This article comes from Den of Geek UK.
Good news for viewers who chose to invest their time in Sky Atlantic’s Roman Empire saga, Britannia: a second series is on the way, and Sky is wasting no time on it, as production is set to get underway well before summertime.
Britannia was a much-needed hit for Atlantic, with the premiere episode of Jez Butterworth’s series amassing an audience of 1.88 million.
“The first series of Britannia brought Jez’s unique vision to life,” said Sky’s Commissioning Editor for Drama Cameron Roach, in a statement. “The series is a tale of clashing faith systems, torn apart families, mystic men and fearsome queens, all told with humour, heart, epic drama and violence. Drama on Sky is about the unexpected, the visceral and the memorable, it’s about stories told in a way you won’t find anywhere else. That’s why we are delighted to be working with Jez and the production team on the next instalment.”
Butterworth (Edge Of Tomorrow, Spectre) created Britannia alongside Vertigo Films as a way for Sky to capture a little of that sweet, sweet Game Of Thrones audience, and the project seems to have been a success, for the most part. Stars David Morrissey, Kelly Reilly, Zoë Wanamaker and Mackenzie Crook will no doubt return for the sophomore run, and the scripts will once again be written by Butterworth and his brothers, Tom and John-Henry, it’s been confirmed.
More as we have it.
Britannia season 2 release date
Sky is eyeing an early 2019 air date for the second series of Britannia. We’ll bring you an exact date when we have it.