TWD, Outlander, True Detective, Harry Potter, Star Wars Alumni: Check Out the Incredible Cast of Amazon’s Britannia

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This. Is. Insane.

Well, the cast of Amazon/Sky UK’s Brittania is insane; the period drama charting the Aulus Plautius-led Roman invasion of Britain in 43 A.D. is already on our must-see list, largely because of its amazing actors. I may have been a latecomer to The Borgias, The Tudors, and Vikings, but I’m no less enthusiastic a period piece fan than the rest of you. And there’s an absolute powerhouse of talent heading our way.

Written by Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow, Black Mass), Tom Butterworth (Fortitude), and Richard McBrien (MI-5, Merlin), Brittania will be filmed in Prague and Wales. The film focuses on Celtic female warriors who lead the resistance against Plautius’ forces. Butterworth describes the series setup:

Besides being hard, hard warriors, the Celts have a belief system which makes them almost invincible. It’s a deep, heavy magic. Last time the Romans tried to invade, the mighty Julius Caesar took one look, turned round and went straight home. Now, almost a century later, the Romans are back.

Here we have a war between two pantheons — the Roman gods vs. the Celtic gods …. And we see it all from a human perspective, of individual survival, ambition, courage, lust, loss, revenge.

Now, take a gander at this mind-bogglingly, glorious cast.

Kelly Reilly (True Detective, Black Box, Sherlock Holmes) as Kerra

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David Morrissey (The Walking Dead, Extant, Doctor Who, Red Riding) as Aulus

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Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Agatha Christie: Poirot, Doctor Who, My Family) as Queen Antedia

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Stanley Weber (Outlander, Borgia) as Lindon

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Hugo Speer (The Musketeers, Father Brown, The Full Monty, The Interpreter, Bleak House) as Lucius

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Nikolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing (Danish), Follow the Money, Men and Chicken, Child 44) as Divis

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Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (Starred Up, Fortitude, Legends) as Vitus

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Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Bastard Executioner, Banished, The Hour, Lucy) as Phelan

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Ian McDiarmid as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine King Pellenor

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(Is it just me, or could he be Thom Yorke’s father?)

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All in? ALL IN.

Britannia will be available Amazon and Sky UK in 2017.

 

Cindy Davis

Cindy Davis

Editor-in-Chief. Former Senior News Editor at Pajiba.com and published at BUST.

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  • who is this Stanley Weber (Outlander, Borgia) as Lindon and WHY IS HE SO PRETTY?

    Also for the CLive owen king arthur fans out there —– so is like the prequel? lolol

  • MissAmynae

    You had me at Zoë.

  • ChainedVase

    Oh how I wish that Amazon shows were available in Canada.

    • Can you use Hola Unblocker for Sky UK?

      • ChainedVase

        We actually got an email from our provider warning us that they had detected “copyright violations” from our address, so we’ve become pretty leery of any VPN type stuff. Yikes.

        • Fabius_Maximus

          Hola is allegedly unsafe, anyway.

          • Berry

            Our computer went all out of wack (technical term) after a while of using it, and get better when we uninstalled it, so I think it is.

        • Hmm, I’ve not had any issues with it. Well, hopefully it’ll come your way at some point.

          • ChainedVase

            Fingers crossed!! 🙂

  • AbbySaurus

    Made it all the way to “period drama”

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    I’m in.