Britannia

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The mysterious and tumultuous land of 43AD Britannia is occupied by many warring tribes, until the invasion of a foreign army sparks chaos and allegiances. Celtic rivals Kerra (Kelly Reilly) and Antedia (Zoë Wanamaker) must face the oncoming Roman invasion led by Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey) as it seeks to dismantle the Celtic Resistance.
Starring
DAVID MORRISSEYKELLY REILLYNIKOLAJ LIE KAAS
Genres
FantasyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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  1. 1. Episode #1.1
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    January 25, 2018
    1 h 9 min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English, English [Audio Description]
    The Celts of 43AD Britannia are a divided and warring group of tribes. But all tribal disputes are sidetracked with the arrival of General Aulus Plautius leading his army of Roman invaders. The invasion is only foreseen by rogue Druid Divis, where on his secret mission to overthrow the Romans, he finds an unlikely ally in a young Celt girl, Cait.
  2. 2. Episode #1.2
    January 25, 2018
    46min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    King Pellenor is convinced his people can destroy the Romans using force, but Kerra seeks an alternative approach. Cait struggles to connect with Divis, and soon finds she is left to fend for herself. An attempted mutiny goes wrong. General Aulus finds an ally in the Cantii’s longstanding enemy and then seeks answers from an unexpected source.
  3. 3. Episode #1.3
    January 25, 2018
    44min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    General Aulus returns from his visit to the Underworld. Pellenor is furious to learn of Kerra’s secret visit to the Romans. Divis persuades two Romans to get him into the enemy camp. Armed with the knowledge of her father’s survival, Cait reunites with Divis to provoke a change in plans.
  4. 4. Episode #1.4
    January 25, 2018
    47min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Veran leads his troupe of Druids to Crugdunon Fortress to deliver judgment to Kerra. Events take an unexpected turn and lead to a new order for the Regni. Cait makes a confession to her father. Aulus serves his own unique sense of punishment to the Roman mutineers.
  5. 5. Episode #1.5
    January 25, 2018
    44min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    When Kerra is given a deadline to make a decision, Lindon offers her an alternative path. Phelan struggles to come to terms with the recent events, while Amena spirals down a self-destructive path. Aulus visits Queen Antedia of the Regni. Divis seeks answers in the Underworld.
  6. 6. Episode #1.6
    January 25, 2018
    42min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Divis receives a deadly mission. Kerra adjusts to her new role as vendettas are plotted against her. Cait and her father find peace at Crugdunon but it is short lived. Aulus agrees to talks with Kerra but is sidetracked by his own personal mission.
  7. 7. Episode #1.7
    January 25, 2018
    45min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Camped out in a deserted village, Phelan is not convinced by Ania’s confidence in their prophecy. Cait and Sawyer find solace but it is cut short when Divis’ demon Pwykka tracks them down. Roman deserters, Brutus and Philo, contemplate the gods.
  8. 8. Episode #1.8
    January 25, 2018
    42min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    The Cantii are still under siege from the Regni. Antedia uses a spy to her advantage. Aulus, sidetracked by his personal mission, tasks three sets of assassins to track down Cait. Lucius’ mistrust of Aulus grows and his actions lead to fatal consequences. Cait struggles to meet Divis’ expectations and his inability to protect her leads to a devastating end.
  9. 9. Episode #1.9
    January 25, 2018
    41min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English, English [Audio Description]
    Divis tries to track down the abducted Cait. The siege of the Cantii reaches a bitter and violent end. Phelan and Ania seek answers from Druid Veran. Veran considers the hope that is left for them all in the form of Cait.

