- 2 Seasons
The historical drama Britannia fictionalizes the events of early British history. Like most modern historical dramas, it has little to do with actual history. It is more closely related to the concerns and issues of the 21st century. Set in 43AD, the captivating, anarchic drama follows the Roman army as they return to crush the Celtic heart of Britannia, a mysterious land led by warrior women and powerful Druids who claim to channel the powerful forces of the underworld. "Britannia" is set when the Romans invaded Britain led by General Aulus Plautius, who is determined to succeed where Julius Caesar failed and conquer this mythical land on the very end of the Roman Empire, through any means necessary. Young Cait of the Cantii tribe loses her family in the resulting invasion and finds an unlikely protector in Divis "The Outcast"; a former druid and apparent madman sent into exile by Veran, leader of the Druids in Britannia. Meanwhile Kerra, daughter of the Cantii King, must find a way to protect her people not only from the returning Romans but also the Regni, who look to seize on the new opportunity to defeat their long-standing rivals.