and Zoe Wanamaker took a more imaginative and freewheeling approach to their costume creation.
The series is set approximately 2000 years ago when the Romans are attempting to stamp their bloody authority on a tribal land made up of Celts and Druids.
The dark and complex world of Britannia is shown in the new images and first-look trailer released by the broadcaster.
Britannia is a Sky Original Production by written multi-award-winning script writer Jez Butterworth, who has written extensively for the stage (The Ferryman, Jerusalem) and whose film writing credits include Black Mass, Edge of Tomorrow, and Spectre.
Britannia is a ten-part drama by multi-award-winning script writer Jez Butterworth, which is set to air in 2017. Butterworth has written Black Mass (2015), Edge of Tomorrow, and has also co-written James Bonds' Spectre.
For the first time, Sky has teamed up with Amazon to create the new historical drama.
Set in 43AD, the story sees the Roman army invading Celtic Britannia, a land ruled by warrior women and powerful druids who can channel the powerful forces of the underworld.
Britannia is a big-budget drama set in 43AD as the Roman Imperial Army returns to crush the wild heartlands of Britannia, where the wild Celtic warriors and druids hold sway over the population.
The series stars Kelly Reilly (True Detective), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Zoë Wannamaker (Harry Potter) and Stanley Weber (Outlander).
The Season is a chance for Amazon users to offer feedback and respond to new shows before the are commissioned for a full series.
According to Amazon’s Roy Price, the company are “focused on bringing customers compelling, must-see TV and we accomplish this by going directly to them for input.”
He added, "Our process has proven to work time and time again. their feedback has helped create series that have become fan favourites among critics and customers."