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Directors
CHRISTOPH SCHREWE
Supporting actors
ELEANOR WORTHINGTON-COXMACKENZIE CROOKJULIAN RHID-TUTTSTANLEY WEBERLIANA CORNELLBARRY WARDANNABEL SCHOLEYHUGO SPEERGERSHWYN EUSTACHE JUNIORFORTUNATO CERLINOJOE ARMSTRONGZOE WANNAMAKERIAN MCDIARMID
Producers
VERTIGO FILMSNEAL STREET PRODUCTIONS
Season year
2018
Network
Amazon Studios
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentnuditysmokingfrightening scenesviolence
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3.5 out of 5 stars

2215 global ratings

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  3. 14% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 17% of reviews have 1 stars
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ShannonReviewed in the United States on February 6, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing FANTASY Show!
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This show was so captivating I watched all of season 1 in a single day. Very interesting! Note: It is NOT historically accurate, it is not meant to be, it is a fantasy show. Very little is known about the Celtic people, because they did not write down their history. Almost all the accounts of these people is from the Roman point of view, and this series certainly reflects that. I was a little hesitant at first after reading other reviews that stated this series was a "gore-fest". It really wasn't, no more than the walking dead and certainly no where near as bad as game of thrones. If you are able to sit back and take this show for what it is, a piece of entertainment, then I highly recommend giving Britannia a watch! But if you are going to nit-pick at it, skip it. I, personally, cannot wait for season two!
366 people found this helpful
RCBLAKEReviewed in the United States on October 12, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
So tired of blood, gore and torture
Starting out, we were extremely excited about this series. However we, like MANY OTHER PEOPLE, are just sick of having to witness hyper-real torture scenes, ghoulish murder scenes and blood-spattered everything. I am very well-read and I understand the time period this series is set in and the barbaric practices that took place. That doesn’t mean that I want to vicariously live through the horrors through a tv show. I don’t mind allusion to the violence but it truly makes a tragic statement about our society when people actually want to see and ENJOY seeing human beings being tortured mercilessly.
Amazon, you are disregarding an enormous segment of potential viewers by pandering only to the gore-craving segment of your audience. If Britannia had been less gruesome, I’d have given it 5 stars.
139 people found this helpful
MikeReviewed in the United States on July 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Glad I gave this show a try
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Glad I gave this show a try. The negative reviews seem to mostly revolve around historical inaccuracy, but come on already, if you want historical accuracy go watch a documentary. The characters are quite enjoyable and the show itself is fun to watch. I don't want to get too in depth with a review and risk giving things away, but I will surely be hoping for a 2nd season
77 people found this helpful
dougpaulineReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
waiting for season 2
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great movie, love everything about it, awaiting for Season 2, when will you guys release it ? :D
41 people found this helpful
angry oneReviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lots and lots of fun. I'll break it down
Lots and lots of fun. I'll break it down.

Amazing makeup and fantastic costumes (most of which are surprisingly accurate from a historical perspective).
Creative plot that manages to keep you interested through the first half of the season and absolutely hooked through the second half (some serious expense; it keeps you guessing without being random)
Good score (though it is a sin on their part not to include any Celtic music).
Generally brilliant acting (even the actors who struggle in the beginning literally get their act together; and the ones who do well, do REALLY well).
Not actually a rip off of GOT, calm yourself. After two episodes this is 100% clear.
Crazy good cinematography, editing, and set design. Stunning.
Some funny scenes, but nothing that seems entirely forced (maybe with the exception of the last part of the Brutus and Philo storyline)
Very, very binge-able.
Decent action sequences (not too many and not poorly done, just nothing too exceptional).

For my fellow history nerds: by the low, low standards of modern television, this show is pretty good when it comes to historical accuracy (luckily enough there aren't TOO many accurate accounts form the time) and the show runners are not guilty of the greatest of sins: transposing modern morality and modern ideologies into something that happened ca. 2000 yrs ago. No hardcore politically fueled revisionism, just creative license and mucking about.

I haven't had this much fun watching a TV show in a while, didn't feel tedious and I didn't get bored. Quite the ride really and, yes, I watched the whole season before commenting.
259 people found this helpful
lifeReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great show
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Great tv series, was fun to watch. People crying about the inaccuracy of the history should lighten up or go watch the history channel.
61 people found this helpful
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 11, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Awful
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Acting awful, writing awful, production values really awful. What a shame. There was incredible potential in this period of history. Very disappointed. Editing done with kitchen shears.
44 people found this helpful
Steve Russell Jr.Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic! Pay attention to detail!
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AMAZING show... usually I can predict a lot of things are going to happen in the TV show but this one gave me a few unexpected turns I did not see coming! I hope there a season 2 soon!

Thank you for your awesome recommendation!
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